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Penn Medicine: 2010 Annual Medical Meetings Conference Coverage

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2010 Annual Medical Meetings Conference Coverage

Patient Power host and founder, Andrew Schorr, attended two of the biggest 2010 annual medical conferences: The American Urological Association (AUA) meeting in San Francisco, directly followed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago. While there Andrew interviewed on video several leading Penn Medicine experts about the major breaking news in urology and cancer. You'll hear the latest advances in research and the results of collaborations of top doctors from around the world in Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Melanoma, Breast Cancer, Proton therapy, Female Urinary Incontinence, and Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. There's also a video on news regarding the importance of exercise for cancer patients. The videos are found below. Find out what the latest news means for you, the patient. You can also submit a question for future programs we hope to produce.

Video from ASCO:

Dr. Corey Langer of Penn Medicine reveals promising news behind the latest trials and therapies for a subset of lung cancer patients.

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Dr. Lynn Schuchter discusses novel therapies and clinical trials for patients with advanced melanoma and what these new developments could mean in treating other cancers.

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Penn Medicine’s Dr. Kathryn Schmitz discusses the departure from the simple rest and recovery prescription many cancer patients receive after treatment. New evidence suggests cancer patients do better when they avoid inactivity.

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Breast cancer expert Dr. Angela DeMichele discusses new research about the side effects of the aromatase inhibitors, a class of drugs commonly used to limit breast cancer recurrence.

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Andrew wraps up what he views as significant developments for patients at ASCO

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Proton Therapy is on the leading edge of radiation to fight cancer. Dr. James Metz, from Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, explains its evolving benefits for patients.

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What's the overriding news from ASCO for patients and the increasing number of long-term survivors? Dr. James Metz, the Editor-in-Chief of Oncolink, a leading website at the University of Pennsylvania, explains.

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Video from AUA:

Dr. Philip Hanno discusses new AUA guidelines for diagnosing and treating interstitial cystitis.

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Dr. Ariana Smith talks about stress related urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, and the latest treatment interventions.

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Dr. Alan Wein sums up progress on the latest treatment modalities for prostate cancer.

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Dr. Bruce Malkowicz talks about advanced disease and aggressive treatment for bladder cancer.

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Andrew discusses the hope of changing the focus from products to patients at medical conventions.

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Page last updated on October 27, 2010