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15TH ANNUAL MASSACHUSETTS PROSTATE CANCER SYMPOSIUM

SYMPOSIUM GOALS - Content from May 18th, 2012
To provide accurate and up-to-date information on prostate cancer and related research and treatments. If you are newly diagnosed, a survivor, or at risk...this content is for you.

  1. Greetings

    Allen L. Snyder III
    Chairman, Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition
    C. Hall Swaim, Esq.
    President, Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition

  2. Treater To Target: A Urologist’s Perspective of Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is common and the issues associated with diagnosis and treatment controversial. A personal journey through these issues from both sides of the process — treater and target — illustrates the changes and challenges of each disease state.
    Paul F. Schellhammer, MD, Professor of Urology, Eastern Virginia Medical School

  3. Shared Decision-Making for Prostate Cancer Screening

    Despite the publication of two large clinical trials of PSA screening for prostate cancer, controversy continues about the balance of its benefits and harms. Shared decision- making with individual patients has been suggested as one way to resolve the controversy, “one man at a time.” This session will review how clinicians help patients make a decision about prostate cancer screening that’s right for them.
    Michael Barry, MD, President — Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making

  4. Prostate Cancer Survivorship: What Every Man Should Know

    This session will describe the potential side effects of androgen deprivation therapy, including osteoporosis, fractures, muscle loss, fat accumulation, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The session will also describe methods to monitor potential adverse effects as well as effective strategies
    to minimize or prevent the unintended side effects of treatment.
    Alicia K. Morgans, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

  5. No Easy Answer for Prostate Questions: Help Is on the Way from Two Websites

    The closing keynote will discuss and demonstrate the resources available on two new websites, including harvardprostateknowledge.org, that provide new and user-friendly ways to help with decision making.
    Marc B. Garnick, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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