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The 2020 Annual Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Symposium — leading prostate cancer specialists provide up-to-date information on the latest in prostate cancer treatment and research — in user-friendly language!

Friday, May 15, 2020 – 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Newton Marriott — 2345 Commonwealth Avenue Newton, MA 02466

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Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Symposium Program

7:00–8:30AM Registration and Continental Breakfast


7:30AM "Stages of Prostate Cancer: Why patients with metastatic disease are living longer than ever" – Dr. Glenn Bubley (BIDMC)


8:45AM Opening Keynote: "MRI: The past, present and future" – Dr. Peter Pinto (NIH) 

Dr. Peter Pinto


10:00AM Concurrent Sessions
  • Follow up session with Dr. Pinto
  • "Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction and Male Stress Urinary Incontinence Post Prostate Cancer" – Dr. Jairam Eswara (St. Elizabeth's Medical Center)
  • "Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer: A Complex Problem in a Complex Disease" Dr. Brandon Mahal (DFCI)
  • "Genetics and Prostate Cancer">> – Dr. Mark Pomerantz (DFCI)


11:15AM Concurrent Sessions
  • "Sex and Intimacy After Prostate Cancer" – Dr. Marianne Brandon
  • "Ask the Dr/Ask the Nurse" – Dr. Jacques Carter (BIDMC) and Analesa Baraka, RN (Boston Children’s Hospital)
  • "What Is the State of Evidence Behind Lifestyle and Diet for Prostate Cancer Patients?"  – Lorelei Mucci, ScD, MPH (Harvard School of Public Health)


12:15–1:00PM Closing Session: A Sneak Preview of new Boston Globe podcast on prostate cancer
Hosted by longtime Globe writer Mark Shanahan, this forthcoming miniseries will dwell on Mark’s own journey with prostate cancer. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, the podcast will be a heartfelt, hilarious, and helpful resource for men (and their families) touched by this disease. Senior producer Kelly Horan and executive producer Scott Helman will join Mark to discuss the podcast, play a few clips, and take questions from the audience.


Thank You

  • Thanks to the Symposium Sponsors to date: AdMeTech Foundation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Scientific, Green Associates LCC, Robert Kretschmar, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, MDRT (Million Dollar RoundTable), Avi Nelson, Allen L. Snyder III, ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer.
  • Thanks to the Symposium Exhibitors to date: AbbVie, Alliance Radiology Pet/CT & MRI, Metastatic Prostate Cancer Project, Tolmar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Thanks to the 2020 Symposium Committee: Anita Christie, Judy Green, Mark Kennedy, Tiffany Nagle, Joanne Pokaski, Dalton A. Skerritt, Allen L. Snyder III, William Tinney.

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