Conquer & Cure Newsletter

Dear Friend of MPCC,

2017 is an exciting year for MPCC—especially because it marks the 20th Anniversary of the annual Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Symposium. Please see below for a preview of this special event. Mark your calendars and/or register today.

Also included in this month’s issue is information on a clinical trial at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and several important upcoming events from organizations MPCC works closely with.


Allen L. Snyder III


The 20th Anniversary Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Symposium will be held on Friday, May 12, 7:30am – 1:00pm at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

This year’s Symposium offers special programming consisting of three panels featuring leaders in the field of prostate cancer whose insights will highlight how the diagnosis, treatment and research on prostate cancer has evolved — and what the future holds. A number of the panelists are former Symposium keynote speakers, others are members of the MPCC Medical Advisory Committee, and some are recipients of the Jack Colbert Award.

This is an amazing opportunity and an event not to miss. If you are at risk, newly diagnosed or a survivor, please consider inviting your primary care physician to join you!
Register today

Preliminary program: State of the Art — State of the Disease

Greetings and Welcome

Panel 1: Prevention and Screening
Peter C. Albertsen, MD, UConn Health Center
J. Jacques Carter, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Marc B. Garnick, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Moderator: Andrew Vickers, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Panel 2: Active Surveillance and Early Stage Disease
Clair J. Beard, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Adam S. Kibel, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Eric A. Klein, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Clare M. Tempany, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Moderator: Laurence Klotz, MD, University of Toronto

Panel 3: Metastatic Disease and Research
William G. Nelson, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Susan F. Slovin, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Moderator: Mary-Ellen Taplin, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Closing comments

And… please join us in welcoming the Honorary Committee for the 20th Anniversary Symposium.

Honorary Committee
Tania Barber, Caring Health Center
Anita Christie, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Juan Cofield, New England Area Conference, NAACP
Antonio Delesline, MOCHA
Thomas Farrington, Prostate Health Education Network, Inc. (PHEN)
Rep. Russell Holmes, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Philip Kantoff, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Toni McGuire, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, Dimock Street Community Health Center
Bill Rodgers, Four-time winner of the Boston Marathon
William Shipley, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Faina Shtern, MD, AdMeTech Foundation
Frederica Williams, Whittier Street Community Health Center

Sponsors to Date
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
David Godkin
Garth and Lindsay Greimann
Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition
Allen L. Snyder III

Educational Grants
AdMeTech Foundation
Cancer Resource Foundation/ZERO
Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) Foundation

2017 MPCC Awards

Charles Austin Award

Established in 2006 to honor Charles Austin, an outstanding member of MPCC’s first board of directors, this year’s Austin Award will be presented to Stan and Fran Klein, longtime advocates and support group leaders. The award, presented to individuals who exemplify Mr. Austin’s courage, determination, good humor, and devotion to public education in the fight against prostate cancer, will be presented by Dr. Glenn Bubley.

Former recipients include: Charles Austin, Thomas L. Farmer, Manny Hamelburg, C. Hall Swaim, William Tinney, and William R. Whitmore.

Jack Colbert Memorial Award

Established in 2008 to honor a founding member of MPCC, the Jack Colbert Memorial Award is presented periodically to a distinguished individual in the medical community who has significantly advanced the fight to conquer and cure prostate cancer through research and/or practice. This year’s recipient is Marc B. Garnick, MD, an internationally renowned expert in medical oncology and urologic cancer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Gorman Brothers Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Garnick is also a participant on the Prevention and Screening panel at this year’s Symposium.

Former recipients include: Richard K. Babayan, MD; Glenn J. Bubley, MD; J. Jacques Carter, MD; Philip W. Kantoff, MD; Matthew R. Smith, MD, PhD, and William U. Shipley, MD.

Both awards will be presented at the 20th Anniversary Annual Prostate Cancer Symposium on May 12.

SARM Prostate Cancer Study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Have you had Prostate Cancer? Did you undergo prostate removal?

If you are a male over the age of 19 and have had prostate cancer and undergone surgery for removal of your prostate you could be eligible for a clinical research study.

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are looking at the effects of a new drug on the side effects of low hormone levels in men with prostate cancer. There are up to 7 study visits. Study participants will undergo an extensive health evaluation, blood tests and screening for various health conditions during the screening period.

Study compensation of up to $500, parking and meal vouchers will be provided. To see if you may qualify, please call 617-525-8407.

Save the Date!

  • June 8: Prostate Cancer Awareness Day (PCAD) at the State House sponsored by AdMeTech Foundation
  • June 10: The Walk, sponsored by ZERO in collaboration with Cancer Resource Foundation. Starting at Newton City Hall, the route will be along the Commonwealth Ave. marathon route. There is a 1 mile walk, a 5K walk and a 5K run.
  • October 5-7: Prostate Cancer Summit (Tentative date) sponsored by AdMeTech Foundation

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