Unique Prostate Cancer Partnership Develops Programs for Survivors

Date Posted: 
2013-03-20

Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) has established ‘A Survivorship Action Partnership’ (ASAP) to help improve the lives of prostate cancer survivors and their partners, caregivers and family members across Canada.

The network, led by PCC and funded by Movember, met on Feb. 26 and 27 in Vancouver to share ideas and experience, and focus on the business of providing the right support and education to help everyone touched by the diagnosis of prostate cancer and the decisions, actions and outcomes that follow.

This inaugural working meeting included delegates representing 19 clinical, community and academic institutions from across the country as well as survivors and non-medical members of the public.

Dr. Peter Black and Professor Richard Wassersug from the Vancouver Prostate Centre attended as members of both the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program being initiated in Vancouver and the national Androgen Deprivation Therapy Working Group, which is a consortium of researchers and clinicians who study ways to help prostate cancer patients and their partners deal with the side effects of hormonal therapy.

The press release with further information is available here.

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