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Expert Angle Webinars: 2014

Diet and Prostate Cancer with Cheri Van Patten

January 28, 2014

During this webinar, Cheri Van Patten discusses the role of diet and body weight in optimizing health of men diagnosed with prostate cancer.  Cheri highlights scientific evidence on diet and dietary supplements to prevent or reduce the risk of prostate cancer progression.

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?
• 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
• 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
• Minor changes in cognitive function, particularly areas of memory and executive       function/planning that may be associated with ADT
• Mood changes, in particular depression

Prostate Cancer: Tools for Optimal Health with Dr. Hal Gunn

April 1, 2014

During this webinar, you'll learn about:
• ​How current research on the immune system is reshaping our understanding of         cancer.
• How lifestyle choices affect recovery, reduce the risk of recurrence, and improve     quality of life.
• The importance of psycho-social support and spiritual connection.

Exercise and Prostate Cancer with Dr. Daniel Santa Mina

April 15, 2014

During this webinar, you'll learn about:
• ​Research on the benefits of physical activity for men with prostate cancer
• What types of physical activity are recommended for men with prostate cancer
• Key considerations for men with prostate cancer who want to exercise


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

April 22, 2014

In this Expert Angle Dr. Rohan Shahani discusses less invasive surgical options for prostate cancer including:
• ​Laproscopic Radical Prostatectomy
• Robot Assisted Laproscopic Radical Prostatectomy
• High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
• Focal Therapy

Role of MRI in Prostate Cancer Detection and Surveillance with Dr. Peter Black

April 29, 2014

During this webinar, Dr. Black discusses the evolving role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in prostate cancer, including its use in:
• ​The early detection of prostate cancer
• Active surveillance for men with low risk prostate cancer
• Improving the accuracy of biopsies
• Prostate cancer staging

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
• 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
• Evidence-based treatments for sexual challenges after prostate cancer


Overview of Prostate Cancer Canada's Services with Maureen Rowlands

June 17, 2014

In this Expert Angle, Maureen Rowlands provides an overview of Prostate Cancer Canada's Support Services, including a summary of health information tools, resources and services to improve the quality of life of prostate cancer survivors including their partners, caregivers and family members across Canada.


Predicting the Future: The Promise of New Tests for Prostate Cancer with Dr. John Lewis

July 22, 2014

During this webinar, Dr. John Lewis will be discussing the use of biomarkers in prostate cancer diagnosis, including:
• How biomarkers such as PSA are used today for prostate cancer management
• How new biomarkers will allow patients and their physicians to make better             treatment decisions

A Brief Therapy to Support Individuals with Advanced Disease with Dr. Sarah Hales

July 29, 2014

During this webinar, Dr. Sarah Hales will discuss ways to manage the emotional distress caused by advanced cancer so you can live meaningfully.


Economic Burden of Prostate Cancer with Dr. Alice Dragomir

September 9, 2014

During this webinar, Dr. Alice Dragomir discusses the background and endpoints of a study looking at the cost of managing prostate cancer for patients, their circle of care and society. Dr. Dragomir will respond to any questions about the survey, “Estimation of out-of-pocket costs incurred by patients with 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
• Learn where to get help with pelvic floor exercises


All You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask with Dr. Anthony Joshua

October 7, 2014

In this Expert Angle, Dr. Joshua will provide an overview of the basics of prostate cancer, including information on advanced disease, what treatment options are available, and where you can turn for further information and support.


Physical Activity for Prostate Cancer: Translating Evidence into Practice with Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed

November 4, 2014

In this Expert Angle, Dr. Culos-Reed will discuss how physical activity improves the quality of life and survivorship for men with prostate cancer.  In particular, Dr. Culos-Reed will discuss the practicalities of engaging in regular exercise, including barriers and facilitators to physical activity, as well as ongoing research and programming on exercise and prostate cancer. 


Don't Throw the Baby out with the Bathwater: The Benefits of PSA Testing with Dr. Andrew Loblaw

November 6, 2014

In response to the recommendations against PSA testing by the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care, this Expert Angle webinar highlights the benefits of PSA testing with Dr. Andrew Loblaw.


Prostate Cancer Prevention: How Can Research Help? with Dr. Marie-Élise Parent

November 18, 2014

Prevention is the best ammunition against cancer and it is imperative to identify the risk factors implicated in its development. This Expert Angle webinar features leading Canadian cancer epidemiologist, Dr. Marie-Élise Parent, who discusses: how do we conduct research to find causes of prostate cancer and establish preventive strategies?

Understanding the Impact of Prostate Cancer on Intimate Relationships with Dr. Deborah McLeod

November 25, 2014

Prostate cancer can take a toll on intimate relationships. In this Expert Angle webinar, Dr. Deborah McLeod, clinician scientist in psychosocial oncology, will: 
• Question: Is it helpful to think of prostate cancer as a Couples’ Illness?
• Review the impact of prostate cancer on intimate relationships.
• Discuss factors that contribute to successful recovery.
• Explore the possibilities for sexuality after treatment (including why they often fail).

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.



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Bien dormir après un cancer de la prostate : est-ce possible? avec Dre Josée Savard

21 octobre 2014

Dans ce webinaire de L’Angle de l’expert, soyez des nôtres pour entendre Dre Savard parler de la thérapie cognitive-comportementale, de la modification des habitudes de sommeil et des croyances envers l’insomnie pour vous redonner la maîtrise de votre sommeil.   

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