PCCN SURREY EVENTS
November 26 Meeting - Guest Speaker Dr. Michael Cox, Associate Professor, Dept. of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia and Senior Scientist at The Vancouver Prostate Centre will bring us up-to-date on research into Prostate Cancer. The title of his talk
“Managing prostate cancer in the modern era”
Summary: I will give a brief overview of prostate biology/physiology and an update on prostate cancer epidemiology in Canada based on the recent Canadian Cancer Society statistics release. There are some fascinating trends emerging I think everyone should be aware of. I will then quickly cover how prostate cancer diagnosis and management has changed since 2010. I will focus on emerging concepts of precision oncology and how they are being applied effectively to men with prostate cancer today and in the near future. My visual aids will likely be more complicated and technical than is appropriate for the audience but I use them all the same. I will carefully craft my statements to make my points to your group. The take home is that we are truly entering a new era. Real progress is being made to help men with progressive disease.
This is our last meeting of the year. Please bring a treat to share with others. We will supply coffee.
Two New Videos
Dr. Yanko spoke to our group on Oct 29th one of the effects of treatment - Erectile Dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment. This outstanding presentation was videoed and edited into short clips. It has been added toDr. Yanko’s previous talk on “Complications of Prostate Cancer Treatment". CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
We Have a New Video! On Oct. 1st Dr. Richard Wassersug from the Dept. of Urologic Science of UBC, gave a presentation on 'The Reality of the ADT (i.e., Hormone Therapy) and Managing ADT Side Effects’ We videoed his presentation, and along with his PowerPoint slides put them on our web site. To view the slides, video, or both click here
Note: Dr. Wassersug emphasized that his presentation was directed at the partners of patients on hormone therapy, although some patients may find his talk useful (I know I did). From my experience in support groups which started in 1997, I would considered Dr. Wassersug's presentation as a primer on the topic.
WANTED for a UBC Study - experienced prostate cancer survivors and their partners or caregivers in a research study funded by Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember. To learn more click here
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The Vancouver Prostate Centre’s - Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program at the Vancouver General Hospital is for men newly diagnosed, and for those who have received treatment.
Much has changed in the Support men can now receive. The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Programis at The Vancouver Prostate Centre now is an excellent option. They may be contacted without a referral and do work with your doctor.
Contact Number: 604-875-4485
Email: PCSC@vch.ca Website: www.prostatecentre.com/PCSC