Mental Wellness During the Pandemic

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.

Energetics in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship

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.

Patients as Partners in Cancer Research

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.

Diagnosis, Prognosis and Therapeutic Targeting

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.

Studies in Metastases: Or How Chickens Help Fight Prostate Cancer

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.