Advanced Cancer Therapeutics Center (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 is a primary or secondary Urologic cancer, the Arizona Urology Specialists ACT team strives to enhance longevity and quality of life. We have access to state of the art treatments and referrals to investigative trials as needed.
As the program director, Christopher S. Stewart, M.D., F.A.C.S. 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." We have a dedicated team of Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers who have extensive training and experience in managing prostate, bladder and renal cancer. In fact, our center evaluates more patients in one day than a typical medical oncologist sees in a month.
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.
Advanced Cancer Therapeutics Center / Arizona Prostate Cancer Center Locations:
1313 E. Osborn Road, #B-150 Phoenix, AZ. 85014
20601 North 19th Ave. Suite 115, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Our scheduling phone number is 480.264.4720
Telehealth Video Appointments Are Available
For your convenience, we will provide some visits via telehealth with audio/video applications on your phone/laptop or computer from wherever is convenient for you.
During the Coronavirus situation, we will be providing in-office care for urgent conditions only with one of our many Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers. Please click here for a list of our offices where we currently are seeing patients: Information About Our Offices
Our Team — Advanced Cancer Therapeutics
Christopher Stewart, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Director, Division of Advanced Cancer Therapeutics
Certified by the American Board of Urology
Dr. Stewart specializes in urologic cancers and in laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine (USC), and completed his urological and surgical residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, MN.
Dr. Stewart is former President of Arizona Urology Specialists, Chief Medical Officer and Chair of the Department of Surgery, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center where he previously was Chair of the Robotic Surgery program. He is a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery and teaches surgeons around the country techniques in robotic and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Stewart's peers have selected him numerous times as a Top Doctor in Phoenix Magazine.
Practice philosophy: 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 the 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.
Practice philosophy: 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.