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Supporting Improved Patient Care Through Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinics - Gordon Brown

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Neal Shore and Gordon Brown discuss the advanced prostate cancer clinics in large urology group practices (LUGPA). Gordon provides insight into supporting patient care within the urology practice as they scale the advanced prostate cancer clinic into a GU oncology care model. The advanced prostate cancer clinic is a clinical pathway and guidelines driven with physician champions using the NCCN and...

Clinical Trials: Another Treatment Option for Patients - Tom Farrington

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Tom Farrington and Alicia Morgans discuss how to engage best with patients about clinical trials and clinical care. Tom emphasizes that patients are simply not aware of clinical trials that are available and that these trials present " another treatment option ". Clinical trials that offer randomization to the standard of care or the standard of care plus the additional treatment option being eval...

Sharing Clinical Information through Social Media - Todd Morgan & Daniel Spratt

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Daniel Spratt, MD, and Todd Morgan, MD discuss the role of social media in medical and scientific communication with Charles Ryan, MD. All three agree that social media, especially Twitter, helps to provide quicker access to breaking information at congresses when it is not possible to attend the live meeting. This communication outlet also typically provides more expert opinion and commentary tha...

The Next Big Thing in Prostate Cancer: Neal Shore, Alicia Morgans, and Charles Ryan

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In this conversation, Neal Shore, Alicia Morgans and Chuck Ryan discuss their views on what the next “big thing” is in prostate cancer and exciting new developments in 2019. These advancements include a renewed look at the patient’s experience and point of view to integrate into treatment decision making. The group sees continued research in race and genetic disparities and how these factors effec...

Immunotherapy Across Genitourinary Malignancies - James Gulley

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In this interview, James Gulley recaps the Keynote Lecture he gave at the GU ASCO 2019 annual symposium discussing immunotherapy across genitourinary malignancies and the different advancements in prostate, kidney and bladder cancer. Biographies: James L. Gulley, MD, PhD, Chief Genitourinary Malignancies, Director, Clinical Trials Group and of the Medical Oncology Service, Office of the Clinical D...

Integrating Social Media as an Effective Teaching Tool for Patients - Stacy Loeb

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Stacy Loeb discusses with Alicia Morgans her successful implementation of a Twitter-based prostate cancer journal club for patients that was implemented in 2017, under #prostatejc. They also discuss the necessity to vet the quality of information available to consumers. Stacy refers to a content analysis of YouTube videos related to prostate cancer, published in 2017 in the American Journal of Men...

25 Years of Impact: The Prostate Cancer Foundation - Howard Soule

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Howard Soule, Executive Vice President & Chief Science Officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation highlights PCFs 25th-year milestone in shaping the direction of prostate cancer research in this conversation with Alicia Morgans. Howard shares how the foundation was started, how it is impacting prostate cancer research and the future directions of the foundations impactful work. Howard shares his pe...

Prostate Cancer Disparities in the VA Health System - Megan McNamara

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Dan George and Megan McNamara discuss the details of a project focused on prostate cancer disparities in the VA health system, leading to her 2018 PCF Young Investigator Award. This work builds upon the Abi Race trial and includes the PANTHER cohort focused on genomic data specific to the African American population. Part two of the project is an extension of the Moonshot Initiative where the VA h...

The Prostate Cancer Foundation: a Discussion with Andrea Miyahira

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(Length of Discussion: 7 min) Andrea Miyahira and Alicia Morgans discuss the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the largest non-profit organization in the world, focused solely on funding for prostate cancer research and committed to advancing treatments for very late stage patients. Biographies: Andrea K. Miyahira, Ph.D., Dr. Andrea Miyahira has a Ph.D. in cancer immunology and is Director of Research a...