July 2022 News and Events

It’s Summertime! No Support Group Meeting July 11th. Enjoy your Summer.

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University of Toronto Study Opportunity for Prostate Cancer Survivors

The Exercise Oncology Lab (PI: Dr. Linda Trinh) at the University of Toronto has an exciting study opportunity for prostate cancer survivors. The study is testing a distance-based program to help prostate cancer survivors sit less and move more. The study is all done in the comfort of their own homes and no study visits are required.

We are looking for prostate cancer survivors across Canada to participate in this study. We are wondering if the Windsor/Essex Prostate Cancer Support group would be willing to help spread the word about this study opportunity with its membership through email, social media, posting flyers, etc.?  

I have attached the consent form, recruitment flyer, and a link to the recruitment video for more information about the study. If you are able to help, we would be happy to provide e-mail templates about the study for you to advertise this research.

Recruitment video: https://www.powtoon.com/s/bIT5QNU61YS/1/m/s

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our research team at the Exercise Oncology Lab at 416-946-5856 or at exercise.oncology@utoronto.ca

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.


Lamisa Syed

Research Assistant

Exercise Oncology Lab

News & Events from Prostate Cancer Support Canada

Did you know that we offer free yoga classes for prostate cancer patients and their partners?

Fear, anxiety, and a heightened risk of depression and suicide are associated with prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. It has been found, however, that yoga is beneficial for the overall quality of life of cancer patients, with regard to both mental and physical well-being. 

In a recent study comparing men with prostate cancer who practiced yoga with those who didn’t, those who practiced the yoga program saw improvements in their sexual, social, and physical quality of life when compared to those who underwent the standardized model of care. Other interesting results included better antitumor activity and a meaningful reduction in inflammatory cytokines in the yoga group.

These results indicate an overall improvement in the quality of life, immune response, and inflammation of newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients who practice yoga.

Butts in Yoga is a free, fun opportunity to improve your quality of prostate cancer. Get startedtoday!
Check out Butts in Yoga

Save the Date for Awareness month!
We’re very excited for you to join us for our 2022 Prostate cancer Virtual Conference.

This year, our Conference will take place over two days: Day 1 will focus on information for our support group leaders and anyone interested in leadership within the prostate cancer space, while Day 2 will be open to anyone interested in learning about the latest in prostate cancer research and quality of life. 

Save the date by clicking on the below link. It will take you to our support group calendar, where you can click on “Add to calendar’ and add a reminder for the event to your Google, Outlook, or Apple calendar!
Save the date for the 2022 Prostate Cancer Virtual Conference

Sign up for the Prostate Cancer Support Canada newsletter, Your Monthly Debrief, to ensure you’ll receive monthly prostate cancer support updates including:
Upcoming support group meetings, webinars, conferences, and events
Available clinical trials and research opportunities.
The latest news in the Canadian prostate cancer support community.
Reminders to participate in our free exercise and yoga sessions

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Don’t forget that on our support initiative website, prostatecancersupport.ca, you can find:
calendar of upcoming support group meetings across Canada.
Specialized groups to meet unique needs:
Coast to Coast offers expert speakers on different topics each month
Partners in Prostate offers support to partners of patients
The Active Surveillance and Advanced Prostate Cancer groups offer support to those at opposite ends of the cancer spectrum: those with low-grade cancer and those with high-risk cancer
‘Your Monthly Debrief’ archive A growing video library of experts on topics from maintaining intimacy to upcoming research on treatments.

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