TORONTO, September 20, 2012 – In recent years, prostate cancer awareness and research has made significant headway with global educational campaigns focused on prevention and survivorship; however, less attention has been given to prostate cancer in the advanced stages – for men whose cancer has spread, or metastasized – and who are running out of time.
- Jackie Manthorne, President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, who will provide an overview of prostate cancer in Canada and the unique challenges faced by the metastatic prostate cancer population.
- Dr. Sandeep Sehdev, a medical oncologist who will share his experience in treating metastatic prostate cancer and the changing treatment landscape.
- Ron Grant, a Cornwall resident living with metastatic prostate cancer who will share his action to promote the very best standard of care, support, follow up and quality of life for patients and survivors. It aims to educate the public and policy makers about cancer and encourage research on ways to alleviate barriers to optimal cancer care in Canada.
Canadian Cancer Society. Available at: http://www.cancer.ca/Canadawide/About%20cancer/Cancer%20statistics/Stats%20at%20a%20glance/Prostate%20cancer.aspx?sc_lang=en.
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