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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Newsletter June 2019

Awareness: The PCCN-Toronto and Side by Side Prostate Cancer Support Groups Newsletter. In this Issue: Do It For Dads Walk/Run on Father’s Day – Sunday June 16, 2019 March Awareness Night with Justin Lorentz, Msc May Awareness Night  with Claudia Aronowitz Our Sponsors Our next Awareness Night – July 2019 – Dr. Chirag Patel Photos from this year’s Do It For Dads Walk/Run Ask the Health Care Team – Drs. Sharon Sharir (urologist/surgeon) and Danny Vesprini (radiation oncologist) respond to questions raised at our Prostate Cancer Canada Network-Toronto (PCCN-Toronto) support group meetings by men who have been recently diagnosed with …

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