PCRI 2006 Regional Seminar

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PCRI 2006 Regional Seminar
Conference Gets High Marks
Summary of talks

Prostate Cancer – Recurrence
Improving Treatment and Quality of Life
Saturday – September 9, 2006
8:20 AM – 5:00 PM

Golden Eagle Ballroom
California State University, Los Angeles

Presented by PCRI

Over 300 attended - September 9, 2006

For Men with Recurrent and Advanced Prostate Cancer

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Dr. Scholz talkView online
Dr. Lam talkView online

The conference program was developed for patients dealing with advanced prostate cancer. We are distributing a DVD with video segments of key talks by Drs. Scholz, Pinski, Gross and Lam for this audience. Since quantities are limited, we encourage you to share this DVD with other men you know who may be struggling with advanced prostate cancer, your doctors, or your local support group.

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7:30 Registration, Continental Breakfast

8:20 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Prostate Cancer Research Institute,
Los Angeles, CA

8:30 Intermittent vs. Continuous Hormone
Blockade for Recurrent Prostate Cancer:
When is the Best Time to Start?
When is the Best Time to Stop?
Glenn Tisman, MD (Medical Oncologist),
Whittier, CA

9:10 Monitoring Locally Advanced PC
The use of Color Doppler Ultrasound and
Tissue Harmonics
Duke Bahn, MD (Radiologist) Medical Director,
Prostate Institute of America-Community
Memorial Hospital, Ventura, CA

9:45 Update: Imaging for Recurrent and
Advanced Prostate Cancer
Hossein Jadvar, MD, PhD, MPH (Radiologist)
Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical
Engineering Director of Research,
Visiting Associate in Bioengineering
(Caltech) USC, Los Angeles, CA

10:20 Break

10:40 Treatment of Hormone Refractory PC
Mark Scholz, MD (Medical Oncologist)
Medical Director, Prostate Oncology Specialists,
Marina del Rey, CA

11:20 Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer:
When is the Right Time to Start?
When is the Right Time to Stop?
Jacek Pinski, MD, PhD (Medical Oncologist)
Assistant Professor of Medicine USC/Norris
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Advocacy for Advanced PC Patients:
Where Do We Go From Here?
Harry Pinchot, Program Director & Patient
Advocate, Prostate Cancer Research Institute,
Los Angeles, CA

1:15 Simplifying the Search for Clinical Trials:
A new partnership between PCRI and
EmergingMed to help prostate cancer
patients find the right clinical trials for them

1:30 Novel Therapies for Prostate Cancer:
“The Future is Now”
Mitchell Gross, MD, PhD (Medical Oncologist)
Assistant Research Director, Louis Warschaw
Prostate Cancer Center, Cedars-Sinai,
Los Angeles, CA

2:10 Emergencies in Advanced Prostate Cancer:
What Every Patient Should be Aware of
Stanley Brosman, MD (Urologist)
Pacific Urology Institute, Pacific
Clinical Research, Santa Monica, CA

2:45 Break

3:05 Supportive Care: Preventing and Treating
the Side Effects of PC Treatment
Richard Lam, MD (Medical Oncologist) Prostate
Oncology Specialists, Marina del Rey, CA

3:40 Surgical Treatment of Incontinence
and Impotence
Karyn Eilber, MD (Urologist), Director
Century Institute for Continence, Los Angeles, CA

4:15 Q & A

5:00 Adjourn