Carrie Scarff, PhD of Audiology Innovations gives us all an earful on hearing loss – how it happens, who it affects most and the things we can do today to improve how we listen. She recommends hearing aids, best practices and new innovations that are changing how those with hearing loss are better able to communicate in today’s digital world. A spirited Q&A follows.
Tarek Bismar, MD, Professor of Pathology at the University of Calgary and Alberta Precision labs joins us again for an update on new research Dr. Bismar and has team have been undertaking to help us predict disease progression in the active surveillance population.
Dr. Dana Male, a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary joins us to talk about mental health and the steps to take to be thinking positive and feel good about yourself during more challenging times like our current situation during COVID-19. Asserting yourself and infesting in your well-being are the takeaways, along with a lively Zoom chat that follows.
Dr. Lin Yang, Epidemiologist for the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Control at Alberta Health Services speaks on how exercise, and even something as simple as balance, has shown significant results in longer lives and containing cancer. She talks specifically about Tai Chi, with a demonstration midway through to help us all see how mindfulness and balance are the first steps towards living healthier lives.
Live from Zoom PROSTAID Calgary brings you a special presentation with Dr. Colleen Cuthbert, assistant professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary, as she charts the history of research participation, how patient involvement has evolved and how with new techniques and approaches we can learn more about fighting prostate cancer now than ever before.
Dr. Shelley Spaner, a specialist in diagnostic radiology at Mayfair Diagnostics is awarded Prostaid Calgary’s Pathfinder’s Award for 2019 in this special presentation. Afterwards, Dr. Spaner gives a talk about her work on the Women for Men’s Health initiative.
Dr. Lin Yang reminds us how exercise is important for cancer suppression but actually gives a lot of measured and interesting scientific data to show the why and how it helps. She talks about how aging is less a number and more a lifestyle choice and how long and healthy lives can come by practicing a few specific mantras, like Tai Chi.
Dr. Bismar is currently a Professor at the University of Calgary and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Oncology at McGill University. For this talk he gives us an update on the innovations and processes used to diagnose, treat and target prostate cancer cells using the most acronyms you’re likely ever to see. A lively debate follows in the Q&A section about the worth and value of PSA testing and more.
Desmond Pink, Ph.D. is the Chief Science Officer at Nanostics Inc. and as a Research Associate at the Dr. John Lewis Laboratory of oncology at the University of Alberta, him and his team are doing sophisticated testings to study just how cancer spreads. Studying chicken embryos can tell us about the development and metastasis of tumor growth and how we can image it and potentially we can fight it.
Prostaid Calgary Director Saif Lalani looks at today’s changing landscape for prostate cancer treatment with a deeper look at the following treatments: Darolutamide, Xofigo/Radium 223, and Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA), their qualities and their availability today in Canada and beyond.