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 provided an overview of prostate cancer in Canada and the unique challenges faced by the metastatic prostate cancer population.
- Liz Sandals, MPP, Guelph and Parliamentary Assistant to the Health Minister Deb Matthews, who brought greetings from the Minister.
- Dr. Sandeep Sehdev, a medical oncologist who shared his experience in treating metastatic prostate cancer and the changing treatment landscape.
- Ron Grant, a Cornwall resident living with metastatic prostate cancer who shared information about himself and about his work 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.
CCSN would like to thank Janssen and sanofi-Canada for their support in making this event possible.
iCanadian Cancer Society. Available at: http://www.cancer.ca/Canadawide/About%20cancer/Cancer%20statistics/Stats%20at%20a%20glance/Prostate%20cancer.aspx?sc_lang=en.