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January 2022

Anxious Surveillance: Coping with Anxiety and Active Surveillance

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Dr. Lara Bellardita, Ph.D., Psy.D, M.S., for the past decade has been a pioneer in researching the psychological issues faced by men on active surveillance (AS). Dr. Bellardita has been working in the field of oncology since 2009, collaborating with the National Cancer Institute in Milan, Italy, and with other private and non-profit organizations. She has been conducting research on psycho-social aspects in patients on AS for more than 10 years. Her areas of expertise include quality of life in…

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February 2022

A Cultural Biography of the Prostate: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly?

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Ericka Johnson, PhD, professor of gender and society, Linköping University, Sweden, has a new book on the prostate entitled, "A Cultural Biography of the Prostate." She examines the gland from a societal and historic point of view; the mistreatment and manhandling of men and their prostates throughout history, how the same surgical group that created the mastectomy went on to roll out the prostatectomy, how famed medical artists did not take note of the prostate until the 15th century, and…

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