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Meetings 2022

Moving AS to the next level: Can we help more patients?

AS leaders from Holland, the United Kingdom, and the state of Michigan share their “secret sauce” for reaching AS rates of near 90% and above

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Active Surveillance 101 – Part 2 Full Meeting

AS 101 is a series of conversations between actual prostate cancer patients and their partners/spouses and leading experts.

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Active Surveillance 101 – Part 1 Full Meeting

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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How and When Should I Do A Genetics Test?

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.

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Eat To Beat Prostate Disease

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 is our Zoom meeting guest speaker. Dr. Li’s TED talk, YouTube, and TikTok videos addressing the topic of Food As Medicine have had more than 13 million views.

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Dr. Steven Kaplan Special Presentation – It Ain’t Your Grandpa’s BPH

On June 1st, we had the pleasure of world renowned Dr. Steven Kaplan speaking to the AnCan Active Surveillance Prostate Cancer virtual support group, in collaboration with ASPI, titled “It Ain’t Your Grandpa’s BPH – An ‘Urgent’ Issue“.

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Your Voice In The Future Of Active Surveillance

Taking a look at the Present and Future of Active Surveillance from the point of view of Patients and Researchers. Most importantly, understanding how Active Surveillance helps to ensure timely and quality clinical care for who need it urgently, by avoiding over diagnosis and treatment of low grade Prostate Cancer.

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Compassionate Care: Reducing Anxiety

Importance of Compassionate Care support through Cancer Treatment Journey, from Diagnosis to Recovery. Analyzing the Best available Protocols from around the world. High-lighting the Urgent need for Awareness and Resources !!

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The Secret Life of the Prostate: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

The Cultural Biography of Prostate Cancer and much more, from Ericka Johnson PHD, Professor of Gender and Society, Linkoping University, Sweden. It is often said “ To understand the Present context you should know the Past history .’’
A Wonderful presentation about many facets of Prostate Cancer Management, generally left unspoken !!

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Anxious Surveillance: Coping with Anxiety and Active Surveillance

Anxiety among Active Surveillance Patients is generally, the Elephant in the Room, very Visible but normally un-acknowledged. Dr. Lara Bellandita, from Milan, Italy, is an highly accomplished Authority on this very crucial subject and explains how to deal with this Anxiety. In fact she tells us how to use it as a Window of Opportunity for a better Quality of Life during Active Surveillance.

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Meetings 2021

Active Surveillance: A Peaceful, Easy, Feeling

Webinar with a difference ! Anxiety is a Poor Master. But when you are not alone it is easier to deal with it and have a Peaceful, Easy Feeling of being in Control of your Cancer Treatment Journey. Hear from real patients with Low Risk Prostate Cancer ( Gleason 6 ) all the way to Advanced Praostate Cancer ( Gleason 9 )

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The Sweet Smell of Success in Sweden-Why America needs to Listen?

Part 1 – Top Swedish Urologist Dr.Ola Bratt tells us what Sweden did right in advancing the case for Active Surveillance for Low Grade Prostate Cancer and succeded in drastically cutting down avoidable treatment and side effets for patients.

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Sweden’s Sweet Smell of Success-Q&A

Part 2 – Dr.Ola Bratt answers Questions on his excellent presentation
Sweet Smell of Success in Sweden- Why America needs to Listen

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A Nutritional Chef Speaks Up – Chef Ken Dorr

Part 1 – Chef Ken Dorr shares stories and useful information about Healthy and Nutritional food that can be tasty and trendy, not only for Cancer patients but for everybody. A must see video !

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A Nutritional Chef Speaks Up – Q & A

Part 2 – Chef Ken Dorr answers questions on his Presentation – A Nutritional Chef Speaks Up.

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Moving Towards Safer Prostate Biopsies

The focus continues to be on Transperineal biopsy vs Transrectal biopcy. Presenting viewpoints by Patients and Urologists from across the world, Norway, United Kingdom and Australia, regarding Safety and Reliability aspects of the procedures.
Highlights how Patient Power can help improve

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The leading edge of active surveillance for patients and urologists

Renowned US Urologist Dr.Eric Klein answers questions like “ Why I should opt for Active Surveillance?, What do I actually do while I am in Active Surveillance?, What tests? When? How often? and most impotantly What indicators will tell me when I should go off Active Surveillance and seek active treatment?
A must watch video for all Low and Medium risk Prostate Cancer patients !

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Living and coping with prostate cancer on A.S.

Psycho-social impact of being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and further, in making a decision to go for Active Surveillance is huge but was not understood or addressed in an effective manner till recently. Alan Hsu MD, Assiciate Professor Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego Psychiatry, Moors Cancer Centre, reviews different methods of coping with anxety and also ways of discussing your decision of opting for Active Surveillance with your loved ones.

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Micro-ultrasound imaging : A new view of the prostate

Imaging technolgy, which plays a critical part in the diagnosis and treatment of Prostate Cancer, is improving by leaps and bounbs and Micro Ultrasound is a game changer because of its sharper imaging, safety and cost advantages over convetional MRI and Biopsy options.
Dr. Gerald Andriole, Robert K. Royce Distinguished Professor, Washington University School of Medicine St.Louis, who has conducted a number of clinical researches related to screening for and preventing Prostate Cancer, talks to us about the advantages of Micro Ultrasound and why it is a crucial tool for future Prostate Cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Transperineal biopsies : What are they? Part 1 – Speakers

In recent times Transperineal Biopsies have emerged as a much safer procedure for Prostate Cancer detection and tracking. Compared to Transrectal Biopsies. European Urological Association has already recommended Transperineal Biopsy as the first choice where biopsy is needed and American Urological Association is expected to recommend the same in the near future.
Here A.S.P.I presents an expert panel to discuss why this change is necessary, the advantages and the differences between Transperineal and Transrectal Biopsis.

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Transperineal biopsies : What are they? Part 2 – Speakers

The expert panel answers questions on our presentation “ Transperineal biopsies: What are they ? “

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Learning from active surveillance patients experience

Most interesting and informative Town Hall meeting, sharing real life experiences of real patients about Challenges of A Biopsy, Story of various Genomic testing and Transition from Active Surveillance to Treatment.
As it is often said “ Stories from returning journymen are the most valuable for a traveller “

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Dr. Chris Bangma, Chairman of Urology at Erasmus University and Academic Hospital in Rotterdam, Netherlands

In this presentation Dr.Chris Bangma, Chairman of Urology at Erasmus University and Academic Hospital in Rotterdam Netherlands, gives us an overview of Prostate Cancer management scenario in Netherlands.
He takes us though PSA testing, Imaging technologies, Genomic testing, How Active Surveillance work in Duch system and future of Liquid Biopsy and Artificial intelegence in Prostate Cancer Management.
Very informative and thought provoking presentation !

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Learning from active surveillance patients experience

This webinar is the first of a series of presentations planned by Active Surveillane Patients International ( A.S.P.I ) in the coming months. In right spirit of our name, we are starting of the series with a truly International Panel from four different countries, Iceland, Italy, Canada and United States. Each panalist will talk briefly about their journey through Active Surveillance and will be followed by Question and Answer session.

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A.S. 101

Episode 1, “Rising PSA.”

Patient Larry White and his wife Nancy visit family physician Steve Spann to learn about what Larry’s rising PSA night mean.

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Episode 2. “The Urologist.”

The Whites meet with urologist Laurence Klotz, “the father of active surveillance,” to discuss the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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Episode 3. “Active Surveillance.”

The Whites have a follow-up visit with Dr. Klotz, who suggests Larry goes on Active Surveillance.

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