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Posts by Philip J. Saylor, MD


Philip J. Saylor, MD, is a genitourinary medical oncologist and clinical/translational investigator at the Mass General Cancer Center where he has been an attending physician since 2010. His in-person clinic is located on the Mass General Boston campus in the Yawkey building on the 7th floor (Yawkey 7E clinic area), though he also provides virtual care. He and his team provide collaborative care for patients with genitourinary cancers (prostate, kidney/renal cell, bladder & upper tract urothelial, testicular, and adrenal cancers). His practice is primarily based in the outpatient clinic, but he also works approximately 1 month per year providing hospital-based care. 

His research is focused on prostate cancer and other genitourinary cancers with emphases on (1) team-oriented bedside-to-bench collaboration to better understand the biology of the tumor microenvironment, and (2) the metabolic side effects of systemic prostate cancer treatments. Among other efforts, he has worked since 2016 with a diverse coalition of collaborators (clinically-focused physicians, lab investigators focused on tumor biology, and a bio-informatics lab) to study human bone metastasis tissue at the single cell level. It is his belief that this sort of low ego / team-oriented research can accomplish things that wouldn't be possible for any smaller sub-set of the people involved. Improving the lives of patients is the ultimate goal of all of this work.

Dr. Saylor is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned his MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, then completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California San Diego. His fellowship training in medical oncology was at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Mass General.

Mass General Bladder, Kidney, Penile, Prostate and Testicular Cancer Program

Physicians in the Mass General Bladder, Kidney, Penile, Prostate and Testicular Cancer Program specialize in using advanced surgical therapies and minimally invasive procedures to treat male and female genitourinary cancers.