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IPCSG April 2017 - New concepts in the screening and conservative management (Active
Surveillance) approaches for Prostate Cancer presented by Dr. Franklin Gaylis MD,
FACS,Chief Scientific officer, Genesis Healthcare Partners, Voluntary Clinical Professor,
Department of Urology, UCSD .
IPCSG May 2017 Round Table
April 2017 Dr. Franklin Gaylis
Dan S. is 66 years old and lives in San Diego. in June 2016 his PSA was 8, so he
had a twelve-needle biopsy. Subsequently, he has had several other biopsies and
his urologist suggested he choose surgery or radiation. Hear Danís story about his
personal path of investigation and his decision for treatment.
Bill M. is 64. In May 2017 his PSA was 7.7. He found out about his elevated PSA as
part of an insurance application in 2009, when his PSA was at 4.1. His application
was refused, as he was not considered a good risk. A retest at Kaiser came out at
about 6. He then underwent a 12-core biopsy, and 5% of one core was 3+3. His stage
was T1c (localized early-stage disease of relatively low risk). Surgery was
recommended, with radiation as an alternative. He chose to do some research and
found out about the Informed Prostate Cancer Support Group (IPCSG). Hear about
Billís decision to monitor his prostate cancer with active surveillance rather than
Jack H. is 87 and lives in Rancho Bernardo. Jackís PSA is currently 2.9 with a
Gleason score of 9. He has bone metastases in the spine and ribs and hip. He is
currently taking Zytiga, Lupron, Casodex and Metformin, feeling very good, with
positive outlook. Hear about Jackís original diagnosis 1990 and his journey to