WHO WE ARE

Formed in 1993, PROSTAID Calgary serves the Southern Alberta area.
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WHAT WE DO

Help men and their families deal with prostate cancer
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HOW WE DO IT

We provide support, educate and inform, build awareness & advocate.
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UPCOMING MEETINGS

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    February 2024

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NEW VIDEOS

Our monthly meetings are filmed and archived here and on our YouTube channel. These are the most recent.

Developing Clarity Through Research

Our 2023 Pathfinder Award winner is Dr. John Lewis, a "research rockstar" who recently pioneered a new PSA Test using AI for enhanced precision called Clarity DX. Dr. Lewis accepts his award with a talk on how prostate cancer research has changed and evolved in the 7 years since we last spoke with him.

Exercise, Physical Activity & Living Well

Julianna Dreger & Jocelyn Cannon from the Health & Wellness Lab at the U of C give us a "moving" talk about how exercise is a safe and beneficial practice at any stage of the cancer experience.

The Science Behind the Research

Dr. Desmond Pink and Dr. Argo Basu of Nanostics Inc. share their groundbreaking work in prostate cancer screening which has led them to the creation of the ClarityDX Prostate test.

READ THEIR STORIES

My journey with prostate cancer started about 12 years ago with a phone call from my father. At age 75 he had been diagnosed with metastasis prostate cancer. I had just turned 50. My knowledge of prostate cancer was very limited. I called our family doctor who filled me in with information about what to expect with my father and also suggested that I start regular psa testing. I soon started getting regular dre's and psa tests. My father went on to...
Bob Shiell

Bob Shiell

Prostaid Founder

It was after my annual medical at age 58 I received a call from my doctor. The digital exam showed the prostate gland was enlarged but smooth and soft. The result of the PSA came back 7. My doctor was concerned and sent me to an urologist, which took about four months waiting time. In his office a large poster displayed an elderly man standing in front of a urinal, a young boy was standing behind him with legs crossed. The caption read...
Gil Carlson

Gil Carlson

Prostaid Member

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Years of Service

MEET OUR TEAM

Brad Sterling

Brad Sterling

President
Brad retired from Royal Bank of Canada in 2015. With the help of his wife Wendi they hope to be able to help others as they experience the cancer journey.
Dave Lunn

Dave Lunn

Past President
David Lunn was a biology teacher, science department head, and assistant principal with the Calgary Board of Education for over thirty years.
Richard Kaechele

Richard Kaechele

Program Director
Richard has an extensive background as an Internet Marketing Specialist. He was the Senior Vice President and a fundraiser on a non-profit Board for 15 years.

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