Prostate Insights Quarterly Newsletter November 2016 | Volume 19, Issue 4

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Prostate Insights Quarterly Newsletter November 2016 | Volume 19, Issue 4

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.

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Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer

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Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer

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. 

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Overview of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scans

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Overview of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scans

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). 

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2016 Prostate Cancer Conference Highlights

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2016 Prostate Cancer Conference Highlights

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.  

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Race Cars, Women, and Prostates

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Race Cars, Women, and Prostates

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. 

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Donate to PCRI with Mark Moyad, MD

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Donate to PCRI with Mark Moyad, MD

Please Please (two “pleases” for emphasis) Consider Giving A Donation To PCRI This Year (AKA “Now please”) Because I Said So, And It Would Also Hurt My Feelings If You Did Not Donate Because I Am An Extremely Sensitive XY Chromosome (aka “man”). 

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Prostate Insights Quarterly Newsletter August 2016 | Volume 19, Issue 3

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Prostate Insights Quarterly Newsletter August 2016 | Volume 19, Issue 3

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.

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Featured Article: Using Ginseng for Cancer Related Fatigue

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Featured Article: Using Ginseng for Cancer Related Fatigue

The Cheapest, Best, Safest Available “Drug” for Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF) that no one knows about until now, despite being proven to work at the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center & 40+ other medical centers many years ago!!???  What the heck is Moyad talking about?! (Shameless plug #235-See “The Supplement Handbook” by Moyad on Amazon after reading this article).

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Finding My Voice to Speak Up About Prostate Cancer

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Finding My Voice to Speak Up About Prostate Cancer

Ken Griffey Sr. is a three-time baseball all-star, a prostate cancer survivor, and a spokesperson for Bayer’s Men Who Speak Up program, which encourages men with advanced prostate cancer to know the symptoms of progressing disease and offers resources to help them feel more comfortable speaking up about it. Mr. Griffey, who is conducting a nationwide Men Who Speak Up tour with his son, Hall-of-Famer Ken Griffey Jr., will be a guest speaker at the 2016 Prostate Cancer Conference on September 10.

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