MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate Oncology Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Medical Director, Mark Scholz, MD and Research Director, Richard Lam, MD will speak at the annual Prostate Cancer Research Institute's (PCRI) 2012 Conference being held in Los Angeles, CA on September 8-9, 2012.
Dr. Lam will present two topics at the conference: "Treating High-Risk Prostate Cancer" on Saturday, September 8, from 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM and "Ask the Experts-Chemotherapy" break out group sessions I and II on Sunday, September 9, from 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM and again at 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM Pacific Daylight Time.
The High-Risk presentation focuses on treating high-risk prostate cancer, also referred to as "azure" by the PCRI's Blue Community - "What's Your Shade?" The lecture will review the most-up-to data on dose-intensity radiation therapy, pelvic radiation, surgery with adjuvant radiation, and adjuvant hormone therapy. In addition, data on experimental chemotherapy and abiraterone will be reviewed.
"High-Risk disease is defined as apparent localized cancer that has a high propensity of micro-metastatic disease, states Dr. Lam. "These cancers, once removed via radiation or surgery, are likely to 'return' but in fact, they were never removed in the first place because the cancer cells were outside the treated region. Therefore, successful eradication of high-risk disease requires both aggressive local control and systemic treatment."
Dr. Scholz will also speak during the "Ask the Experts-Immune Therapy" Session I on Sunday, September 9, from 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM and at Session II at 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM Pacific Daylight Time. In addition, Dr. Scholz co-hosts a Q&A on Sunday, from 8:15 AM to 8:50 AM.
PCRI'S ANNUAL PROSTATE CANCER CONFERENCE
When: September 7-9, 2012
Where: Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5855 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
More Information: Visit www.pcri.org. Open to the public and geared towards patients. A copy of the DVD will be available after the conference. DVDs from prior conferences can be ordered by calling the PCRI office at 310.743.2116.
About Prostate Oncology Specialists, Inc.
We are medical oncologists, internists specifically trained to diagnose and treat all types of cancer. Since 1995, we have restricted ourselves to treating prostate cancer. Strangely, even though millions are living with prostate cancer, less than a hundred medical oncologists actually specialize in treating it. Almost all these specialists are located at academic centers focusing on research. In the whole country, we are one of only a couple private centers devoted exclusively to treating prostate cancer.
About Prostate Cancer Research Institute
PCRI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit education and research organization founded in 1996 by Mark Scholz, MD and Stephen Strum, MD. The PCRI's mission is to improve the quality of men's lives by supporting research and disseminating information that educates and empowers patients, families, and the medical community.
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