Previous Meetings

Thank you to our distinguished speakers for the generous donation of their expertise and time. 

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2020 MEETINGS

January 23, 2020

Speaker: Frankis Almaguel, MD, PhD,

Director, Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics Program, Loma Linda Cancer Center, Loma Linda, CA

Topic:  Personalized Prostate Cancer Interventions (Theranostics)

February 27, 2020

Speaker:  Dr Tanya Dorff

Topic: Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer

July 23, 2020

Speaker: Dr Harsolia

Topic: Overview of Different Types of Radiation Treatment and Cyber Knife for Prostate Cancer

 

August 27, 2020 

Speaker: Dr Rossi

Topic: The Benefits of Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer

September 24, 2020

Speaker: Dr Robert Allen Auerbach & Dr Calais

Topic: Using Gallium 68 Positron Emission Tomography Scanning to Locate Advanced Prostate Cancers

October 22, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Robert Pugach

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

November 19, 2020

Speaker: Dr Charles Metzger

Topic: Management of Rising PSA After Primary Treatment

December, 2020 

NO MEETING

2019 MEETINGS

January 24, 2019

Speaker: Dr. Albert Chang

Associate Professor, 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

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

February 28, 2019 

Speaker: Richard Lam, MD

Prostate Oncology Specialists, Marina Del Rey, CA

Topic: Low Risk, Intermediate Risk, High Risk Stages, Metastatic Disease,  Immunotherapy, Treatment Options, Q & A

 

March 28 , 2019

Speaker: Martin Allen-Auerbach, MD

UCLA Associate Professor David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Hospital

Speaker: Jeremie Calais, MD, MSc 

Assistant Professor UCLA, Ahmanson Translational Imaging Division of the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Topic: Using Gallium 68 Positron Emission Tomography Scanning to Locate Advanced Prostate Cancers

April 25, 2019

Speaker: Charles K. Metzger, MD

Urology Specialist, 41 years, Glendora, CA, retired

Topic: Sequencing Treatments for Advanced Prostate Cancer

 

May 23, 2019

Speaker: 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

Topic: 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)

 

June 27, 2019

Speaker: Robert G. Pugach, MD

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

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

 

July 25, 2019

Speaker: Hari P. Sawkar, MD

Boston Scientific and St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA

Topic: Life After Prostate Cancer (Impotence, incontinence)

 

August 22, 2019

Speaker: Gary Leach, MD

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

Topic: Quality of Life Issues After Prostate Cancer (Impotence, incontinence)

September 26, 2019

No speaker

 

October 24, 2019

Speaker: Ashok J. Kar, MD 

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

Topic: Changing Paradigm in the Management of Prostate Cancer

November 21, 2019

Speaker: ​Jane Shellhouse

Certified Nutritionist, Diet Nutrition Support, Placentia, CA

Topic: How Food, Alcohol, Beverages, Attitude and Stress Contribute to the Development of Prostate Cancer

December 2019

No meeting

2018 MEETINGS

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, PhD

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

Certified Nutritionist, Diet Nutrition Support, Placentia, CA

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

2017 MEETINGS

April 27, 2017 

Speaker:  Arnold I. Chin, MD, PhD

Urologist and Assistant Professor UCLA 

Topic: Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy

 

October 26, 2017

Speaker: Donald B. Fuller, MD

Genesis Healthcare

Topic: Treating Prostate Cancer with Radiation Therapy with emphasis on IMRT (including Calypso), or Cyber Knife

August 24, 2017

Speaker: Heather C. Lamb

Manager Onc. Business Development, NeoGenomics Laboratories ,Inc.

Topic: Liquid Biopsy and its Role in Today's Cancer Treatments

January 26, 2017

Speaker: Carl Rossi, MD

Scripps 

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