Announcement: Recent News from the Web

Articles from the Internet are regularly gleaned from the website and posted. An attempt is made to categorize them, as listed in the sidebar on the right. Click on the Categories widget to see the categories, and select the category of interest. They will appear on a new page in order from the most recent to the oldest. Some are from refereed scientific journals, while other are from more popular press websites. Almost all posts include a very brief description with a link to the actual article. As always, be careful about the source.

Video: “Managing Prostate Cancer in a Pandemic”

September 2021 Awareness Night Dr. Rajiv Singal,  MD, FRCSC Endourology, Urologic Cancer and Robotic Surgery Michael Garron Hospital Asst. Prof., Dept. of Surgery, U. of Toronto     In this session Dr. Singal will review: -life before March 2020 -the early Covid pandemic response -some data on what has been lost or deferred in terms of care -principles on how Prostate Cancer has been triaged throughout the pandemic -some Covid modelling data for the 4th wave. For the Q and A portion of the evening, Dr. Singal will be joined by Dr. Olivier Heimrath. Dr. Heimrath is a partner in …

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Is Gleason 6 a cancer?

On July 29, 2021, Drs. Ming Zhou, Pathologist-in-Chief and Chair of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Tufts Medical School, and Dr. Scott Eggener, Vice Chair of Urology at the University of Chicago, debated this question: Is Gleason 6 a cancer? The doctors presented their cases at the AnCan program in this video individually. One of Eggener’s key points is that he has never seen a patient die from Gleason 6 so why call it a cancer. Zhou took the stand that if it looks like a cancer, which Gleason does under the microscope, then it’s a cancer. The question-and-answer period covered such …

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What is Right for Me in My Prostate Cancer Treatment?

Video is now available of the fourth webinar in Us TOO‘s series, What is Right for Me in My Prostate Cancer Treatment?, a discussion on Imaging. Continuing advances in imaging technology and usage can mean more accurate testing and diagnosis related to prostate cancer, and can help guide patients toward the best treatment options for them. Hear the latest from the experts on this very important topic. This webinar was recorded on June 24th. View the Video here. Featuring: Brian T. Helfand MD, PhD – Chief, Division of Urology, Ronald L. Chez Family and Richard Melman Family Endowed Chair of …

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Prostate Cancer – Active Surveillance and More…Past, present and Future

This seminar  with Dr Klotz, regarded as one of the pioneers of AS, and a fellow Canadian, will be of special interest to anyone on or interested in AS. This free webinar is available here.  You will be asked to register and give your email address.  Once you check the box at the bottom and click the Register button, you will taken to the presentation.

Video: Six Prostate Cancer Stories

July 2021 Awareness Night Six Prostate Cancer Stories – Different stories of different treatments and different journeys told by a panel of some of our Prostate Cancer Support Toronto members A special Awareness Night with our panelists: Ian, Solomon, Tom, Jeff, Tony, and Bob who will share their treatments and recount their prostate cancer experiences with a view toward the future. As we know, each of us has a unique story to tell and this is an opportunity to hear 6 unique stories and how each panelist has managed his journey. Topics will include: Active Surveillance, Advanced Prostate Cancer, Radical …

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Newsletter September 2021

Awareness: The Prostate Cancer Support Toronto and Side by Side Prostate Cancer Support Groups Newsletter. In this issue: The passing of Bill Deane Ask the Health Care Team – Dr. Danny Vesprini – reflections on the effect of Covid on medical practice Our next Awareness Night – Thurs. Sept. 30th with Dr. Rajiv Singal Thank you to our sponsors Our November Awareness Speaker – Christina Dzieduszycki Ask the Health Care Team – Dr. Sharon Sharir – reflections on the effect of Covid on medical practice Winston Klass Joins Board of Prostate Cancer Foundation of B.C. On going projects and general …

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Video: Dr. Eric Klein discusses Active Surveillance

Renowned Cleveland Clinic Urologist Dr. Eric Klein discusses Active Surveillance. Dr. Klein answers the questions: “What do I actually do while I’m on Active Surveillance?” What tests should I be taking and how often? How do I know if I qualify for Active Surveillance? What indicators will tell me that I must go off Active Surveillance and seek active treatment? Dr. Klein indicated that 15% of Gleason 6s have a molecular make up which may indicate the presence of a more aggressive cancer and in his opinion, genomic testing is critical to identify those cancers. Click here to view.

Video: “Physical, Psychological, and Functional Aspects of Prostate Cancer”

May 2021 Awareness Night Physical, Psychological, and Functional Aspects of Prostate Cancer Dr. Andrew Matthew, PhD, C. Psych Beginning with coping strategies for managing the diagnosis and the distress of treatment decision-making, the presentation will summarize the physical, psychological, and functional aspects of prostate cancer from diagnosis to survivorship. A description of the physiological nature of the prostate, prostate cancer, and the impact of localized prostate cancer treatment will follow. Treatments discussed will include robotic and open radical prostatectomy (surgery), external beam radiation treatment, and brachytherapy (seed therapy). Each of these treatments will be examined in terms of their impact …

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Newsletter May 2021

Awareness: The Prostate Cancer Support Toronto and Side by Side Prostate Cancer Support Groups Newsletter. In this issue: The Father’s Day Walk/Run is back! How to join our team or make a donation Thank you to our sponsors Our next Awareness Night – May 26th with Dr. Andrew Matthew On going projects and general information   Read it by clicking the link below to open the pdf file: May_2021_Newsletter

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