Expert Angle Webinars: 2016

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

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
• The concept of the “prostate cancer stem cell”

 

Epigenetic biomarkers - Promising tools for prostate cancer

January 26, 2016

Join Dr. Bapat as she describes:
• What is Epigenetics
• The interplay between epigenetics & genetics, and epigenetics & environment
• What are different types of epigenetic biomarkers
• How these markers will help prostate cancer patients



 

Prostate Cancer Nutrition: Truths, Myths and Question Marks

February 9, 2016

Topics include:
• A healthy diet for prostate cancer
• How to modify your diet to manage treatment-related side effects
• Vitamins and minerals of interest
• Nutrition for prostate cancer survivorship and prevention



 

Getting Back into the Kitchen: Cooking Skills & Food Accessibility

March 8, 2016

Topics include:
• The impact of improved education around ingredient identification, cooking skills and food safety
• How to improve accessibility to good foods
• How essential culinary skills and education can improve self-management
• Programs and resources available to improve healthy culinary education



 

Advance Care Planning for Men with Prostate Cancer, their Families and Caregivers

March 22, 2016

The purpose of this webinar is to:
• Provide an overview of what advance care planning (ACP) is 
• Foster understanding as to why ACP is important for patients with prostate cancer 
• Teach patients and/or their families and caregivers the steps involved in the ACP process, and how to start these types of conversations
• Familiarize participants with the available resources on ACP
 

Can we Really use Viruses to Treat Prostate Cancer?

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
 

Mindfulness and Cancer: What is it and how can it help me?

April 19, 2016

Overview:
• Mindfulness is defined as present-moment nonjudgmental awareness of current experience
• Training in mindfulness meditation as a way to cultivate mindfulness in daily life has become increasingly popular for both the general public and for people coping with cancer



 

From Survivor to Advocate

May 17, 2016

Join Peter Mallette, Executive Director of Atlantic Region of PCC to learn about:
• His family history with prostate cancer
• Learnings from his diagnosis and treatment
• His experience from volunteer to passionate advocate



 

Amplifying blood biomarkers with ultrasound to help predict the aggressiveness of prostate cancer

May 31, 2016

Join Dr. Roger Zemp to learn about how:
• Blood biomarkers are used in the detection of prostate cancer but may also offer promise in determining how aggressive a prostate cancer is
• Current biomarker testing cannot yet predict aggressiveness, in part due to the low levels of informative prostate biomarkers in the blood



Diet, Lifestyle and Prostate Cancer

June 28, 2016

Join Dr. Vasundara Venkateswaran to learn about:
• The effect of a key agent (capsaicin) in the diet as well as the impact of physical activity and its importance for prostate cancer patients
• How capsaicin interacts with receptors and nociceptors in the body and the potential of capsaicin being demonstrated in pre-clinical models of prostate cancer
• The benefits of physical activity for men on active surveillance


 

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 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

 

Preventing prostate cancer and adverse outcomes with Dr. Rob Hamilton

August 9, 2016

Join Dr. Hamilton as he explains:
• General trends in prostate cancer
• Risk factors for prostate cancer
• Chemoprevention of prostate cancer
• Statins and Metformin in preventing 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



Prostate Cancer; the diagnosis that changes lives with Roberta Casabon

October 18, 2016

Join Roberta as she shares her family's prostate cancer journey. She will discuss:
• Coping with the diagnosis
• Strategies to keep organized and maintain a sense of balance
• The cardinal rule: Always be prepared

 

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.


 


 

En Français

Le réseau canadien de biomarqueurs en cancer de la prostate (CPCBN) de l'Institut de Recherche Terry Fox

21 juin 2016

Thèmes abordés:
• Qu’est-ce que le CPCBN et quel en est la vocation?
• Pourquoi avons-nous besoin de biomarqueurs en cancer de la prostate?
• Portrait de la surveillance active au Canada pour le cancer localisé (cancer à faible risque) de la prostate




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PCC Spotlight
Honouring dad this Father’s Day the Canadian way: In plaid

TORONTO, ON – (May 8, 2018) – Plaid replaces business-casual on Friday, June 15 as hundreds of thousands of Canadians don the iconic Canadian attire all to honour dad and end prostate cancer.
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The Finger – A tried and true method to save lives

TORONTO, CANADA (May 8, 2018) – Every day, more and more methods to detect prostate cancer are being explored, but the tried and true methods of a digital rectal examination (DRE) – where a healthcare professional inserts a gloved finger into the rectum to check for abnormalities, paired with a blood test known as the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test – which you can get through your family doctor, are still the long-standing proven ways to save a life.
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Landmark study links tumour evolution to prostate cancer severity

Toronto (April 19, 2018) – Findings from Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network (CPC-GENE) researchers and their collaborators, published today in Cell, show that the aggressiveness of an individual prostate cancer can be accurately assessed by looking at how that tumour has evolved.
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