Conquer & Cure Newsletter

Dear Friend of MPCC,

Looking forward and looking back! We hope you are all set to celebrate summer – assuming it finally arrives! In the meantime, we are pleased to bring you the June newsletter from MPCC which looks ahead to future events and gives a quick review of the 20th Anniversary Prostate Cancer Symposium. Thanks to the panelists who have made their presentations available for your continued education on the many changes that are taking place in prostate cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming events featured below and we look forward to seeing you at our 2018 Symposium next May 4 at the Newton Marriott.


Allen L. Snyder III

Looking Forward

June 8, 2017 — Prostate Cancer Awareness Day

Organized by AdMeTech Foundation in cooperation with Prostate Cancer Action Council
Massachusetts State House — Grand Staircase

Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at the State House and its role in creating a Massachusetts model of national leadership in research, education and advocacy has been commended by the Governor, Massachusetts General Court, Boston Mayor and Boston City Council. This event has been playing a central role in setting a historic precedent by recognizing prostate cancer as a public health priority, central issue in men’s health and leading health disparity.

Get more information and register online.

September 10, 2017 — ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

ZERO in collaboration with the Cancer Resource Foundation
Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Ave.
More information and online registration at

October 12-14, 2017 — Second Global Summit on Precision Diagnosis for Prostate Cancer

Sheraton Boston
Organized by AdMeTech Foundation

May 4, 2018 — 21st Annual Prostate Cancer Symposium

Newton Marriott
Organized by MPCC

Looking Back…

At the 20th Anniversary Prostate Cancer Symposium May 20 in Boston

Attendees were welcomed to the Symposium by MPCC board member Avi Nelson; Anita Christie, Director of the Office of Clinical Preventive Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; and Jamie Bearse, CEO of ZERO: The End of Prostate Cancer.

The first panel was “Prevention and Screening” moderated by Andrew Vickers, PhD of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Panelists were Peter C. Albertsen, MD, J. Jacques Carter, MD, and Marc B. Garnick, MD.

Go here to see presentations from Peter Albertsen, Marc Garnick and Andrew Vickers.

The second panel, “Active Surveillance and Early Stage Disease” was moderated by Laurence Klotz, MD of the University of Toronto and featured panelists Adam S. Kibel, MD, Eric A. Klein, MD, Kent W. Mouw, MD, and Clare M. Tempany, MD.

Go here to see presentations from Eric Klein, Laurence Klotz, Kent Mouw and Clare Tempany.

The third panel, “Metastatic Disease and Research,” was moderated by Glenn J. Bubley, MD of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Panelists were William G. Nelson, MD and Susan F. Slovin, MD.

Go here to see presentations from Glenn Bubley, William Nelson and Susan Slovin.

MPCC 2017 Awards were presented to three people richly deserving of the accolades.

The Charles Austin Award went to longtime advocates and support group leaders, Stan and Fran Klein, and was presented by Dr. Glenn Bubley.

The Jack Colbert Memorial Award, presented by Peter O’Connell, went to pioneering researcher and physician, Dr. Marc Garnick.


… to the sponsors, exhibitors and those providing educational grants! Without them, this event would not be possible.


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Bryan Calder
John Carberry
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
David Godkin
Garth and Lindsay Greimann
Greater Boston Urology
Robert S. Kretschmar
Peter and Connie Lacallaide
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition
C. Bruce Metzler
Avi Nelson
Peter O’Connell
Richard Parker
Allen L. Snyder III
Pat Swaim, in memory of C. Hall Swaim
David Weinstein

Media Sponsor

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

Educational Grants

Abbvie, Inc.
AdMeTech Foundation
Cancer Research Foundation / ZERO
Genomic Health
Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) Foundation


Abbvie, Inc.
AdMeTech Foundation
American Cancer Society
Bayer Healthcare
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Cancer Resource Foundation/ZERO
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Genomic Health
Greater Boston Urology
Janssen Oncology

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