Monthly Archives: June 2019

MPCC Symposium -007

Welcome to Prostate Cancer & You, a series of podcasts sponsored by the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Today’s podcast features interviews with several attendees and presenters at the 2019 Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition Symposium on May 10. First up is Mark Anthony Hunter of The Goddard School and a member of the MPCC board. Mark’s father had prostate cancer and he discusses the impact it had on his Dad, as well as the entire family.

The Goddard School is sponsoring its Second annual Benefit Golf Tournament for Men’s Health on Monday, June 17 at the Ferncroft Country Club. Proceeds will benefit MPCC as well as The Senator Edward W. Brooke Scholarship. To register go to

Jacques Carter, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, talks about current issues with PSA testing after The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its recommendations, which was the topic of his presentation at the Symposium.

Mark Kennedy of the Boston Public Health Commission, discusses a new initiative, PRECISE (precision, care intervention, screening, and empowerment). It is a consensus concept program that is a smarter look at new concepts in PSA testing. Mark co-presented on this topic with Dr. Carter at the Symposium.

Jamie Bearse is president & CEO of Zero, The End of Prostate Cancer. He discusses his organization’s mission to advance research, focusing on the Department of Defense (DOD) funding and research, and encourage action from volunteers and supporters via the Run/Walk series, and the Zero 360 patient navigator program. The 2019 Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk-Boston  is on Sunday, September 9 and starts at Newton City Hall.

Prostate Cancer Support Group leaders Bill Tinney and Gary Halvorsen discuss the important role that support groups and peer-to-peer conversations have on the newly diagnosed, those just starting or involved in ongoing treatment. Go here for a list of support groups in the Commonwealth.