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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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Coronavirus Part 1

(Here is a preview of an article by one of PCCN-Toronto’s favourite Awareness Night speakers.  He has a regular column in US Too’s Hot Sheet.) Coronavirus Part 1 (Hopefully There is No Part 2 Because We Will Have Conquered Corona Quickly) by Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH My Hot SHEET column does not come out for a few weeks, so I have been asked to provide some personal thoughts on the obvious situation occurring. In addition to my public health background, I have previously worked with other infectious agents that have impacted many people. Let me be candid here. I am …

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Latest Coronavirus Update

Last updated: 2020 Mar. 30 PCCN-Toronto has decided to cancel our next Peer Support Group meeting for April 7th. We are considering options for on-line meetings for as early as the next meeting on April 21st.  Details will be posted here. Individual Support Continues The Support Line (416-932-8820) continues to operate if you have questions and would like individual support.  Please leave a reasonably detailed message and we will have an appropriate volunteer get back to you.  Similarly, you can email us at info@pccntoronto.ca for support.  We are monitoring the Support Line and email more closely than usual while this …

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Nutrition Podcast by Dr. Rob Rutledge

See and listen to Oncologist Rob Rutledge and Professor Gabriela Ilie as they interview Nutrition and Cancer Coach Jill Haverstock BScAHN in the science and practicality of the best diet to follow after a cancer diagnosis.  New episodes will be posted daily during March 2020. View them here.

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Video: “Active Surveillance Decisions”

November 2019 Awareness Night Active Surveillance Decisions (Why, Who, How, and When you know it’s time to be treated) Dr. Danny Vesprini, MD, MSc, FRCPC Affiliate Scientist, Biological Sciences, Odette Cancer Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute Radiation Oncologist, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre Asst. Prof., Dept. of Radiation Oncology, U. of Toronto     CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 1:04:57 minutes <

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New Vaccine Could Delay ADT Use in Stage D0 Prostate Cancer

A new vaccine may one day delay the need to use ADT by harnessing patients’ immune systems, researchers reported at the 34th Annual Meeting & Preconference Programs of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, or SITC 2019, which occurred in Maryland in November 2019. Read the article.

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New Incision-Free Ultrasound Treatment for Prostate Cancer Unveiled

A new study of this pioneering new approach uses sound waves to heat and destroy tumors and leaves the healthy surrounding tissue untouched according to Science Daily. This minimally invasive method that is called MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound ablation (TULSA) relies on a rod-shaped device that is inserted directly into the urethra and are controlled by a software algorithm. What’s even more remarkable is that the entire procedure — called Tulsa-pro – is done in an MRI scanner and not in an operating room. This treatment is not available in North America at present. Read the article.

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Video: “Imaging in Prostate Cancer”

July 2019 Awareness Night Imaging in Prostate Cancer, The Whats, Wheres, Whys and Whens Dr. Chirag Patel,]BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCP, FRCR Asst Prof., U. of Toronto Dept of Medical Imaging Site Lead, U. of Toronto Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program Abdominal Radiologist and Head of Abdominal Imaging Division, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Dept of Medical Imaging   CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 1:06:02 minutes <  

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Video: “Complete Prostate Cancer Care: the Science and Practice of Empowerment”

October 2019 Special Awareness Night Complete Prostate Cancer Care: the Science and Practice of Empowerment Dr. Dr. Rob Rutledge MD, FRCPC Radiation Oncologist, Nova Scotia Cancer Centre Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology Dalhousie University Chair & CEO, Healing and Cancer Foundation     Oncologist Rob Rutledge provides a dynamic overview of science of the healthy lifestyle habits-mind-body connection, proven healing skills and much more.  The presentation offers a complete guide of what you should be doing to maximize your health and happiness after a prostate cancer diagnosis. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Main Presentation 46:56 …

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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. (https://www.prostatecancer.ca/In-The-News/Foundation-News-Releases/Prostate-Cancer-Canada-and-the-Canadian-Cancer-Soc) 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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