GREETINGS RESEARCHER, and welcome to Prostate Insights! This publication is full of information concerning issues that surround prostate cancer. When dealing with a cancer diagnosis, the main focus is usually the cancer itself. While deciding what treatment to choose, patients may overlook critical issues; issues that most are not prepared to tackle.
Proton beam therapy, a form of external beam radiation, has been around for a while but is less commonly utilized than other forms of radiation therapy, which is partly due to availability. Certain properties of protons show potential for a different approach to radiation therapy. This article also considers how implementation of imaging helps improve treatment outcomes.
There is a great clinical need for more accurate scans, empowering the trend toward more personalized care. PET imaging is a critical component of managing recurrent and advanced disease, and some newly diagnosed cases as well. This article provides an updated summary of new imaging approaches to prostate cancer, focusing on current and emerging positron emission tomography (PET) scans).
Through Q+A, we ensure that the information the doctors present is relevant, unbiased, applicable, and accessible to those without medical degrees. The keynote presentations are followed by Q+A with Conference Moderator, Mark Moyad, MD, and after that, by a smaller Q+A session where patient questions are answered directly by the speaker.
To raise awareness about prostate cancer and PSA screening, our board member Fabio Almeida, MD, created a racing team of prostate cancer survivors. His cars are displayed at car shows across the nation along with a no-cost PSA testing booth. The Scottsdale Grand Prix is the hallmark event for the vintage racers. This year, his team took home the grand prize and through his team’s victory, brought prostate cancer awareness to the forefront of attention in Scottsdale. Our Educational Writer, Alexandra “Xan” Oakley, and Lindsay Meggers assisted Dr. Almeida and his team at the event.