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November 2021

Active Surveillance: A Peaceful, Easy Feeling

November 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

The title of our next webinar comes from the famous Eagles song. It may seem odd to think of PC in those terms, but some men are approaching that state of mind, and they will share their stories on Nov 27 at noon PT. First we will hear from our one of our founders, Thrainn Torvaldsson, our gentle viking after 14 yrs on AS, progressed to well researched treatment. We will hear from Joe Gallo, a former marine, who after…

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October 2021

Active Surveillance: The Sweet Smell of Success in Sweden

October 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Dr. Ola Bratt is one of the  leading  urologists  in Sweden helping men navigate AS.  His successful approaches to navigating  AS will be shared. Only 55% of American patients with low-risk prostate cancer go on active surveillance, UCSF researchers reported recently. Ten years ago, only 6% of of these men went on AS. In contrast, the rate is above 90% in Sweden, according to Ola Bratt, MD, a prominent Swedish urologist. Dr. Bratt is a consultant urological surgeon at the Prostate Cancer Centre, Sahlgrenska University…

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September 2021

A Nutritional Chef Speaks Up

September 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Chef Ken Dorr shares stories and useful information after witnessing many individuals turning their health around in a natural and accelerated way. How a Plant-based lifestyle shifted and continues to shape his culinary recipes. "Food preparation has always been a passion of mine. At an early age, I loved to cook and follow my grandmother around the kitchen and garden. Unfortunately, the food we prepared back then was not the healthiest for my heart and overall body. About 16 years…

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August 2021

Moving Towards Safer Prostate Biopsies

August 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

  ASPI will focus again on transperineal vs. transrectal biopsies during its session at noon ET August 28.   The program will feature Agnes Gulbrandsen, a Norwegian hairdresser, who wanted to know why her father died from a brain clot days after undergoing a transrectal prostate biopsy. Agnes is a entrepreneur who owns several salons in Oslo, Norway. The photo is of Agnes and her late father, who died from a sepsis-induced brain clot caused by a transrectal biopsy. She…

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July 2021

The Leading Edge of Active Surveillance for Prostate Patients and Urologists

July 31, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Renowned Cleveland Clinic Urologist Dr. Eric Klein Discusses Active Surveillance. Dr. Klein answers the questions: "What do I actually do while I'm on Active Surveillance?" What tests should I be taking and how often? How do I know if I qualify for Active Surveillance? What indicators will tell me that I must go off Active Surveillance and seek active treatment? Eric A. Klein, MD, is the Chairman of the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute and a staff member in the…

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June 2021

Living and Coping with Prostate Cancer on Active Surveillance

June 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

  Alan Hsu MD Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego Psychiatrist, Moores Cancer Center Psychiatry & Psychosocial Services. Dr. Hsu will talk about the challenges after diagnosis, including mood and anxiety issues, particularly in making a decision to pursue Active Surveillance. He will review some methods of coping with anxiety and uncertainty, as well as ways to talk about your decision with loved ones who may express their own fears and anxieties regarding AS. Dr. Hsu has…

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May 2021

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

May 29, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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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