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The Basics of Prostate Cancer

Webinars in this category cover the ‘basics’ of prostate cancer including: prevention, risk factors, genetics, tumour growth, patient services and survivorship.

2018 Webinars

Prostate Cancer 101 with Dr. Scott North

September 12, 2018

This webinar will focus on describing what the prostate is and what it does. Risk factors for the development of prostate cancer will be described as well as what symptoms and signs might be present that would give a clue to abnormalities of prostate health, including cancer. If cancer is suspected, a brief description of what diagnostic tests might be needed will be reviewed as well as next steps after a diagnosis of prostate cancer is established.


Cardiovascular Disease in Prostate Cancer with Dr. Darryl Leong

November 14, 2018

In this webinar, Dr. Leong explores why the risk of heart disease often increases after a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Dr. Leong will describe what happens within the body leading up to cardiovascular disease, how androgen deprivation therapy might play a role in increasing the risk factors for heart disease and what steps you can take to keep your heart healthy.


2017 Webinars

Understanding and Harnessing Social Media in Prostate Cancer with Dr. Mike Leveridge

April 25, 2017

This webinar provides an introduction to the use and reach of social media in urology, with a specific focus on prostate cancer. It addresses academic and patient-centred use, as well as communities where both may interact.


2016 Webinars

Epigenetic biomarkers - Promising tools for prostate cancer with Dr. Bharati Bapat

January 26, 2016

Join Dr. Bapat as she describes what is epigenetics and the interplay between epigenetics & genetics, and epigenetics & environment. She also explains what are different types of epigenetic biomarkers and how these markers will help prostate cancer patients.


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

March 22, 2016

The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of advance care planning (ACP), foster an 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, and familiarize participants with the available resources on ACP.


From Survivor to Advocate with Peter Mallette

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


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


2015 Webinars

Lessons Learned from Treating Prostate Cancer for 35 years with Dr. Richard Casey

January 20, 2015

Prostate Cancer is a significant health issue for all men. As our life expectancy has increased the old adage "you die with prostate cancer, not from it" has become less true. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is still the cornerstone of Prostate Cancer care. There have been a number of recent therapeutic advances that have extended the life of the Prostate Cancer patient and there are more to come.

The Basics of Prostate Cancer with Dr. Andrew Feifer

January 27, 2015

In this Expert Angle webinar, Dr. Andrew Feifer presents “The Basics of Prostate Cancer”. Learn what prostate cancer is, how to diagnose it, and different treatment options.


Prostate Cancer: A Black Person's Perspective: Keep the Baby Lose the Bath Water with Dr. Tetteh Ago

March 10, 2015

In this Expert Angle webinar, Dr. Tetteh Ago provides a Black person’s perspective on prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer is our treacherous enemy. Learn how to keep the gained territory, while reducing collateral damage.


Deciphering Mutations in Prostate Cancer Through Epigenetics with Dr. Mathieu Lupien

March 24, 2015

In this Expert Angle webinar, Dr. Mathieu Lupien discusses epigenetic modifications annotate gene coding sequences and other functional units of the human genome, how most mutations arising in cancer fall outside gene coding sequences, and how annotating epigenetic modifications in prostate tumours can inform on the function of mutations outside gene coding sequences.

The Changing Face of Localized Prostate Cancer with Dr. Laurence Klotz

April 2, 2015

In this Expert Angle webinar, Dr. Laurence Klotz reviews 'smart screening' for prostate cancer, he discusses what is over diagnosis, and how can it be effectively managed, what active surveillance is, and what are the results and talks about where does focal therapy fit in the management of prostate cancer.


Prostate Cancer Metastasis: Tracking and Targeting an Elusive Enemy with Dr. Alison Allan

May 5, 2015

In this Expert Angle webinar Dr. Alison Allan describes the current knowledge about metastasis and the exciting developments in blood-based biomarker tests that may help find metastatic disease earlier and provide important information for effective, personalized treatment of prostate cancer.


Prostate Cancer Genetics: From Generation to Generation with Justin Lorentz​

September 22, 2015

During this webinar, you'll learn about men at high risk for prostate cancer, the role of genetics in prostate cancer, and genetic testing for prostate cancer-related hereditary conditions.


Testosterone and the Prostate with Dr. Larry Goldenberg

October 6, 2015

During this webinar, you'll learn testosterone is an important hormone for many aspects of male physiology, there is an intricate relationship between the hormone testosterone and prostate biology, testosterone replacement therapy is a controversial topic, giving testosterone to a man with known prostate cancer is not dangerous if done properly, and the impact of moderately low testosterone levels on the prostate is a very different situation than the impact of hormone withdrawal therapy on cancer.

Microvesicles: what is the role of these small bubble-like vesicles in prostate cancer? with Dr. Khalid Al-Nedawi

November 24, 2015

During this webinar, you'll learn what are microvesicles as well as the role and biogenesis of microvesicles in cancer biology. You'll also learn the diagnostic and therapeutic potential of microvesicles.


Prostate Cancer Canada Research Portfolio: From Discovery to Impact with Dr. Stuart Edmonds

December 8, 2015

Learn from Dr. Stuart Edmonds, Vice President Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship at Prostate Cancer Canada about the prostate cancer research landscape in Canada, how PCC makes decisions about research, and the difference PCC research investments are making.


2014 Webinars


Overview of Prostate Cancer Canada's Services with Maureen Rowlands

June 17, 2014

During this webinar, 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.


Economic Burden of Prostate Cancer with Dr. Alice Dragomir

September 9, 2014

During this webinar, Dr. Alice Dragomir will be 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 responds to any questions about the survey, including how much prostate cancer patients spend on treatments and services related to their cancer throughout the disease, the economic burden of the disease, the role of private or public health insurance in covering these costs, and the impact of costs on overall quality of life.

Prostate Cancer: 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.


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 and examples of risk factors studied to date in Montreal.


2013 Webinars

Prostate Cancer & Survivorship with Dr. Andrew Matthew​

October 31, 2013

Dr. 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.


Prostate Cancer, What Should I Be Doing? with Dr. Rob Rutledge

November 6, 2013

Dr. Rob Rutledge presents “Complete Prostate Cancer Care: What Should I be Doing?” This webinar covers understanding what's happening, negotiating the medical system - includes where to find help with specific side effects, healthy lifestyle habits - and how they influence outcomes, the role of complementary medicine/diet/supplements, and why working on emotional issues improves overall health.


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


La prévention du cancer de la prostate: comment la recherch peut-elle aider? avec Dr. Marie-Élise Parent

21 avril 2015

Regardez ce webinaire préenregistré de l’Angle de l’expert avec la professeure Marie-Élise Parent. La prévention du cancer de la prostate: comment la recherche peut-elle aider? Thèmes abordés: Comment mène-t-on la recherche visant à clarifier les causes du cancer de la prostate et à établir des stratégies de prévention, et exemples de facteurs de risque présentement à l’étude à Montréal.


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