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Next Warriors+One Meeting - Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Next Warriors+One meeting is on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. In the first hour Dan Faber will discuss alternative medicines and cancer therapies. In the second hour we'll share our individual experiences with prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. We will be asking all members to help with recording their history of cancer and treatment. Hopefully, most members will participate. Wouldn’t you like to know whether someone else in PCCN-Ottawa has a similar history of treatment for cancer?

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Cancer Squad

I never shouted I’M IN!
I never signed up.
I got drafted.
Issued a card and a uniform.
Assigned a locker.
Weighed and measured.
Dealt a coach.
Taught contradictory rules.
Shoved into scrimmages.
Praised, encouraged, cursed.
Mocked when I spoke of getting out.
Told to practice every day.
Slapped on the back.
You’re IN they shouted.
Never mind how you got here.
You never signed it
but your contract is unbreakable.
Stop complaining.
Field is freshly marked and waiting.
Clock is ticking.
Act like a hero.
Make the world believe it


The Walnut - March, 2015

Want to know about our new fearless leaders? See The Back Page.

Want to know why men should hold onto their hair? See page 3.

Want to know why the hardest part of doing nothing is knowing when you’re through?

So do we.


The Walnut - February, 2015

Cracking Open This Walnut

Zowie! We’re under new management! The biggest change will be in how we’re going to help the newly diagnosed prostate cancer patient. (Details on page 2.)

Meanwhile, our illustrious new leaders (see banner on page 2) seek secretarial help (Page 4).

And finally, to learn the secrets of regularly winning small amounts in the lottery, )Visit page 13.)

Video available from February Members Meeting

Dr. Jim Dimitroulakos

Jim Dimitroulakos, Senior Scientist, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, described his team's work. Scroll down for a video of his talk.

Talk summary as provided by Dr. Dimitroulakos:

Writing on the Wall

It’s about as inevitable as tomorrow
and as certain as another rising sun
those computer-commanded robotics
are poking out prostates one by one
which means the ultimate extinction
one day of the old human-hand way
writing on the wall, the time will come
when Da Vinci’s the only way it’s done
the camera lens joining surgeon’s eyes
pelvic bed a star on a monitor screen
leaving you high and dry and obsolete
surgery without a glamorous machine
just an old-fashioned specimen sporting
your flat wide long and jagged belly scar
a crooked path to show a long ago scene
a bygone retropubic prostatectomy routine.

Dr. Rodney Breau - Robotic surgery and quality improvement programs.

Dr. Rodney Breau provided a comprehensive update on The Ottawa Hospital’s robotic surgery and quality improvement programs. Dr. Breau, who first presented to us just days before the first robotic operation at TOH three years ago, is a Surgical Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Urology at The University of Ottawa. He is also an Associate Scientist in Epidemiology at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and holds the Department of Surgery Chair in Urologic Oncology.


The Walnut - January, 2015

Welcome to 2015! Here’s to you and yours for a happy and healthy new year!

Oncologist Dr. Shawn Malone at November 20th PCCN Ottawa Meeting

Dr. Malone also came to our Christmas gathering.

Dr. Shawn Malone discussed new and emerging treatment options for metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).


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