Treatment and Side-Effects

This collection of webinars covers treatment topics including: hormone therapy, radiation, clinical trials and active surveillance, and treatment side effects including incontinence, erectile function and sexuality post-treatment.
 


2018 Webinars

Pharmacotherapy for Patients with Advanced and Metastatic Prostate Cancer

June 26, 2018

This webinar is an introduction to common drug treatments available for advanced and metastatic prostate cancer. Dr. Andrew Feifer discusses the role of testosterone and the androgen receptor in the development and growth of prostate cancer. Further, Dr. Feifer will discuss the efficacy and side effects of these drug based treatments including hormone therapy and novel therapies for castration resistant prostate cancer.
 

Sexual Dysfunction

May 29, 2018

This webinar reviews the sexual side effects that may occur after prostate cancer treatment. The risk factors of post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction, recovery time and the benefits and limitations of available treatments will be described including the use of PDE5 inhibitors, vacuums, injections and other devices.



 

The changing landscape: Understanding non-metastatic (m0) castration resistant prostate cancer

March 29, 2018

This presentation takes a closer look at a critical time within the prostate cancer disease journey between the localized and advanced disease state. Metastasis, when the cancer spreads to a different part of the body, is currently targeted by multiple treatment options available in the market. With the recent SPARTAN and PROSPER clinical trials, there are new drug developments that may target the non-metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer window to further delay metastases. Key tools and imaging options in detecting metastases are also discussed.

 

It's a Couples' Thing: Prostate Cancer and Its Impact on Sexuality and Quality of Life

March 13, 2018

This short webinar will address key aspects of the impact of prostate cancer treatment on the couple. It is widely acknowledged that treatment for prostate cancer results in sexual side effects that impact both the man and his partner. These side effects often impact on the couple's relationship in a negative way and cause distress for both individuals. This webinar will address what these issues are as well as making suggestions to mitigate the effects on the couple.

 

Why do prostate cancers become resistant to treatment?

February 27, 2018

Prostate cancer which has spread outside of the prostate gland is treated with systemic therapy. However, these treatments are not curative. Understanding the biological reasons for why these treatments do not work or become ineffective is important to identify better ways to treat patients. This presentation will give an overview of current understanding of why prostate cancers develop resistance to current therapies.
 

Choosing What's Right for You Common Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

February 13, 2018

This presentation is an overview of the most common and serious side effects that are possible for men who are treated for prostate cancer. It compares and contrasts the 4 main treatment options: surgery, low dose rate (LDR; permanent seed) brachytherapy, high dose rate (HDR: temporary seed) brachytherapy, and external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). This is a presentation that men and their families who are still undecided as to what treatment option they prefer may find useful as it compares the risk of developing a side effect of therapy (e.g. bladder leaking, rectal bleeding, etc) between the four options. This presentation is based on the best available data in the medical literature that a collaborative group of surgeons and oncologists agreed upon to help make sure patients are provided consistent, high quality information.
 

The Ins and Outs of Radical Prostatectomy

January 30, 2018

The objective of this presentation is to educate patients, their partners and their loved ones to learn about radical prostatectomy as a treatment option for prostate cancer. We will discuss what the surgery entails and what to expect during the early recovery period. This will include consideration of possible complications of surgery and the need for sexual and bladder rehabilitation after surgery. Finally we will also discuss additional cancer therapies that may be offered after radical prostatectomy and how patients are followed to ensure they remain cancer free.

 

The Ins (Brachytherapy) and Outs (External Beam) of Prostate Radiotherapy

January 16, 2018

This presentation is focused on explaining how radiation therapy works and describes the two main methods of delivering prostate radiotherapy - brachytherapy and external beam radiotherapy. It reviews the main treatment options for low, intermediate and high risk prostate cancer, focusing on the radiotherapy options. This is a video that men and their families may find useful in explaining the different types of radiation and some of the reasons why one modality may be preferred compared to the other options.

2017 Webinars

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation for Post Prostatectomy Incontinence (3 Part Series)

November 27, 2017

Some men will experience urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy (RP). This series will outline how common incontinence is post-surgery, common issues and misconceptions men have following surgery and discuss various exercises and strategies men can use to regain continence following a radical prostatectomy. Viewers will also learn about how real time ultrasound can be used to reach men how to properly complete pelvic floor contractions and functional exercises.
 

Radical Prostatectomy Preparing for your Procedure and Recovery with Leah Jamnicky

January 17, 2017

Easy suggestions to help guide you through getting ready for surgery, the procedure and your recovery.



 

Using Viruses to Treat Cancer with Dr. John Bell

March 14, 2017

Our increased understanding of the molecular events that lead to the formation of cancer has provided new information about how to develop novel and effective treatments. I will discuss our work that is aimed at developing viruses as cancer killing therapeutics.


 

Today's Clinical Trials...Tomorrow's Treatment with Dr. Glenn Bauman

March 28, 2017

The learning objectives for this webinar are to understand the importance of clinical trials in improving care for men with prostate cancer and to understand the different types of clinical trials.

 

 


 

2016 Webinars


“Embryonic Re-Awakening” in Prostate Cancer; Can We Improve Treatments for Advanced Disease by Targeting Embryonic Pathways? with Dr. Ralph Buttyan

January 12, 2016

During this webinar, you'll learn about th​e parts of human embryonic development that become re-activated in prostate cancers that spread or are resistant to treatment, how this area of research is leading to novel therapeutic approaches to better control hormone resistant prostate cancer and the concept of the “prostate cancer stem cell.”

 

Can we Really use Viruses to Treat Prostate Cancer? with Dr. Jean-Simon Diallo

April 5, 2016
Join Dr. Diallo to learn about:
• Basic cancer biology
• Oncolytic virotherapy and oncolytic vaccines 
• Prostate cancer progression/treatment
• How we are aiming to treat prostate cancer using our novel oncolytic vaccine approach

 

The Benefits of Pelvic Physiotherapy with Nelly Faghani

July 12, 2016

During this webinar Nelly discusses:
• What is pelvic floor physiotherapy?
• The function of the pelvic floor muscles. 
• Benefits of good pelvic floor function.
• What's involved in a pelvic physiotherapy assessment?
• Should everyone be doing pelvic floor excercises (kegels)?


 

Treating advanced prostate cancer: where are we, and where are we going? with Dr. Sebastien Hotte

July 26, 2016

Join Dr. Hotte as he:
• Provides an overview of advanced prostate cancer and castrate resistant prostate cancer (CRPC)
• Provides an overview of the treatment options if a man is first diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer

 

Androgen deprivation for prostate cancer: more than meets the eye with Dr. Laurent Azoulay

September 6, 2016

Join Dr. Azoulay to learn more about:
• The unintended effects of androgen deprivation therapy in the treatment of prostate cancer
• The findings of four important studies conducted by Dr. Azoulay's research team


 

Urinary Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction After Prostate Cancer Treatment with Dr. Dean Elterman

December 6, 2016

Men and their families are faced with many decisions and questions after a prostate cancer diagnosis. Once the cancer is treated, the journey of survivorship continues. The most common  effects that men experience following prostate cancer treatment are urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. This webinar will discuss these conditions and the available treatments.


 


 

2015 Webinars

Understanding Gay and Bisexual Men's Experience of Treatment for Prostate Cancer with Dr. Tae Hart

March 3, 2015

The purpose of this webinar is to examine quality of life for gay and bisexual men diagnosed with prostate cancer and how it compares to that of heterosexual men diagnosed with prostate cancer, to understand satisfaction with medical care and fear of cancer recurrence in this group of men, and to examine what accounts for changes in sexual activity and how gay and bisexual men feel about these changes after prostate cancer treatment.

Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction with Dr. Sidney Radomski

May 19, 2015

This webinar explains what is urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. In addition to outlining the possible causes, diagnosis tests and treatment options for urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment.
 

 

The Artificial Sphincter in the Management of Urinary Incontinence Following Prostate Cancer Therapy with Dr. Ron Gerridzen

September 29, 2015

During this webinar, you'll learn prostate cancer is common and often necessitates treatment which might result in detrimental effects on urinary control and sexual function, the AMS 800 artificial urinary sphincter, and its effectiveness in restoring reasonably good urinary control and quality of life for men whose urinary control has been affected by their treatment(s). This presentation will focus on the history of the device, its current format, indications for its use, pros and cons, and results.

When is Intermittent Androgen Deprivation Therapy an Option in Advanced Prostate Cancer? with Dr. Nicholas Power

October 13, 2015

During this webinar, you'll understand the rationale for intermittent androgen deprivation therapy(IADT) in men with advanced prostate cancer, determine which men should/should not be considered for IADT, describe prognostic factors in patients undergoing IADT, and discuss a practical approach to the use of IADT in clinical practice.
 

Clinical Trials Nursing: How can we support you? with Marcie Flynn-Post

November 10, 2015

Learning points of this webinar include types of research; how are clinical trials different from standard treatment? Where can one find out about clinical trials? What is the patient role in a clinical trial? And what is the role of the oncology nurse in clinical trials; how can we help you?

 


 

2014 Webinars

Everything You Need to Know About Active Surveillance with Dr. Danny Vesprini

February 25, 2014

During this webinar, Dr. Vesprini discusses active surveillance and answers the following questions...who is it right for, what are the pros and cons compared to radical treatment, and what are the up to date stats on how effective it is?

 

The Personal Genetics of Prostate Cancer with Dr. Rob Bristow

March 11, 2014

During this webinar, you'll learn about the genes that are involved in increasing the risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, the gene abnormalities that lead to aggressive prostate cancer, and how genetic tests may allow for the individualized treatment of cancer patients.

 

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer with Dr. Shabbir Alibhai

March 25, 2014

During this webinar, you'll learn about prevention strategies including diet and exercise for increased risk of diabetes and cholesterol problems associated with Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), whether ADT is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events (e.g. heart attack, stroke), minor changes in cognitive function, particularly areas of memory and executive function/planning that may be associated with ADT, and mood changes, in particular depression, although rarely are these mood changes severe.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Options for Prostate Cancer with Dr. Rohan Shahani

April 22, 2014

During this webinar, Dr. Shahani discusses less invasive surgical options for prostate cancer including Laproscopic Radical Prostatectomy, Robot Assisted Laproscopic Radical Prostatectomy, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound and Focal Therapy.

 

Clinical Trials: Everything You Need to Know with Dr. Scott North

May 13, 2014

During this webinar, Dr. North discusses clinical trials and looking at why we do clinical trials, how clinical trials run, why do some clinical trials have placebos, and what are some of the ethical aspects of clinical trials.



 

Sexuality and Prostate Cancer with Dr. Anne Katz

May 27, 2014

During this webinar, Dr. Katz discusses sexuality and prostate cancer, including sexual challenges after all treatments for prostate cancer, the impact on your partner, and evidence-based treatments for sexual challenges after prostate cancer.


 

Prostatectomy and Bladder Control with Marcy Dayan

September 16, 2014

During this webinar, Marcy Dayan will discuss the impact of prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) on bladder control.  By the end of this webinar you will understand how a prostatectomy can affect bladder control, learn what you can do to help yourself leak less, and learn where to get help with pelvic floor exercises.

 

Advances in Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer with Dr. Howard Pai

December 2, 2014

Treatments for prostate cancer continue to evolve. Join Dr. Howard Pai, Radiation Oncologist at the B.C Cancer Agency, for an update on contemporary radiation therapy.





 

2013 Webinars

Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Bone Health with Dr. Jennifer Jones

November 28, 2013

In this Expert Angle webinar, Dr. Jennifer Jones will help to answer the following questions...what is Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) and what is the relationship between ADT & Bone Health?



 

En Français

Le cancer de la prostate récidivant : état des possibilités diagnostiques et thérapeutiques en 2015 avec Dr Frédéric Pouliot

17 novembre 2015

Regardez ce webinaire de l’Angle de l’expert avec Dr Frédéric Pouliot. Thèmes abordés: Discuter des modalités d’imagerie utilisées en clinique pour dépister les sites de récidive du cancer de la prostate récidivant, et présenter les différents traitements pour le cancer de la prostate récidivant dans le bassin (récidive locale) ou ailleurs dans le corps (métastases).

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