October 12, 2023

Prostate cancer survivors symposium set for Nov. 11

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Urology and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center are hosting a symposium for prostate cancer survivors and their families on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Prostate cancer survivors and their families are invited to a symposium hosted by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Urology and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, on the eighth floor of Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, 2220 Pierce, Ave. Nashville. Virtual participation is also an option. Vanderbilt physicians, nurse practitioners and researchers will cover a wide range of topics.

“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the US. However, despite its high incidence, survival rates are incredibly high, with the vast majority of men living long after treatment. Our goal with this symposium is to provide an opportunity for patients, family members and anyone else impacted by prostate cancer to learn about the potential issues that may impact men throughout this survivorship period. We have experts from across the Medical Center coming to discuss topics ranging from PSA surveillance to emerging therapies for advanced disease to urinary and sexual health. We also are excited to feature a panel of prostate cancer survivors volunteering to come discuss their individual journeys as well. We really hope that this symposium provides an opportunity for patients and friends to learn more about living and thriving after a prostate cancer diagnosis.” said Niels Johnsen, MD, MPH, the event’s organizer.

Topics to be discussed include the role of PSA tests after prostate cancer treatment, salvage treatments for locally recurrent prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy: indications and side effects, emerging therapies for metastatic disease, genetics of prostate cancer, urinary incontinence after treatment for prostate cancer, erections and sexual function after prostate cancer, navigating survivorship after prostate cancer and nutrition, exercise and other aspects of survivorship.

The event is free to anyone impacted by prostate cancer regardless of where they’ve received treatment. People have the option to participate in person or virtually. To register for the event, please visit  https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=T8MK3LJX48EHP94Y.