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: 2023 Jan. 25 Welcome! We are now formally known as Prostate Cancer Support Toronto.  You are invited to join a meeting: PCS Peer Support Group Meeting over the Zoom platform. The next one is Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 2023. Click here to register for this meeting.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Our next Awareness Night will be on Tues. Jan. 31, 2023. The presenter is Dr. Andrew Evans (Mackenzie Health) on “Understanding Gleason scores and pathology reports”.  Click here to register for this meeting.  To see our complete 2023 schedule, click 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.

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.

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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