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Like 101-level courses in colleges, AS 101 is aimed at teaching the basics. In this case, it’s the basics of active surveillance, close monitoring of low to favorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer.

AS 101 is a series of conversations between actual patients and their partners/spouses and leading experts. The goal of this series is to reach all AS candidates, including those who have not yet been diagnosed with prostate cancer but have rising PSAs (prostate-specific antigen) blood levels to provide them with an introduction to AS.

We want to help these patients formulate questions to help them make the right decisions for them.

Episode 1. “Rising PSA.”

Patient Larry White and his wife Nancy visit family physician Steve Spann to learn about what Larry’s rising PSA night mean.

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Episode 2. “The Urologist.”

The Whites meet with urologist Laurence Klotz, “the father of active surveillance,” to discuss the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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Episode 3. “Active Surveillance.”

The Whites have a follow-up visit with Dr. Klotz, who suggests Larry goes on Active Surveillance.

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Episode 4. “Counseling Before DNA Testing”

Counseling Before DNA Testing. Larry and his wife Nancy discuss genetics from a patient point of view with Justin Lorentz, MSc, a certified genetic counselor and lead of Sunnybrook Health Science Centre’s Male Oncology Research and Education (MORE) Program, a registry for men with hereditary cancer. Lorentz, who is an instructor at the University of Toronto, is also a consultant to the Promise study, which offers free DNA testing to U.S. men with prostate cancer.

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Episode 5 “Second Opinions and Biopsies”

 Dr. Jonathan I. Epstein is a Professor of Pathology, Oncology and Urology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He also serves as the Director of Surgical Pathology at … Read More

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Genetic Results

Genetic Results.
Larry and his wife Nancy discuss genetics from a patient point of view with Justin Lorentz, MSc, a certified genetic counselor and lead of Sunnybrook Health Science Centre’s Male Oncology Research and Education (MORE) Program, a registry for men with hereditary cancer.
Lorentz, who is an instructor at the University of Toronto, is also a consultant to the Promise study, which offers free DNA testing to U.S. men with prostate cancer.

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Episode 6. “Imaging: The Leading Edge with Dr. Correa of Fox Chase”

 Interview with Dr. Correa.

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Episode 7: Program on Diet and Nutritional Lifestyle

Stacy Loeb, MD, a professor in the Department of Urology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine addresses diet and other lifestyle questions in the newest segment of AS 101, an ongoing “college-like” course to help these newly diagnosed patients.

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Episode 8: How Can Exercise Help Prostate Cancer Patients Like Me?

The video includes the premiere of the latest in the Active Surveillance (AS) 101 video series, featuring a real couple, Nancy and Larry White, interviewing an exercise expert, Kerry Courneya, PhD, whose research has proven the benefit of exercise in slowing low-grade prostate cancer.

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