Dr Junaid Yousuf Speaker for November

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Junaid Yousuf, BSc, MD, FRCPC, Radiation Oncologist & Adjunct Professor, Western University

Dr. Yousuf graduated from the University of Ottawa with his M.D. in 2005, and completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at Queen’s University in 2011. His practice includes the treatment of genitourinary, haematological, breast, lung, and skin cancers. His primary area of clinical research interest lies within genitourinary malignancies and focuses on the clinical aspects surrounding prostate HDR and LDR brachytherapy. Dr. Yousuf is also Assistant Professor with the Department of Oncology and Faculty of Medicine, Western University where he regularly lectures, teaches, and trains medical students as well as residents. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Windsor. He joined the Cancer Program at Windsor Regional Hospital in 2011.

Pints for Prostate 2016

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September Meeting daVinci Robot Procedure of the Prostate Removal

 

 

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Stacey Dusik R.N. will provide update on DaVinci Robot at our September 13th Meeting.

 

Robotic Updates and the Prostate Removal Procedure.

 
Stacey Dusik RN, BScN, CRNFA

 
Stacey will be providing an update on the daVinci Robot Program at Windsor Regional Hospital.

She will also explain how the Complete Operation is performed using the daVince robot to Remove the Prostate.

 
Stacey’s Biography
In 1994, I graduated from the University of Western Ontario with my BScN. My career began at a private oral surgery office from 1994-2001. In 2001, I began working in the Operating Room at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. During my years at Henry Ford Hospital my focus of practice was Urological Surgeries. The Urologists at Henry Ford Hospital began working with the daVinci robot in 2001. I was able to be part of the daVinci team. In 2006, my role expanded to Registered Nurse First Assistant thus enabling me to be involved in over 4000 cases. As part of a dedicated team member, I was able to travel around the world teaching and educating others regarding robotic surgeries. The team traveled to countries such as Greece, Italy, India, Malaysia, France, South Korea and China performing surgeries and educating. In June 2014, I became the Clinical Practice Manager at Windsor Regional Hospital, Met Campus. I have the opportunity to be part of the team working and developing the daVinci robotic program in Windsor.

Stoney Point Lions Club B.B.Q.

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The Stoney Points Lions Club will be having a Pork BBQ with proceeds going to the Windsor-Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group.

Doors open at 5:00 P.M. Dinner at 6:00 P.M.

Meal Tickets: $20.oo

Door Prizes and Raffles

Tickets will be available at the door the night of the event

If you would like to sit in the same section, secure your tickets early.

For further information, please contact Wayne Zimney by May 13 2016 (information below)

Place.

Stony Point Sportman’s Club

6348 St Clair Rd,

Stoney Point,

Ontario

Date:
May 28, 2016
Time:
5:00 PM

Wayne Zimney
Email:
zimneyz@aol.com
Website:
www.wpcsg.com

 

I’m SABR – a New and Better way to treat prostate cancer!

The Prostate Cure Foundation and Ride For Dad are co-sponsoring the trial in Canada, helped by generous donations from Astellas, Janssen and Astra Zeneca.I’m SABR – a New and Better way to treat prostate cancer!

New research evidence confirms the concept that for prostate cancer a high dose per day of radiation is more effective than standard doses and now makes 7-8 week courses of radiation a thing of the past! We’ve found prostate cancer’s “Achilles Heel”.

It also reaffirms the importance of taking this concept to the next level. Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) is a more precise external beam radiation technique that takes advantage of this “Achilles Heel” for prostate cancer. SABR is even more convenient and appears to be more effective than standard external beam radiation (Loblaw A et al, 2014). Patients only need 5 non-invasive treatments, compared to the usual 20-39 treatment course.

An international clinical trial called PACE (Prostate Advances in Comparative Evidence) opened on February 16, 2016 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. William Chu is the Canadian Lead for the study. Patients will be randomly assigned to standard radiation (the choice of 20 or 39 treatments) or SABR (5 treatments). Already 6 patients have been recruited to the study at Odette and 6 more are lined up to start.

The PACE trial is taking place at 14 cancer centres across Canada. Other centres include: CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg; Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton; Lakeridge Health, Oshawa; London Regional Cancer Centre, London; Jewish General, Rosemount and Central Sud Hospitals, Montreal; Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, Ottawa; Northeast Cancer Centre, Sudbury; Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto; Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary; Walker Family Health, St. Catherine’s; and Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, Windsor.

Men with favorable-risk prostate cancer who are interested in participating in the SABR Prostate Cancer Trial should contact their oncologist to see if they might qualify for the trial. For further information on the Prostate Cure Foundation and SABR, visit www.prostatecure.ca For further information on the Ride For Dad, visit www.RideForDad.ca

Cheque Presentation for Prostate Cancer

                                                            

3 on 3 Hockey Passing Competition

With approval from Principal Mr Dan Laporte, Tournament Organizers Johnny Ulicny 111 and Matt Maggio of Corpus Christi Middle / Brennan Centre of Excellence and Innovation School, held a 3 on 3 hockey passing competition. The competition ran at lunch time for several days on campus all proceeds going for local Prostate Cancer Awareness .

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Wayne Zimney, Ian Bentley and Jim Fair except a Cheque for $100 dollars towards our P.S.A. Testing clinics from Johnny and Matt.

Bottoms Up

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“Bottoms Up!” a prostate awareness event on Thursday November 5th at the Manchester Pub on Ouellette from 7-11pm.
Tickets are $20 which gets you 2 pints and appetizers. We will also have live local music and a crazy stache photo booth which everyone will get a souvenir to take home.

Free PSA Testing

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Windsor Essex County Prostate Support Group

Free Prostate Specific Antigen Testing Clinic

( P.S.A. Test )

At

Leamington District Memorial Hospital

Saturday 7th November 2015

9-00 am to 12-00 noon

This Clinic was made possible by a generous donation
from the Stoney Point Lions Club

 

50th Procedure Performed.

 

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Drs Raj Goel and Tom Deklaj at Windsor Regional Hospital speaking at an event to mark the 50th procedure performed with DaVinci machine.

 

 

Febuary Meeting

 

 

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                     Topic Prostate Cancer Research

 

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Dora Cavallo-Medved, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Windsor

Dora Cavallo-Medved received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Windsor in 2000. She was awarded a NSERC postdoctoral fellowship to study cancer progression and invasion at Wayne State University and Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Michigan, where she was later appointed a Research Assistant Professor. She returned to the University of Windsor in 2008 as a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences. Her main research interest is on the development of 3-dimensional cellular models to study both the breast and prostate tumour microenvironment. In addition to her research, she has also developed a great interest and passion for Science Education. She currently teaches Introductory Biology for Science majors and mentors undergraduate Biology students. She has been awarded several pedagogical grants and recently published a Biology textbook for college and university students. She also founded the UWindsor Science Academy Program for top science students and is currently developing a Science Student Network. Dr. Cavallo-Medved is on the Executive Committee of the Windsor Cancer Research Group and the Chair of the Strategic Development and Public Outreach Committees. She is also a recipient of the Roger Thibert Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Science.

 

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Dr. Luis Rueda received his Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of San Juan, Argentina, in 1993, and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Carleton University, Canada, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He is currently a Full Professor within the School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor, Canada. His research interests are mainly focused on machine learning and bioinformatics in transcriptomics, interactomics and genomics. The main applications of his research are in detection of biomarkers associated with prostate cancer progression and breast cancer subtypes. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Seeds4Hope Grant for prostate cancer research. Dr. Luis Rueda holds three patents and has published more than 100 articles in prestigious journals and conferences in machine learning and bioinformatics. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a Member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Science Society, the International Society for Computational Biology and the Windsor Cancer Research Group.

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