Advanced Cancer Therapeutics (ACT) is a term used to describe treatment for cancers that are advanced beyond their organ of origin or for high risk cancers. Whether it’s a primary or secondary cancer, the Arizona Urology Specialists ACT team strives to enhance longevity and quality of life.
As the program director, Daniel Woodruff, MD, provides a personalized approach with each patient stressing the importance of HOPE. “For every person referred to Advanced Cancer Therapeutics for treatment,” he said, “know that we will walk side by side with you through this time in your life.”
He also encourages participants to bring to appointments friends, family, neighbors, anyone who is part of their support system as everyone is welcome! The team will help you navigate through the healthcare system so you can receive the best care possible.
For your convenience, we have two locations: Phoenix at 1313 E. Osborn Road, #B-150 and Scottsdale 3501 N. Scottsdale Rd #250. Our scheduling phone number is 480.264.4720.
Daniel Y. Woodruff, MD
Director, Division of Advanced Cancer Therapeutics
Diplomate of the American Board of Urology
Dr. Woodruff was a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas before completing a urology and general surgery residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. After working in private practice in North Carolina, he joined Arizona Urology Specialists in 2015.
Certified by the American Board of Urology, in addition to advanced cancer, he specialized in stone disease with minimally invasive treatment, vasectomy, and male and female urinary dysfunction.
Winner of the HonorHealth Osborn Medical Center Rising Physician Leader Award for 2018, Dr. Woodruff is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society along with numerous specialty organizations.
Through my experiences being a patient, I realize that one of the most important aspects of medical care is that patients have hope. It is especially important to me to share that perspective with patients who have a life altering diagnosis.
Christy Smith, ANP-C, CUNP, RNFA
Advanced Cancer Therapeutics Center Director
Certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and a Urology Nurse Practitioner, Christy earned her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from University of Phoenix and her Adult Nurse Practitioner degree through Arizona State University.
Passionate about the field of urology, she has specialized in metastatic prostate cancer, interstitial cystitis, and neurogenic bladder; has assisted in robotic surgery and served as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students.
Christy joined Arizona Urology Specialists in 2011. She is past vice president of the Arizona Chapter of the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates and is an associate professor in Nursing at ASU. She now serves as the Director of the Advanced Prostate Cancer Program.
Since entering urology, I have always sought to be where I am most needed. I can think of no better group of patients to spend my days with than those navigating their way through an advanced prostate cancer diagnosis. With all the new therapies, the diagnosis of prostate cancer is full of hope. I'm excited to provide these treatments to patients and support them and their families.
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