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September 2022

Active Surveillance 101

September 24 @ 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.

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August 2022

HOW AND WHEN SHOULD I DO A GENETICS TEST?

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Men, loved ones, and families can gain valuable facts from a cancer genetic test. While the use of genetics testing for cancers is still growing, the existing state of the art for prostate and related cancers is a powerful tool for identifying men and persons at risk. This 60 minute expert presentation will feature expert Geneticist Robert Finch, MS, a Certified Genetic Counselor, and Medical Oncologist Michael Glode’, MD. You will be reacquainted with prostate cancer screening biomarkers such as…

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July 2022

EAT TO BEAT PROSTATE DISEASE

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

"Eat To Beat Prostate Disease - Foods That Promote Prostate Health and Fight Prostate Cancer"  Best-Selling Author of Eat To Beat Disease Dr. William Li will be our Zoom meeting guest speaker July 30. Dr. Li’s TED talk, YouTube, and TikTok videos addressing the topic of Food As Medicine have had more than 13 million views. Co-creator of 32 Medical Innovations. INC. magazine calls Dr. Li “Richard Branson’s Diet Guru.” Over 100 published articles / studies. Dr. Li’s book “Eat To Beat…

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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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