Active surveillance may miss aggressive prostate cancers in black men

A Johns Hopkins study of more than 1,800 men ages 52 to 62 suggests that African-Americans diagnosed with very-low-risk prostate cancers are much more likely than white men to actually have aggressive disease that goes unrecognized with current diagnostic approaches.  Although prior studies have found it safe to delay treatment and monitor some presumably slow-growing or low-risk prostate cancers, such “active surveillance” (AS) does not appear to be a good idea for black men, the study concludes. Read the article.

Win a 2013 Camero ZL1!

Prostate Cancer Canada holds special raffle:                                       for a one-of-a-Kind 2013 Camaro ZL1 on Sept. 18, 2013 Click here to read our July Newsletter and go to page 7 to see the details and how to buy tickets.

Newsletter July 2013

Awareness: The PCCN-Toronto and Side by Side Prostate Cancer Support Groups Newsletter. In this Issue: 2013 Father’s Day Walk/Run Dr. Keith Jarvi – March 2013 / Dr. Saibish – May 2013 / Rocco Rossi attends March awareness night / 2013 Leader’s Conference postponed! / PCC’s 2013 Mark Dailey Local Hero Award winner / Man to Man/PCCN-Toronto 20th anniversary / Raffle – one of a kind 2013 Camaro ZL1 Read it by clicking the link below to open the pdf file: July_Newsletter_2013

VIDEO: Dr. Saibish “The current role of Brachytherapy”

      May 2013 Scotiabank Awateness Night Dr. Saibishkumar Elantholi Parameswaran, “Dr. Saibish” MBBS, MD, FRCPC Assistant Professor,  Department of Radiation Oncology, University of TorontoRadiation Oncologist, The Princess Margaret University Health Network “Prostate cancer treatment: the current role of Brachytherapy” In early-stage prostate cancer, brachytherapy has a proven performance that is on a par with benchmark prostate cancer treatments such as the radical prostatectomy.The indications for use of this approach are expanding, and modifications in brachytherapy techniques have resulted in improvement in tumour-related outcomes along with better quality of life and convenience for patients with prostate cancer.This presentation details the evolution …

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