March 2021 Awareness Night 25 YEARS IN PROSTATE CANCER CARE: Where we were and where we are headed Dr. Gerard Morton, MD, MB BCh BAO, MRCPI, FRCPC, FFRRCSI Radiation Oncologist, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre Professor of Radiation Oncology, Dept. of Medicine, U. of Toronto CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation time is 1:19:39 <
January 2021 Awareness Night Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer: From A(palutamide) to Z(ytiga(tm)) Dr. Urban Emmenegger, MD Medical Oncologist, Odette Cancer Centre (Div. of Medical Oncology) and Sunnybrook Research Institute (Biological Sciences Platform) Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, U. of Toronto Associate Member, Inst. of Medical Science, U. of Toronto CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation time is 2:15:05 <
September 2020 Awareness Night HIFU-The Prostate Cancer Lumpectomy! Focused treatment to kill the cancer – NOT-your Quality of Life Dr. Jack Barkin, MD, FICS, FACS, DABU, MHM, CCPE, FRCS Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto Urologic/ Robotic Surgeon, Humber River Hospital Executive Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Urology Medical Director, Can-Am HIFU, HIFU Proctor This Awareness Night was held on the Zoom platform. The session will include a Q and A component. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation time is 2:12:09 <
July 2020 Awareness Night Brachytherapy: The evolving roles of Brachytherapy for prostate cancer: teaching an old dog even newer tricks! Dr. Alejandro Berlin, MD, MScClinician-Scientist Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Asst. Professor, Dept. of Radiation, U. of Toronto This Awareness Night was held on the Zoom platform. The session will include a Q and A component. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEOThe Complete Presentation time is 1:22:23 <
November 2019 Awareness Night Active Surveillance Decisions (Why, Who, How, and When you know it’s time to be treated) Dr. Danny Vesprini, MD, MSc, FRCPC Affiliate Scientist, Biological Sciences, Odette Cancer Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute Radiation Oncologist, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre Asst. Prof., Dept. of Radiation Oncology, U. of Toronto CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 1:04:57 minutes <
A new study of this pioneering new approach uses sound waves to heat and destroy tumors and leaves the healthy surrounding tissue untouched according to Science Daily. This minimally invasive method that is called MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound ablation (TULSA) relies on a rod-shaped device that is inserted directly into the urethra and are controlled by a software algorithm. What’s even more remarkable is that the entire procedure — called Tulsa-pro – is done in an MRI scanner and not in an operating room. This treatment is not available in North America at present. Read the article.
Noted urologic surgeon Bert Vorstman, MD, MS, FAAP, FRACS, FACS today has issued a stinging report regarding the unreliable PSA test, the mislabeling of the common Gleason 6 prostate disease as a cancer, and the misrepresentation that the radical (robotic) prostatectomy treatment is scientifically proven to be safe and effective – a charade that represents an outrageous and shameful trifecta of abominations. Read the article.
It will hardly come as a surprise to most prostate cancer support group leaders and other prostate cancer advocates that there is a strong association between patient age and risk for side effects of radical prostatectomy. However, we now have a rather more sophisticated set of insight into such risks. Read the article.