Prostate Cancer and Survivorship

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Matthew
Original Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2013

Andrew Matthew presents “Prostate Cancer and Survivorship”. 

23,600 Canadian men will be diagnosed this year with prostate cancer and now, with increasing survival rates, the message couldn't be clearer - survivorship education is important. Prostate cancer survivorship focuses on the physical, psychosocial, social/family, mental, functional, spiritual , emotional and practical concerns of daily living.
 
 

Speaker – Dr. Andrew Matthew

ea_scottadams.jpgDr. Andrew Matthew is a Senior Psychologist in the Prostate Centre at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto. He is Lead, Genito-Urinary (GU) Survivorship Cancer Program, Princess Margaret; Co-Director, Prostate Centre Survivorship Program, Princess Margaret; and Co-director, The Prostate Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic, Princess Margaret.
 
He is currently a Psychosocial Consultant for Prostate Cancer Canada Network, Toronto. Dr. Matthew joined the Prostate Centre in 1999, at which time no formal survivorship program existed. Shortly thereafter, he co-led the team in developing a comprehensive Prostate Centre database comprising information on disease characteristics and patient perceived quality of life/emotional wellbeing. For the past 17 years, he has worked in clinical and health psychology.
 
Dr. Matthew’s clinical/research focus involves all urologic cancers and includes prostate cancer prevention, treatment decision-making, sexual rehabilitation and patient psychosocial wellbeing and quality of life.
 
Dr. Matthew is an active member in the Canadian Genito-Urinary Cancer Survivorship Committee, the Pan-Canadian Androgen Deprivation Therapy Survivorship Working Group, and the Cancer Care Ontario Disease Pathway Management for Prostate Cancer. For ten years he was the Psychosocial Consultant for the Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group and the Side-by-Side Caregiver Support Group.
 
Dr. Matthew works with a multidisciplinary group, the members of which have a genuine passion for helping prostate cancer patients and their families cope with the complex bio-psychosocial impact of the disease. 


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Expert AngleExpert Angle is designed to expand our reach and address the many varied and complex questions that come with a prostate cancer diagnosis. These webinars will address topics important to men with prostate cancer along different points of the cancer care continuum and those within their circle of care as well as the general public and representatives from the clinical community.
 
The meetings are hosted using interactive on-line technology and feature leading experts in prostate cancer - making them accessible to anyone, regardless of their location, within Canada. The platform allows PCC to communicate directly with individuals in a variety of settings (i.e. in their homes, support group meetings, community centres) and geographic locations (i.e. urban, rural and remote locations) as well as measure engagement.   

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