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Upcoming Expert Presentations

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

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Most* meetings begin at 5:00 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 is followed by Q&A.

You can view earlier presentations in the Presentations Library

* No presentations in 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.

September 26,  2023 / Guest Chat at 5:00 pm to start the Advanced/Recurring Support Group
HICAP counselors for California

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program “HICAP” is a PFOC friend of many years. HICAP is part of the Southern California Council on Aging serving Inyo, Mono, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in California.  Learn more about them here:

Medicare is often complex and confusing. HICAP offers one-on-one counseling to assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families; friends and caregivers understand their Medicare benefits and best healthcare options. 

HICAP is part of the national network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) and is the most dependable source of unbiased and accurate Medicare related information. We provide free, unbiased Medicare counseling and community education.

The Council on Aging’s HICAP counselors are trained California state-registered staff and volunteers.  HICAP does not sell, endorse, promote or recommend commercial insurance products or services.

September 28, 2023 / 5:00 PDT (note the earlier time)
Does the genomic revolution offer solutions to prostate cancer?

Senior Director, Translational Research, Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine.

The sequencing of the human genome has had a major impact in the treatment of many diseases.  We will discuss the impact of genetic technology in understanding and personalizing treatment for patients with prostate cancer.

Dr. Mitchell Gross is the Senior Director, Clinical Translation Program at the Ellison Institute and an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. His overall research interest focuses on applying modern techniques relating to the study of genes and proteins (genomics and proteomics) to the clinical problems faced in treating patients with prostate cancer. A particular interest relates to the androgen receptor and relating proteins and pathways as key driving forces behind the development and treatment of prostate cancer. As a medical oncologist, his clinical activities are focused on therapeutic clinical trials incorporating both molecularly targeted and conventional therapies to the care of patients with prostate cancer. He serves as primary investigator on many multi-center phase I and II clinical trials. Dr. Gross has earned degrees from the University of California, San Diego (BA), Baylor College of Medicine in Houston (MD), and the University of California, Los Angeles (PhD in Molecular Biology). He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences.

October 24, 2023 / Guest Chat at 5:00 pm to start the Advanced/Recurring Support Group
Radiation Oncology - Hoag
Shane A. Lloyd, MD, PhD.

Hoag Radiation Oncology, Irvine and Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Shane Lloyd earned his bachelors degree in pharmacology and therapeutics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Lloyd completed his medical doctor (M.D.) degree at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He concurrently completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Cellular and Molecular Biology, studying the effects of radiation on the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Lloyd went on to complete a medicine internship at Bassett Medical Center in New York, as well as his Radiation Oncology residency at the University of California, San Francisco where he also served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Lloyd is highly trained in many advanced radiation oncology modalities, including stereotactic body radiation therapy, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, IMRT/Tomotherapy and brachytherapy. Dr. Lloyd has a special interest in treatment of the central nervous system, breast, and gastrointestinal tumors.

Dr. Lloyd has received numerous honors and awards and has been published in books and many peer review publications.

October 26, 2023 / 5:00 PDT (note the earlier time)

Vincent K Smith Chair of Radiation Oncology

UH Seidman Cancer Center

Chair and Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

Dan Spratt, MD, is a board-certified, international expert in the management of prostate cancer. Dr. Spratt attended Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee) for his medical training and completed his Radiation Oncology residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York, New York).

November 16, 2023 / 5:00 PDT (note the earlier time)
Timothy G. Wilson, MD


Providence Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, CA

Timothy Wilson is a board-certified urologist who has vast experience with minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted urologic oncology. He is one of the top six surgeons in the world in terms of volume that performs robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.

Dr. Wilson is a member of the American Urological Association and the Society of Urologic Oncology. Throughout his tenure that spans nearly 30 years, he has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the areas of urologic oncology, urinary reconstruction and robotic surgery.

In 1995, Los Angeles magazine deemed him one of 25 “Doctors who are making a difference,” and in 1998, he was voted “Professor of the Year” by urology residents in training at the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Dr. Wilson’s medical philosophy is to provide safe treatments to patients that can not only cure their cancer but minimize pain, suffering and complications.

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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