All posts by Dan Thibeault

Into the Unknown: How Do We Study Prostate Cancer Treatments -016



Thanks to David Einstein, MD, from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, for discussing “Into the Unknown: How Do We Study Prostate Cancer Treatments, ” For every exciting new therapy, there is a long road of research along which many other strategies have been abandoned. In this podcast, Dr. Einstein outlines the process of identifying new treatment strategies in the lab, “translating” these into clinical trials, and developing them into standard-of-care treatments. Dr. Einstein will explore this topic in more detail on the May 14 virtual symposium, hosted by MPCC. Click here to learn more about the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition.


Exercise as Medicine for Prostate Cancer Survivorship -015



Thanks to Christina Dieli-Conwright, PhD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for discussing “Exercise as Medicine for Prostate Cancer Survivorship.” Persons at risk and diagnosed with prostate cancer are a vulnerable population in need of non-pharmacologic interventions to improve health outcomes. Using an “Exercise as Medicine” approach, intervention studies demonstrate that exercise can improve comorbid conditions and prostate cancer treatment-related side effects. Dr. Dieli-Conwright will explore this topic in more detail on the May 14 virtual symposium, hosted by MPCC. Click here to learn more about the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition.


Dr. Adam Feldman -014



Thanks to Adam Feldman, MD, PH, for discussing “Prostate Cancer Detection: Past, Present and Future.” Dr. Feldman is a urologic oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology. Director of the Combined Harvard Fellowship Program in Urologic Oncology and Director of Research for the Department of Urology at MGH, he will be presenting on this topic at the May 14 virtual symposium, hosted by MPCC. Click here to learn more about the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition.


Dr. Marianne Brandon -013



Thanks to Dr. Marianne Brandon, clinical psychologist and diplomat in sex therapy, for this interview on  “Sex and Intimacy after Prostate Cancer,” in which she discusses this topic in the broader context of intimacy and sexuality. Click here to learn more about the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition.


Dr. Mark Pomerantz -012



Thanks to Dr. Mark Pomerantz, a medical oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, for today’s interview. In this podcast he discusses “Genetics and Prostate Cancer” – highlighting recent discoveries and changes in the field of genetics and how they apply to prostate cancer specifically. Click here to learn more about the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition.


Dr. Lorelei Mucci -011



Thanks to Lorelei Mucci, ScD, MPH, for this interview discussing “The State of Evidence behind Lifestyle and Diet for Prostate Cancer Patients.” Dr. Mucci is the Director of the Cancer Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention Program in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). This podcast is  based on her presentation at the May 15, 2020 MPCC Virtual Symposium. Click here to learn more about the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition.


Dr. Jairam Eswara -010



Welcome to Prostate Cancer & You, a series of podcasts produced by the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition. Today’s podcast features Dr. Jairam Eswara from St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston discussing “Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction and Male Stress Urinary Incontinence Post Prostate Cancer.”


Awards & Conversations -009



Welcome to Prostate Cancer & You, a series of podcasts produced by the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition.  Today’s podcast features a compilation of interviews held at the 2019 Jack Colbert Memorial Award Reception at the Harvard Club in Boston in September as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Participants include the 2019 recipient, Clare Tempany, MD, the 2017 recipient, Marc Garnick, MD, and the 2011 recipient Richard Babayan, as well as MPCC Board members Allen Snyder, Les Cavicchi and Dalton Skerritt.


Health Value Assessments -008



Welcome to Prostate Cancer & You, a series of podcasts produced by the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition. Today’s podcast features a discussion on health value assessments, drug costs, and the potential implications for men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Interviewed on this topic are Robert Popovian, Doctor in  Pharmacy and Vice President, US Government Relations at Pfizer Inc, and William Smith, PhD, Visiting Fellow on Life Sciences at the Pioneer Institute of Boston.


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 www.ferncroftcc.com/goddardschool.

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.