Schedule of Programs

 

Boston Prostate Cancer Support Group 2017 Schedule
www.bostonpcsupportgroup.com

Every meeting has a Featured Program at 7 pm as shown below, & 3 or 4 sub-group sessions at 6 pm.
1-Advanced Prostate Cancer facilitated by Frank McCaffrey, LICSW, monthly
2-Dealing with the Prostate Cancer Experience, facilitated by Gary Halvorsen, monthly
3-Dealing with Incontinence & Erectile Dysfunction, facilitated Bill Tinney, monthly
4-Watchful Waiting / Active Surveillance facilitated by Norm LeDoux, 5 times a year
5-A Women’s Discussion Group facilitated by various female Medical Oncologists, 5 times a year

Jan 2 Topic: Discussing Our Concerns- A round table session without the table
7 PM Speaker: Facilitated by Dr Bubley and the Support Group Leaders

Feb 6 Topic: The aging bladder and side effects of urinary surgeries.
7 PM Speaker: Peter Chang, MD, Urologist, BIDMC
6 pm: Women’s Group Facilitator: Julia Hayes, MD, Medical Oncologist, MGH and DFCI

 March 6 Topic: Circulating Tumor Cells and Other Liquid Biopsies to Guide Prostate Cancer Care.
7 PM Speaker: David Miyamoto, MD, Radiation Oncologist, MGH

 April 3 Topic: To Be Determined
7 PM Speaker: Glenn Bubley, MD, Medical Oncologist, BIDMC
6 pm: Active Surveillance / Watchful Waiting

 May1 Topic: Systemic Therapy for Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer: Standard and Investigational options
7 PM Speaker: Mary Ellen Taplin, MD Medical Oncologist, DFCI
6 pm: Women’s Group Facilitator: Mary Ellen Taplin, MD, DFCI

June 5 Tentative Title: The effect of sleep & Circadian Rhythm on men with Prostate Cancer,& also The effect of Exercise on men taking ADT.
7 PM Speaker: Sarah C. Markt, MD
6 pm: Active Surveillance / Watchful Waiting

 July10 Topic: SNOW Make-up DATE
7 PM Speaker:
6 pm: Women’s Group Facilitator:

Aug 7 Topic: Updates in Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials
7 PM Speaker: Anthony D’Amico, MD, Radiation Oncologist, DFCI
6 pm: Active Surveillance / Watchful Waiting

Sept 11 TentativeTopic: A Question & Answer session & a few AUA Session Highlights
7 PM Speaker: William DeWolf, MD, Urologist, BIDMC
6 pm: Women’s Group Facilitator: Lorelei Mucci, ScD, MPH, Harvard School of Public Health

Oct 2 Topic: Updates on the Adverse Effects of Hormone Therapy & how to manage them
7 PM Speaker: Paul Nguyen, MD, Radiation Oncologist, DFCI
6 pm: Active Surveillance / Watchful Waiting

Nov 6 Topic: To Be Determined
7 PM Speaker: Marc Garnick, MD, Medical Oncologist, BIDMC
6 pm: Women’s Group Facilitator:

Dec 4 Topic: Britain, the land of impossible, but essential clinical trials
7 PM Speaker: Anthony Zietman, MD, Radiation Oncologist, MGH
6 pm: Active Surveillance / Watchful Waiting