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Why do prostate cancers become resistant to treatment?

Presenter: Dr. Paul Toren
Original Date: 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.
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Paul TorenPaul Toren's Biography:

Dr. Paul Toren completed his medical school at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and his urology residency and a clinical uro-oncology fellowship at the University of Toronto. Subsequently, he completed a two-year research fellowship at the Vancouver Prostate Centre under the mentorship of Dr. Martin Gleave. Concurrently, he enrolled in and recently completed a doctorate in experimental medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Amina Zoubeidi. Since 2015, he works as a clinician-scientist in the Department of Surgery at Laval University, where his laboratory focuses on translational prostate cancer research.

About Expert Angle

Expert 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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