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Tuesday, August 16, 2011



The PCRI Conference is less than month away!   Every summer I scurry around making preparations.  Speakers have to be coordinated, exhibitors lined up, registrations fulfilled, entertainment scheduled. 

For this year we have significantly expanded the agenda:

Friday:  We have added introductory sessions that will be presented by our seasoned helpline facilitators, Jim O’Hara and Nathan Roundy.

Saturday Morning: Features the treatment of localized disease with various forms of radiation including seed implantation as well as covering high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).  In addition we will hear from the preeminent expert in the world on Active Surveillance, Dr. Laurence Klotz.  The morning will be rounded out with an update on the latest breakthroughs in imaging.

Saturday Afternoon: Will cover a multitude of recently FDA-Approved treatments for advanced prostate cancer presented by Eugene Kwon from the Mayo Clinic and Charles Drake from Johns Hopkins and yours truly. Amazing improvements have been made into medications that block testosterone, stimulate the immune system and poison cancer cells.

Saturday Evening: PCRI presents AdMeTech Foundation's “Dance for a Cure” with a LIVE performance by Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya from the ABC hit series "Dancing with the Stars".

Sunday Morning: Our esteemed conference moderator Mark Moyad presents his latest thoughts on diet and supplements.  Snuffy Myers will talk about PSA Relapse. Stephen Auerbach discusses sexual rehabilitation.  Tim Wilson from the City of Hope updates us on robotic surgery.

Sunday Afternoon:  Breakout sessions with extensive Q & A will address the following topics: Diet, Focal Therapy, PSA Relapse, Active Surveillance, Radiation and Surgery. We will close with a round table of experts answering questions from the audience and discussing a selected clinical case.

I hope the rest of you are getting sand in your bathing suits and a mildly irritating sunburn.  See you in September.

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