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Active Surveillance 101
September 24, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
ASPI at its September 24, 2022 meeting will be premiering the first of a new video series named “Active Surveillance 101.”
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.
The program features 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 and offer them an introduction to AS and help them formulate questions when they go to their family doctors, urologists, or oncologists.
The first episode features a couple , Nancy and Larry White in a simulated office visit with Dr. Steve Spann, a top family physician and dean of the University of Houston College of Medicine. They discuss Larry’s rising PSA and what it may mean.
In subsequent episodes, the couple visits Dr. Laurence Klotz, of the University of Toronto, the “father of active surveillance.” Other episodes of AS 101 are being developed on biopsies, imaging, and DNA testing.
AS 101 is sponsored by the Active Surveillance Coalition, which includes Active Surveillance Patients International, the AnCan Virtual Support Group for Active Surveillance, Prostate Cancer Support Canada, Prostate Cancer Research Institute, and TheActiveSurveillor.com newsletter. We encourage you to share this series with anyone who you know who is dealing with this issue, including your family physician.
Free program: click the link below to register.