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.
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
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”.
Certified Nutritionist, Diet Nutrition Support, Placentia, CA
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