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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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Coronavirus Part 1

(Here is a preview of an article by one of PCCN-Toronto’s favourite Awareness Night speakers.  He has a regular column in US Too’s Hot Sheet.) Coronavirus Part 1 (Hopefully There is No Part 2 Because We Will Have Conquered Corona Quickly) by Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH My Hot SHEET column does not come out for a few weeks, so I have been asked to provide some personal thoughts on the obvious situation occurring. In addition to my public health background, I have previously worked with other infectious agents that have impacted many people. Let me be candid here. I am

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Upcoming Meetings and Latest Update

Last updated: 2024 Apr. 15 Welcome! Our next Zoom meeting will be on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024, the first Tuesday of the month. To register for the meeting and get the link, click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. You are also invited to join out next In-Person PCS Peer Support Group. The meeting is on Tuesday, Apr 16th, 2024, the third Tuesday of the month.  Please register for this meeting by sending an email to <info@pcstoronto.ca> so that we can know how many to expect. Location Lansing United Church 49 Bogert Ave,

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Prostate cancer focus shifts from finding it early to preventing its advance

Prostate cancer has moved on. The focus used to be on diagnosing this cancer at an early stage. Now that testing is common and so many early cancers are being found, the focus has shifted to trying to prevent these early cancers from developing into advanced disease. Read the article here.

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Metastatic prostate cancer cases skyrocket

The number of new cases of metastatic prostate cancer climbed 72 percent in the past decade from 2004 to 2013, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The report considers whether a recent trend of fewer men being screened may be contributing to the rise, or whether the disease has become more aggressive—or both. Read the article here.

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Hospital Hacking

Hacking, the unauthorized access to data, is common these days. There are no federal requirements for cybersecurity standards on hospital equipment, which means once these machines are on a hospital’s network – and there are thousands in every hospital. Billy Rios, a cybersecurity expert, says most are easily hacked. Settings and critical information can be changed. Read the article here.

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20th Anniversary Video

November 2014 Awareness Night – 20th Anniversary Celebration Watch this video of our 20th anniversary celebration: A bit of history from our founding as Man to Man to our joining the Prostate Cancer Canada Network Congratulatory messages from the medical community Our position on PSA testing as presented by PCC’s President and CEO Rocco Rossi   CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 54:38 minutes

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