May 14, 2013
The April Info Bulletin, with a number of interesting and
informative stories is available here.
Below are some of the stories featured in the Info Bulletin:
• Wake Up Call Breakfast
• Alex Young
• Springhill Penitentiary Outreach
• PCCN Online
• Rocco Visits PCCN Calgary
• PCCN Toronto & Rocco Rossi
• Prostate Cancer Expert Dr.Rob Bristow
guest blogs on PCC website
• PCC e-update
• Web & Twitter Chats with
Prostate Cancer Experts
• ASAP ( A Survivorship Action Partnership)
• Empire Theatres Partnership
• Cruise for the Cure – by Jim Dorsey
• Community Events
April 16, 2013
Managing Director of PCCN
Rocco Rossi is a Canadian businessman, executive and former political candidate. After graduating from McGill and Princeton University, Rocco’s career included positions with Advanced Material Resources, The Boston Consulting Group, Torstar, Labatt/Interbrew and MGI Software.
Rocco’s vast board experience is through his work with the United Way of Greater Toronto, AMR, the Ivey Foundation, the Internet Advertising Bureau of Canada, Toronto’s 2008 Olympic Bid and the Empire Club of Canada. He is also a supporter of Rotary International, Presidents of Enterprising Organizations and the Young Presidents’ Organization. Rocco was the CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario from 2004 – 2009 and from 2009 – 2011, was active in municipal and provincial politics.
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September 28, 2012
Check out the latest Our Voice.
From the current issue
- Get moving!
Exercise can combat treatment side effects and improve quality of life
PSA stands for Power, Strength, Agility
A Saskatoon program helps men communicate their treatment preferences and values
Focused support groups could help gay men open up about prostate cancer
Plus News and updates
May 21, 2011
by Winston Klass
Just over a year ago six members of the Newmarket, Brampton, and Toronto support groups met to discuss the feasibility of a special support group for advanced prostate cancer survivors. Feedback from advanced as well as regular prostate cancer survivors had indicated that regular support meetings may not be fully
catering to emotional and other needs of advanced prostate cancer survivors. At the end of this meeting the decision was made to launch a joint experimental online support group, with the understanding that at some point this group may progress to a full-fledged support group tailored to advanced prostate cancer survivors.
The definition of an advanced prostate cancer survivor was left open, with the decision to join our group left to individual assessments of relevance.
At this early stage our group activities follow relatively simple routines. Any newcomer circulates a profile of his prostate cancer journey (decision points, treatments, drugs, etc.) and members are invited to respond with advice by email or telephone under the guidance of a moderator. The moderator also circulates relevant information periodically from research papers and other sources.
The Calgary Warriors, a pioneer support group for advanced prostate cancer survivors, has provided strong leadership and encouragement…access to their
regular newsletters and Ken Dreger (a leader of this group) monitors our email traffic and helps us to refine group procedures. Our support group has grown to approximately 20 members and, with the Calgary Warriors size of 50 approximately, there is potential for significant growth of our membership.
Our first face to face meeting on Wednesday March 15 th provided the opportunity for direct sharing of information and comparison of journeys.
This went over very well and it was decided that the group will meet quarterly.
The group meets on the 3rd Tues. of March, June, Sept. and Dec. at Valleyview Residence, 541 Finch Avenue West., (immediately east of North York General Hospital, Branson branch, the same location as the Peer Support meeting, but in a separate room.)
In time, our support group will likely become the local chapter of a national online support network, thereby benefitting from advice and support
from survivors all across Canada.
Anyone who would like to benefit from the type of support that we provide may contact us at PCCN-Toronto, via email email@example.com or by calling our hotline number – 416-932-8820.
April 20, 2011
Prostate Cancer: The Latest Lifesaving Information
An evening talk on Prostate Cancer
Sunnybrook Speaker Series
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 6:30-8:30 p.m Read more
March 31, 2011
Original article from CTV.ca News Staff
A Toronto hospital says it’s setting what it hopes is a new benchmark for telling men whether they have prostate cancer.
Instead of giving men their biopsy results in a matter of weeks, they receive them in just 72 hours. Read more
November 27, 2009
October 8, 2009
(M2M comment- Dr. Aaron Wheeler at the Canadian Cancer Society Innovative Research in Cancer Event, Sept. 23, 2009, showed a similar device he is developing to detect Prostate Cancer.)
Joseph Hall HEALTH REPORTER TORONTO STAR
Aaron Wheeler holds a petri dish bearing a lump of breast tissue that resembles, in size and appearance, a piece of chewed gum.
In his right, the University of Toronto chemist holds a microchip array, about the size of a credit card, bearing a drop of red liquid about a thousand times smaller than the glob of flesh. The drop represents the minute amount of cells that Wheeler’s tiny board needs to accurately gauge estrogen levels in a woman’s breast tissue. Read more
October 8, 2009
from University Health Network
Clinical researchers at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) can now answer the question that baffles many clinicians – why do some men with elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels who are carefully monitored and undergo repeated negative biopsies still develop aggressive prostate cancer? Read more
May 17, 2008
Pictured above are some of our volunteers who attended the Man to Man training session on Tuesday October 28, 2008 at Valleyview Residence. Pearse Murray, Ron Benson, Philip Albert, Phil Segal, David Lunt, Denis Farbstein, David Fine, John Dell and Gordon Burchill.
Pictured above are some of our volunteers who attended the Man to Man training session on Tuesday October 28, 2008 at Valleyview Residence. Ted Berman, Aaron Bacher, Allan Lappin, Stanley Mednick, Winston Klass, Bill Bryant and Harry Lockwood.
Pictured above are some of our volunteers who attended the Man to Man training session on Tuesday October 28, 2008 at Valleyview Residence. Jim Norton, Jerry Garshon, Dick Arai, Phil Taylor, Moe Wagman, Irwin Pressman, Richard Lorie, Robert Abelson, and Bernard Shoub.
The first night of “Dimensions of Cancer”, organized by the Cancer Information Series Planning Committee at the Odette Cancer Centre, took place on Thursday September 4, 2008 at the Toronto Botanical Garden. Pictured above are the guest speakers: Man to Man Chairman Aaron Bacher and his wife Ronnie, and the cast of the play “Like Fish Out of Water: Men Being Helpful to Women with Cancer”: Moderator Janet Canavan, Ross Gray, Ph.D., and Paul Soren.