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.

Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society agree to amalgamate

Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) have agreed to amalgamate. See the announcement here. ( It is important to note that PCCN-Toronto will continue to provide support, as we have for over 26 years (before PCC was formed) to prostate cancer patients, their families, caregivers and friends. That means that Peer Support Meetings, Awareness Nights, hospital/clinic visits, phone/email support, etc. will carry on as before. At this time, it is not clear where our group will fit within CCS. PCCN is an umbrella organization of support groups across the country, which our group, formerly known as …

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Newsletter December 2019

Awareness: The PCCN-Toronto and Side by Side Prostate Cancer Support Groups Newsletter. In this Issue: Phil Segal ends three year term as chair John Roth and Keith Braganza become co-chairs November Awareness Night  Dr. Danny Vesprini talks about active surveilence TrueNTH Peer Navigation program for one-on-one support Our next Awareness Night – March 25, 2020 – Program to be determined Our sponsors September Awareness Night – Dr. Neil Fleshner discussed different risk factors and the Genetic Risk Assessment Program at UHN Holiday Get-together photos PCCN-Toronto represented at PCC Wake UP Call Breakfast PCCN-Toronto receives award from PCC This just in …

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Gleason 6 Is Bogus Prostate Cancer

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.

Video: “Prostate Cancer and the Genes You Are Born With”

September 2019 Awareness Night Prostate Cancer and the Genes You Are Born With Dr. Neil Fleshner, MD, MPH, FRCSC Chair & Professor, University of Toronto Department of Urology Head,Division of Urology University Health Network (incorporating Princess Margaret Cancer Centre)     CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 39:59 minutes <

MRI and MRI-guided biopsies — a new Cochrane review

Cochrane reviews are structured, systematic, focused reviews of evidence in the field of medicine that either support or do not support specific forms of diagnosis and management of patients with or suspected of having particular disorders. A newly published Cochrane review by Drost et al. has addressed the topic of “Prostate MRI, with or without MRI‐targeted biopsy, and systematic biopsy for detecting prostate cancer“, and had just been published by the Cochrane Library.

Newsletter September 2019

Awareness: The PCCN-Toronto and Side by Side Prostate Cancer Support Groups Newsletter. In this Issue: 25 Years means having many dedicated volunteers Parking Situation solved at Toronto Botanical Garden July Awareness Night  Dr. Chirag Patel talks about imaging Our Sponsors Our next Awareness Night – Sept. 2019 – Dr. Neil Fleshner, a special evening celebrating our 25th anniversary Decription and photos from this year’s Social Event at the Mandarin Halifax’s Dr. Rob Rutledge presents special presentation on Complete Prostate Cancer Care: the Science and Practice of Empowerment – Oct. 17th Ask the Health Care Team – Dr. Nathan Perlis on …

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