Expanding Research and Treatment Options for Advanced Prostate Cancer

A Virtual Town Meeting for Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients, Families and Care Partners

October 28, 2017

An online audience of advanced prostate cancer patients and their caregivers joined us virtually for a recent webcast in association with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the Patient Empowerment Network to hear the latest treatment and research news, inspiring stories of people living well with advanced prostate cancer, tips for effective communication with a healthcare team and more.

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Why Are First-Generation Prostate Cancer Drugs Still Used?

With the innovations produced by second-generation prostate cancer drugs, why are first-generation therapies still used? Prostate cancer expert Dr. Tomasz Beer explains.


Is Off-Label Drug Use Safe?

Has your healthcare team mentioned using an FDA-approved drug for an unapproved use? Our panel of prostate cancer experts explain what patients should know about the safety and effectiveness of this type of treatment.


Prostate Cancer: An Update on Checkpoint Inhibitor Research

Prostate cancer expert Dr. Tomasz Beer joins us from the frontlines of treatment research to discuss the latest news on checkpoint inhibitors for prostate cancer.


The Role of Genetic Profiling and Immunotherapy in Treating Prostate Cancer

How can prostate cancer patients tell if they’re a good candidate for immunotherapy? Prostate cancer expert Dr. Tomasz Beer explains what genetic markers to look for.


CyberKnife: How Could It Be Used to Treat Prostate Cancer?

What is CyberKnife, and when should prostate cancer patients consider using it for treatment? Prostate cancer expert Dr. Celestia Higano explains.


Why Should I See a Prostate Cancer Specialist?

Prostate cancer experts Dr. Tomasz Beer and Dr. Celestia Higano discuss when is a critical time to see a specialist, why a second opinion is important and how patients can benefit.


What Does PSA Indicate About Prostate Cancer Progression?

Prostate cancer expert Dr. Celestia Higano shares what patients should know about their PSA level and how it impacts disease course. Watch now to find out.


You Are Not Alone: The Positive Impact of Prostate Cancer Support Groups

Simply finding out you’re not alone on your journey can work wonders for well-being. What other ways can you benefit from a prostate cancer support group? Watch now to find out.


What You Need to Know About Clinical Trial Participation

What’s the first step for prostate cancer patients considering a clinical trial? Watch now to find out where to go to get informed about trials that are suitable for you.


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Host & Guests

Patient Advocate and Host


Deputy Director, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Oregon Health & Science University

Director, Prostate Cancer Clinical Research Group

Patient Advocate

Patient Advocate

This virtual town meeting was a Patient Empowerment Network program produced by Patient Power in partnership with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. We thank Astellas and Sanofi for supporting the event through educational grants.

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