Podcast by Talking Urology
So You’re Gonna start a patient on ADT
Dr Renu Eapen is a Consultant Urologist in the Genitourinary Oncology service at the Austin Hospital Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Dr Eapen undertook research in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Dallas. She went on to complete a subspecialty Fellowship at the University of Toronto, Canada and subsequently obtained her robotics and uro-oncology Fellowship at University of California, San Francisco. She is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Melbourne. Axel Merseburger is Professor of Urology and Chairman of the Department of Urology at University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Campus Lübeck, in Lübeck, Germany. He was appointed Associate Professor, in 2009, and Professor, in 2012, at Hannover Medical School. He is Principal Investigator for multiple phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials. Prof. Merseburger is as an advisor for the European Association of Urology (EAU) Guidelines Group for Renal Cancer and has previously served as Chairman of the EAU Guidelines Group for Lasers and Technologies. Prof. Merseburger acts as a reviewer and editorial board member for several urology and oncology indexed journals, is Associate Editor of the World Journal of Urology, and is Editor-in-Chief of European Oncology & Haematology.
So You’re Gonna recommend exercise for men with prostate cancer (PCa) on ADT or chemotherapy
Joseph Ischia is outnumbered by exercise physiologists. Listen in as he co-hosts with Dale Ischia, Ashley Bigaran and special guest Eva Zopf. Dale Ischia is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist from Melbourne with over 20 years clinical experience. She founded ‘Moving Beyond Cancer’, an exercise physiology program dedicated to improving the lives of people with a cancer diagnosis through appropriately prescribed exercise. Ashley is an AEP and PhD candidate with a developing reputation as a junior researcher. She has over eight years’ experience as an AEP and has been employed in leading public and private health settings, high performance teams and university institutions. Ashley is the Co-Chair of the ESSA Victoria State Chapter and consults clinically at the Baker Institute’. Special guest, Dr Eva Zopf, is an exercise physiologist and completed her PhD in Exercise Oncology at the German Sport University in Cologne in Germany, she did a postdoctoral research fellowship at Edith Cowan University in Perth and is now a key member of the Exercise Oncology team at the Australian Catholic University.
So You’re Gonna discuss bone health and androgen deprivation therapy
Dr Estella graduated from the University of Queensland (Medicine) in 1994 with the prize in medicine therapeutics. His endocrine training commenced in Brisbane at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Greenslopes hospital. He has undertaken further studies and a PhD in the area of Type 1 diabetes. Dr Estella has authored many articles and medical papers and is dedicated in keeping up to date with the latest medical developments.
So You’re Gonna discuss mental health in men with prostate cancer
Professor Suzanne Chambers is the dean of the faculty of health at University of technology Sydney and previously, the director of the Menzies Institute at Griffith University. She is a health psychologist and registered nurse who has worked as a practitioner and researcher in psychological support for people with cancer for over 25 years. Professor Chambers was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for distinguished service to medical research, particularly in the area of psycho-oncology, and to community health through patient care strategies to assist men with prostate cancer.
She has published extensively on the psychological effects of cancer with over 7000 citations of her work from leading journals in the field. Professor Chambers is currently chair of the Quality of Life and Supportive Care Committee for the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group and is also affiliated with Cancer Council Queensland and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. She holds adjunct professorships at Edith Cowan University, the University of Queensland and University of Southern Queensland.
So You’re Gonna discuss the impact of ADT on the sex life of your patients
Hosts Joseph Ischia and Victoria Cullen, along with special guest Richard Wassersug, discuss the impact of ADT on the sex life of patients with prostate cancer. Victoria Cullen is a Sexuality Educator and PhD candidate at RMIT University. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree and Masters in Cognitive Psychology from University College London. In 2015, Victoria co-founded the world's first sex toy design course in an academic setting at RMIT University and in 2017, she partnered with Urology Surgeon, Professor Declan Murphy, to deliver complimentary consultations to prostatectomy patients. She offers free online resources for sexual recovery post prostate cancer treatment through her website www.atouchysubject.com.
Richard Wassersug is a research scientist and also a prostate cancer patient, based in Vancouver, Canada, where he holds the position of Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He has authored or coauthored over 300 academic papers in fields as diverse as human sexuality and amphibian biology. However, a major focus of his research for the last decade has been on the psychology of androgen deprivation. An over-arching goal of Dr.Wassersug’s work is to develop ways to help men and their partners recognize and overcome the side effect burden from androgen deprivation therapy, which is the primary treatment for systemic prostate cancer. This research led to the 2014 book “Androgen Deprivation Therapy: An essential guide for prostate cancer patients and their loved ones” for which he is the lead author. A 2ndedition was published in 2018, and the two editions together have sold ~70,000 copies. Dr. Wassersug is a Co-lead for Canada's Androgen Deprivation Therapy Educational Program.
So You’re Gonna … do a TURBT
So You’re Gonna . . . do a TURBT with Prof Lukas Lusuardi, Joseph Ischia & Nicholas Campbell.
Great work Joseph and Nathan, love the exploration of the literature and how to apply to patients.
Science and wit
Important messages about the relevance of the latest literature delivered with great humour and credible experts
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