PCaI extends low-cost room rate for conference in Virginia Beach

Prostate Cancer International (PCaI) has been able extend the hotel discount deadline to Monday, Oct 7th for its FREE patient conference in Virginia Beach on November 2. … READ MORE …

PCaI patient conferences past and future

As a small not-for profit with limited funding, it can take Prostate Cancer International (PCaI) a little longer to do some things than we would like. However, … READ MORE …

PCaI patient education conference: March 2, Ft. Myers, FL

Prostate Cancer International (PCaI) is excited to be holding its next patient education / information conference in Fort Myers, FL, on March 2, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For complete details of the meeting agenda, the speakers, how to register, and other facts, please click here. … READ MORE …

Patient education / information meeting in Fort Myers, FL, in March

Prostate Cancer International (PCaI) will be holding its next patient education / information meeting in Fort Myers, FL, on March 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For complete details of the meeting agenda, the speakers, how to register, and other facts, please click here. … READ MORE …

The forgotten element of health care is the “care” piece

A week ago we commented on a report about 40 percent of the American population believing that “alternative” forms of therapy could cure cancer. In this week’s issue of Modern Medicine there is an even more staggering set of information. … READ MORE …

A poorly informed public and risk for cancer

A recent report from the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), here in the US, found — unsurprisingly to your sitemaster, at least — that the average American remains very poorly informed about risk for prostate cancer and associated issues. … READ MORE …

“Prostate Cancer Today” — Dr. Frans Debruyne joins meeting faculty

This will be our last reminder that Prostate Cancer International is holding its second annual prostate cancer patient meeting (“Prostate Cancer Today: Living Well; Choosing Wisely”) on October 13, 2018, in Virginia Beach, near Norfolk, Virginia, USA. As of this morning we have > 170 advance registrants for this meeting. … READ MORE …

“Prostate Cancer Today” — patient education meeting in Virginia Beach

This is another reminder that Prostate Cancer International will be holding its second annual prostate cancer patient meeting (“Prostate Cancer Today: Living Well; Choosing Wisely”) on October 13, 2018, in Virginia Beach, near Norfolk, Virginia, USA. … READ MORE …

PCF’s new prostate cancer patient guide

Over the past few months new staff at the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) in Santa Monica, CA, have been focused on developing new information and new content for the prostate cancer patient community that is more patient oriented than research oriented. An example is PCF’s new, 72-page Prostate Cancer Patient Guide. … READ MORE …

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”

Many readers of this blog site might find this video (or the transcript) to be informative … or just entertaining. It’s primarily intended for physicians and their support staff.

How primary care physicians could better help prostate cancer patients

A newly published article on the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine offers some helpful guidance to primary care  physicians on the subject of prostate cancer diagnosis and its management. … READ MORE …

Clinical trial design, clinical advice to patients, and clinical decision-making: not the same thing at all

In a recent opinion piece in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Dr. Anthony D’Amico (a prostate cancer specialist for whom we have great respect) has again aired his concerns about risk for progression to metastatic disease among men on active surveillance. … READ MORE …

What’s good for the patient is not always what they want

The following article was originally published in the ASCO Connection magazine on February 22, 2017 (click here for the original). It was written by Anne Katz, RN, PhD, FAAN, … READ MORE …

Conference call/webinar on bipolar androgen therapy (BAT)

For those who are interested, the Answer Cancer Foundation has let us know that they will be holding an educational conference call/webinar at 8:00 pm Eastern (5:00 pm Pacific) today on the subject of bipolar androgen therapy in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

What everyone needs to expect about recovery post-surgery

Slowly but surely we are seeing increasing recognition in the clinical community of the need to ensure that prostate cancer patients and their spouses/partners really understand the likely consequences of treatment. … READ MORE …