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. 


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.

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Newsletter Spring 2022

Awareness: The Prostate Cancer Support Toronto Newsletter. In this issue: Co-chairs’ message: 2 New board members What the board is working on Please support us – The Annual Father’s Day Walk/Run Awareness Nights schedule for 2022 A Tribute to Aaron Bacher Take advantage of PCS Toronto’s vast video library In the news:  The latest on PSA testing   Read it by clicking the link below to open the pdf file: Spring 2022 Newsletter

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Urine bugs may be a sign of aggressive prostate cancer

Scientists say they have identified urine bacteria which are linked to aggressive prostate cancer. The discovery might provide new ways to spot and even prevent these dangerous tumours, experts hope. It’s too soon to say if the bacteria might cause the cancer, rather than just be a helpful marker. Read the article here.

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Video: “Prostate Radiotherapy: the present and future of high precision treatment”

January 2022 Awareness Night Dr Danny Vesprini, B.Sc, M.Sc, MD, FRCPC Dept. of radiation oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto Affiliate scientist, Biological Sciences, , Sunnybrook Research Institute Assistant professor, Dept. of radiation oncology, University of Toronto     CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation time is 1:54:42 Disclaimer:  The contents of this video is solely for the purposes of education and information and does not constitute personal diagnostic advice or personal medical advice. 

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Newsletter Winter 2022

Awareness: The Prostate Cancer Support Toronto Newsletter. In this issue: Co-chairs’ message:Providing support in a pandemic Awareness Nights: Fall 2021 Highlights Awareness Nights schedule for 2022 PCST Health Team invites your suggestions A Tribute to Stan Mednick   Read it by clicking the link below to open the pdf file: Winter 2022 Newsletter

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Video: “Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for the Management of Erectile Dysfunction and Bladder Leakage Following Prostate Cancer Treatments”

November 2021 Awareness Night Christina Dzieduszycki, MSc, PT, BA (Kin) Registered Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Hons Kin This session will include a consideration of the following topics: Why bladder leakage and erectile dysfunction happen after prostate cancer treatments (prostatectomy and radiation therapy) How Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can help with the management of bladder leakage and erectile dysfunction A video demonstration on how to use a penis pump after prostate cancer treatments An evidence-based exercise protocol to manage bladder leaks and enhance erectile function CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation time is 1:31:51 Disclaimer:  The contents of …

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New treatment that uses electrical currents to destroy tumours

Thousands of men with prostate cancer in the UK could be cured with an hour-long operation, doctors hope. The ‘game-changing’ treatment uses electrical currents to destroy difficult to reach tumours. Read the article.

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Another Prostate Song

Another prostate song, this one sung to “Mack the Knife”. Click here.

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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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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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