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.
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.
On the year of its 30th anniversary, two of PROSTAID’s past-presidents and key figures, Ron Gorham and Bob Shiell, share their recollections of the organization, their journeys with prostate cancer and how far we’ve all come from 1993.
Dr. Tarek Bismar, from the School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, gives us an update on the molecular work he’s been doing with prostate cancer in his labs, and his hope for establishing a molecular platform for prostate cancer patients in Alberta.
Hal Eagletail of TsuuT’ina Nation visits us to discuss his culture’s traditional healing practices that can bring benefits to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike. Hal’s perspective on isolating cancer and the process behind it should help many see this disease, and how to treat it, in a new light.
Drs. Gabriela Ilie and Rob Rutledge from Dalhousie University out of Halifax join us to discuss their exciting research initiative that looks to help prostate cancer survivors empower themselves to take better care of themselves and benefit from their shared experiences. Learn more at their website http://pcpep.org
PROSTAID Calgary’s 2022 Pathfinder Award went to Dr. Geoffrey Gotto, who presented on new research and innovations in metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (MCSPC) that is leading to longer survival and greater quality of life in prostate cancer patients who do combinations of treatments to combat the cancer.
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.
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.
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.