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May 2021

Micro-ultrasound imaging: A new view of the prostate!

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Active Surveillance Patients International is holding a webinar on micro-ultrasound, a hot new imaging technique that helps detect prostate cancers that mpMRI can miss. The discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer period. The discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer period.   Dr. Gerald L. Andriole Jr., MD, Chief of the Division of Urology. Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. Dr. Andriole, an expert in imaging the prostate, is a pioneer in the micro-ultrasound technique. He is a…

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April 2021

Transperineal biopsies: What are they?

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Transperineal (TP)  biopsies are emerging as the biggest trend in the care of men on AS for prostate cancer since the mpMRI and genomic testing. The European Urological Association in January 2021 recommended TP as the first choice for biopsies. The American Urological Association will be debating this technology change at its annual meeting in the fall. A.S.P.I. has assembled an expert panel to discuss why this change is being made, the potential to eliminate sepsis, impact on stewardship of antibiotics,…

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March 2021

International Webinar

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT

Learning from Active Surveillance Patients' Experience Active Surveillance Patients International is pleased to announce the next international webinar March 27 at 12 PM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT. Your feedback on our townhalls too is heartwarming. I just received a call yesterday from a fellow with a Gleason 7 who due to listening to Thraiin’s story, https://youtu.be/mKjFeR_PbrQ, was prompted to do more research and made an appropriate decision to have intervention. We received such positive feedback from our first town…

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February 2021

Dr Chris Bangma

The Past Present and Future of Active Surveillance: A European View

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

  Active Surveillance Patients International is pleased to announce the next international webinar Feb. 27 at 11 AM EDT.   Dr. Chris Bangma, Chairman of Urology at Erasmus University and Academic Hospital in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, will be the inaugural speaker for Active Surveillance Patients International at 11 a.m. Eastern U.S. on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Dr. Bangma’s topic will be “The Past Present and Future of Active Surveillance: A European View.”   Among other topics, he will cover the…

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January 2021

Learning from Active Surveillance Patients Experience

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

Active Surveillance Patients International is pleased to announce the launching of its first international webinar Jan. 30 at 12 PM EDT. Towards that end we will be having a panel discussion representing patients from 4 countries.  Each will speak briefly and then attendees may ask questions. There has been so much helpful information from webinars featuring doctors, but this webinar will allow you to learn from patients who have been through the process. For additional details click here: https://mailchi.mp/d79631dd8f57/aspi-newsletter-jan2021-zoommeeting Contact mlichty@aspatients.org for additional information.…

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December 2020

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Active Surveillance and Beyond {A Webinar Series}

December 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

AnCan and Us Too Internati0nal are proud to announce Active Surveillance and Beyond, a series of four educational webinars about active surveillance (AS) to provide men with prostate cancer access to empowering, decision-making information and personal interactions in a time of social distancing. Sept 29 - Dr. Brian Helfand, Division Chief of Urology, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Glenview, Illinois, will talk about genomic and genetic testing for AS decision-making. November 30 - Dr. Antonio Westphalen, Chief of Abdominal Imaging Section, University…

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Active Surveillance Prostate Cancer Virtual Support Group

December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST

AnCan/ASPI/UsTOO Active Surveillance Prostate Cancer Virtual Support Group Active Surveillance Virtual Call The Third Wednesday of each month: Time: 2.00 pm HI, 5.00pm Pacific, 6.00pm Mountain, 7.00pm Central, 8.00pm Eastern Greetings Gentlemen - we hope this finds you safe and well! We are delighted to announce a new feature for our second monthly Active Surveillance Prostate Cancer Peer Support Group/Video Chat. For the last half-hour of every meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, we will focus on a…

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Active Surveillance Prostate Cancer Virtual Support Group

December 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

Our next call is on December 2 at 8:00 pm EST. With this forum, we strive to create a sanctuary where you can share your concerns about your process. Actively monitoring your early cancer diagnosis without intervention may often be the wisest alternative - especially since approximately one-third of men following this protocol never need treatment. However, Active Surveillance (AS) presents different challenges and asks different questions. Many following this protocol recognize they are not well served by general prostate…

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November 2020

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Active Surveillance and Beyond {A Webinar Series}

November 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

AnCan and Us Too Internati0nal are proud to announce Active Surveillance and Beyond, a series of four educational webinars about active surveillance (AS) to provide men with prostate cancer access to empowering, decision-making information and personal interactions in a time of social distancing. Sept 29 - Dr. Brian Helfand, Division Chief of Urology, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Glenview, Illinois, will talk about genomic and genetic testing for AS decision-making. November 30 - Dr. Antonio Westphalen, Chief of Abdominal Imaging Section, University…

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Active Surveillance Prostate Cancer Virtual Support Group

November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST

AnCan/ASPI/UsTOO Active Surveillance Prostate Cancer Virtual Support Group Active Surveillance Virtual Call The Third Wednesday of each month: Time: 2.00 pm HI, 5.00pm Pacific, 6.00pm Mountain, 7.00pm Central, 8.00pm Eastern Greetings Gentlemen - we hope this finds you safe and well! We are delighted to announce a new feature for our second monthly Active Surveillance Prostate Cancer Peer Support Group/Video Chat. For the last half-hour of every meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, we will focus on a…

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