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Featured Speakers

Every month, experts in prostate cancer share their time and expertise with us in online meetings that are intended for anyone who wants to learn more about prostate cancer: patients, partners, families, friends, and their medical teams. Speakers 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.

Presentations are usually on the fourth Thursday of the month, with occasional "fireside chats" of about 20 minutes at the beginning of Tuesday support group meetings.

Most presentations are recorded and can be found in the Presentations Library.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Amar Kishan, MD

New Directions in Radiation Technology for Prostate Cancer

Short chat before the Newly Diagnosed meeting

Dr. Kishan will speak on “New Directions in Radiation Technology for Prostate Cancer,” including emerging technologies and promising developments. He'll talk about MRI-guided radiation advances, MIRAGE early results, and the next frontier, e.g., the newly opened HEATWAVE trial. He will also include a review of newer trials, one published and one pending.

He'll also address the question we've been asking at our meetings: "What's happening with ViewRay at UCLA?"

Dr. Kishan is a Professor of Radiation Oncology, Chief of the Genitourinary Oncology Service, and Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Research at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Gary Ulaner, MD PhD, FACNM, PSNMMI

Clinical trials for patients with prostate cancer

Online presentation followed by Q&A

Dr. Gary Ulaner will discuss a number of clinical trials related to prostate cancer that are happening at Hoag.

Dr. Gary Ulaner is the James & Pamela Muzzy Endowed Chair of Molecular Imaging and Therapy (MIT) at the Hoag Family Cancer Institute and Professor of Radiology and Translational Genomics at the University of Southern California. Dr. Ulaner has been the principal investigator of prospective clinical trials for eight novel PET radiotracers for patients with breast cancer, prostate cancer and myeloma. His clinical trials emphasize targeted imaging to guide targeted therapy of cancer.


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Thursday, July 25, 2024

Erectile Disfunction and Orgasm

Online presentation followed by Q&A

After radiation or prostatectomy, not much changes on the outside, but a lot has hapened inside. Dr. Klos talks about those changes.

Dr. Katherine Klos is a board-certified urologist who has developed a practice focusing on pelvic floor dysfunction. Dr. Klos received her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame and her medical degree from the University of Alabama. She completed her urology training at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, August 22, 2024

Jeremie Calais, MD PhD CPI

PSMA theranostics

Online presentation followed by Q&A

Updates on radiopharmaceutical imaging and therapy targeting the Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA). PLUVICTO, LOCAMETZ, ILLUCCIX, PSOLUMA PYLARIFY and more …

Dr. Jeremie Calais is a French nuclear medicine physician specialized in cancer imaging and theranostics who joined UCLA in 2016. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology and he serves as the director of the UCLA Theranostics Program and the director of the Clinical Research Program of the Ahmanson Translational Theranostics Division.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2024

Percy Lee, MD

Radiation Treatments at City of Hope

Short chat before the Advanced Support meeting

Dr. Lee will provide an update on radiation treatments available at City Of Hope, Irvine, including SBRT, MRI guided, Ct guided and PSMA guided.

Dr. Percy Lee, M.D., is a distinguished radiation oncologist with expertise in treating various cancers, including prostate cancer.

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