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June 2022

It Ain’t Your Grandpa’s BPH – An “Urgent” Issue

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Steven A Kaplan, MD Professor of Urology Mount Sinai and BPH expert will discuss Living with BPH. Everyone is welcome to attend. No registration is required. This will be a drop in GoTo meeting hosted by AnCan, no registration necessary. Dr. Steven Kaplan graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1982 and was elected to the AOA Honor Society. Dr. Kaplan’s postgraduate training included an internship and residency in the Department of Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital as well as a…

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April 2022

Your Voice in the Future of Active Surveillance

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

ASPI and AnCan will be joining with the Prostate Forum of Orange County, Prostate Cancer Support Canada, the Walnut Foundation, and other organizations for a special webinar entitled: "Your Voice in the Future of Active Surveillance" Friday April 22 at 11AM ET. Do you want to see where Active Surveillance is heading? Do you have some views you want to share? Don’t miss this program: Top docs—including Dr. Laurence Klotz, who named AS; Dr. Peter Carroll and Dr. Peter Albertsen,…

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March 2022

Compassionate Care: Reducing Anxiety

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Were you anxious after you received your diagnosis of Prostate cancer? Could more compassionate support have reduced your anxiety? Are you now receiving that compassionate support? Our March 26 webinar will address these issues, and we want to learn from you as well. ASPI has a voice and together once we know what we seek, we can make that voice heard. To Register Click Here

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February 2022

The Secret Life 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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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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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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