2020 Meetings/Speakers

Offering help and hope to men by providing prostate health information

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our meetings are held virtually via Zoom, with nationally renowned speakers, followed by Q&A. These sessions are for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, their families and caretakers, and health care professionals. Topics range from new treatments to .... 


4th Thursday of every month


Speaker: 7:00 - 8:30pm Pacific Time

Q & A: To follow


Zoom link will be emailed the week before each meeting


Meetings for Newly Diagnosed and Advanced/ Recurrent patients have been postponed during the pandemic. For information in these areas, please call our help line:


At The Prostate Forum of Orange County we neither support nor endorse our speakers or individual attendees’ positions or opinions. What we do offer is an OPEN forum where, within limits, various viewpoints by prostate cancer experts are presented. The presenters are encouraged to bring information, data and opinions to share with our attendees. 


Personal attacks or disparaging personal remarks are not permitted.




November 19

Speaker: Dr Charles Metzger


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October 22

Speaker: Dr. Robert Pugach


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September 24

Speaker: Dr Robert Allen Auerbach

& Dr Calais


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August 27

Speaker: Dr Rossi


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July 23

Speaker: Dr Harsolia & Dr Triti Nagar


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June 25

Speaker:  Dr Robert Princenthal


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May 28

Speaker: Dr Michell Kimrava


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April 23

Speaker:  Dr Jeffery Turner


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March 28

Speaker: Dr Steven G. Williams &

Dr Dong W. Kim


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February 27

Speaker:  Dr Tanya Dorff


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January 23

Speaker: Frankis Almaguel, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics Program, Loma Linda Cancer Center, Loma Linda, CA


Topic:  Personalized Prostate Cancer Interventions (Theranostics)


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January 24, 2019

"Treatment of Prostate Cancer using Combination Therapies including Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy"


Dr. Albert Chang

Associate Professor, is the Vice Chair of Surgical Services and Brachytherapy Service Chief for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


February 28, 2019 

“Low Risk, Intermediate Risk, High Risk Stages, Metastatic Disease,  Immunotherapy, Treatment Options, Q & A”


Richard Lam, M.D.

Prostate Oncology Specialists, Marina Del Rey, CA


March 28 , 2019

“Using Gallium 68 Positron Emission Tomography Scanning to Locate Advanced Prostate Cancers"


Martin Allen-Auerbach, M.D.

UCLA Associate Professor David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Hospital


Jeremie Calais, M.D.

MSc.  Assistant Professor at UCLA. Ahmanson Translational Imaging Division of the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology


April 25, 2019

“Sequencing Treatments for Advanced Prostate Cancer"


Charles K. Metzger, M.D. 

After practicing Medicine specialized in Urology for 41 years in Glendora, CA, he is now retired.


May 23, 2019

“Image-Based Prostate Cancer (PCa) Management., an update.  Evolution of prostate MRI,  MRI guided biopsy, & tissue base. Jenelle mix. Additionally, new Radionuclides & Serum Blood Tests for CirculatingTumor Cells (CTC)”


Bernadette Greenwood BSc., PG Cert., RT (R) (MR) (ARRT)

Clinical Instructor, University of California, Riverside, Chief Research Officer, Prostate Cancer Information Group/ Desert Medical Imaging, Indian Wells, CA


June 27, 2019

“The Evolution of Minimally Invasive Advanced High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for the Treatment of Prostate Cancers”


Robert G. Pugach, MD

Medical Director - Western States HIFU and Pacific Coast Urology Medical Ctr, Los Alamitos, & Huntington Beach, CA


July 25, 2019

“Life After Prostate Cancer” (Impotence, incontinence)


Hari P. Sawkar, M.D.

Boston Scientific and St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA


August 22, 2019

“Quality of Life Issues After Prostate Cancer” (Impotence, incontinence)


Gary Leach, M.D.

Director (Retired) Tower Urology Center, Cedars / Sinai Medical Center, West Hollywood, CA


September 26, 2019

No speaker


October 24, 2019

“Changing Paradigm in the Management of Prostate Cancer”


Ashok J. Kar, M.D. 

Founder of the Robotic Surgery Program, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Orange, CA 


November 21, 2019

“How Food, Alcohol, Beverages, Attitude and Stress Contribute to the Development of Prostate Cancer”.


Jane Shellhouse

Certified Nutritionist, Diet Nutrition Support, Placentia, CA


December 2019

No meeting

January 28, 2018

Speaker: Richard Lam, MD, Director Clinical Research Prostate Oncology Specialists


Topic: Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer


February 22, 2018

Speaker: Mitchell Kamrava, MD

March 22, 2018 

Speaker: Fabio Almeida, MD, Phoenix Molecular Imaging, YMRC Cancer Center PET/CT


Topic: Imaging in Prostate Cancer 

April 26, 2018 

Speaker: Mark Scholz, MD, Prostate Oncology Specialists 


Topic: Five Stages of Prostate Cancer

May 24, 2018

Speaker: Thomas K. Lee, MD, Ph.D, Associate Clinical Professor, Univ. Irvine School of Medicine 


Topic: Understanding the details in your pathology report: Biopsy vs. Radical Prostatectomy

June 28, 2018 

Speaker: Robert Pugach, MD, Medical Director Western State HIFU 


Topic:  Focal and Whole Gland HIFU - The Gold Standard for Low-Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer

July 26, 2018

Speaker: Tanya Dorff, MD

August 23, 2018 

Speaker: Jane Shellhouse, nutrionist

September 27, 2018

Speaker:  David Krasne, MD, Pacific Neuroscience Institute, Pathologist 


Topic:  Pathology of Prostate Cancer in 2018

October 25, 2018

Speaker:  Leonard A. Farber, MD, City Hope, St. Joseph Health/St. Jude Medical Center 


Topic: Advances in radiation therapy for prostate cancer: SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy)  

November 15, 2018

Speaker:  Dong Won Kim, MD, PhD, Kaiser


Topic: Pro/Cons in Deploying IMRT, SBRT and Seeds in Prostate Cancer

December 2018

No meeting

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Prostate Forum of Orange County

Prostate Forum of Orange County, California is a 501(c)(3) organization 

Mailing Address

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1519 East Chapman, #380

Fullerton, CA 92831

Meeting/Classes Location

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838 N. Euclid Street

Fullerton, CA 92832

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