Managing Stress During a Cancer Journey

Clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Calgary, Dr. Linda Carlson returns to PROSTAID to give us some strategies on how to deal with stress, including approaches to breathing and mindfulness. The talk ends with some meditative exercises that will be sure to calm you and give you a new understanding of Integrative Oncology.

May 2022

Includes: Dr. Linda Carlson bio, Are We Making Progress in Addressing Disparities in Prostate Cancer?, Treatment-Related Regret Among Men With Localized Prostate Cancer Journal Club, Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Edmonton, PCRI 2022 videos, and more!

Safa Rahman

Demystifying Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Safa Rahman, a pelvic health physiotherapist with Vesia, joins us to talk about pain, specifically in the pelvic floor and what we can do to mitigate the pain and to strengthen the muscles that control that area of the body. From your nerves to your bladder, Safa emphasizes a biopsychosocial approach to conquering pain and living a better life.

April 2022

Includes: Demystifying Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Safa Rahman bio, First-in-Class Radioligand Therapy Approved for Advanced Prostate Cancer, Quality of life between choosing open vs. robotic radical prostatectomy, Cancer Treatment Decisions Survey, and more!

Dementia and the PREVENT Study

Dr. Philip Barber, the Associate Professor of Neurology and Radiology at the University of Calgary, talks about the difference faces of dementia, the 9 different risk factors and the steps you can take to PREVENT the disease before it becomes untreatable. He also introduces a study where you could help us further understand dementia and what we can do to cure it in the future.

Being a Caregiver (when you didn’t plan on it)

Don Wood is volunteer extraordinaire and the current co-chair for the Cancer Strategic Clinical Network (C-SCN) Alberta Cancer Diagnosis Initiative (ACDI) and a member of the Core SCN Committee for Alberta Health Services. After his wife passed away from a hard-fought battle with cancer, Don made it his mission to help others to try and make the health care world a better place for those who would come there after him.

MRI Guided Prostate Radiotherapy

Radiation Oncologists from the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Dr. Harvey Quon and Dr. Sangjune Lee come for a talk on new innovations in digital imaging, including real-time MRI workflows that allow for more accurate and customizable treatment of prostate cancer. They compare older capturing techniques and methodologies as they demonstrate how simulation, planning and delivery today are now much different and improved as Calgary welcomes their new Calgary Cancer Centre in 2023 to champion even further innovation.

January 2022

Includes: Real-time MRI guided Prostate Radiotherapy, Dr. Sangjune Lee bio, ADT Educational Program, Sapiens Strategies Research Survey, Advances in Prostate Brachytherapy, Predictors of prostate cancer outcomes in Saskatchewan, Dave Lunn’s reading recommendations, and more!