Meetings with Featured Speakers

Online  Presentation from a Guest Speaker
is featured on  the fourth Thursday of most* months

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Most* meetings begin at 7:00 Pacific Time

These meetings from nationally renowned speakers are intended for anyone who wants to learn more about prostate cancer: patients, partners, families, friends, and their doctors.

Presentations cover a wide range of prostate cancer topics, from testing and diagnosis to advances in treatment and living with your disease. Every live presentation if followed by Q&A.

You can view earlier presentations in the Presentations Library

* No presentations in November or December

* Presenters in other time zones may start earlier than 7 pm PT

Register with us to receive a detailed meeting notice by email.

Bonus! Occasionally, experts will drop in to one of our monthly Support Meetings for a short Guest Chat. Details in the Events Calendar and in the support group announcements. (Register here.)


This forum is intended mainly for talking about advanced prostate cancer, cancer that is recurring, resistant, or that has spread outside the prostate.

Although the conversation deals mainly with advanced stages, many people at all stages of the disease find it instructive and reassuring to hear about the impressive advances in management and treatment being made all the time.

November 17, 2022 | 6:30 PST
Contemporary Treatment of Prostate Cancer:
A Disease Transformed

Transformation of prostate cancer:  how 'bigger is better' morphed into 'less is more.'

Leonard S. Marks, MD

Professor and deKernion Endowed Chair in Urology,  UCLA

Dr. Marks received his M.D. and M.A. (physiology) degrees from the University of Texas and completed urology residency at UCLA.   After a lengthy career in private practice, he returned full-time to UCLA in 2009.   He is inaugural holder of the Dekernion Chair in Urology.   Dr. Marks is principal investigator of three RO1 grants from the NIH.   He leads a multi-disciplinary research collaborative involving urology, radiology, pathology, and bioengineering.   He is internationally known for his prostate cancer research in active surveillance, targeted biopsy, and focal therapy.    

January 26, 2023 / 7:00 PT
Urinary Tract Dysfunction After Prostate Cancer Treatment

Therapies for common lower urinary tract pathologies after prostate cancer treatment including urinary incontinence, bladder overactivity, and stricture disease


Hanson H. Zhao, MD

Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Zhao is a reconstructive urologist practicing at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and Irvine. He received his undergraduate degree in Bioengineering at UC Berkeley and his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He completed his Urology Residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a fellowship in Genitourinary Reconstruction and Prosthetic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

March 23, 2023 / 7:00 PT
A Practical Approach to Radiation Options for Prostate Cancer

We will talk about the radiation oncology care path, the different radiation modalities and the treatment options for prostate cancer

Osama Mohamad, MD, PhD

School of Medicine, UCSF 

Dr. Osama Mohamad, an honors graduate of the American University of Beirut, in Beirut, Lebanon in 2006,  earned his MD PhD at Emory University in Atlanta. He continued training and research at the University of Hawaii, the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center, in Dallas, and as a research fellow at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Japan studying carbon ion radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Over his years in training, he received many awards including the resident of the year award and the RSNA Roentgen research award during his chief resident year at UTSW. He presented his research at multiple national and international meetings and has published over 45 publications.

At The Prostate Forum of Orange County we neither support nor endorse the positions or opinions of our speakers or individual attendees. 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.

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