IPCSG Meetings postponed

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Due to rising public health concerns regarding COVID-19, the March 21st IPCSG meeting has been postponed.  At this time we do not know when we will resume our normal meeting schedule at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute auditorium, but we are looking into other avenues for live-streaming our presenters to your computer.  Stay tuned

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PCRI mid-year update

 WE ARE LIVE-STREAMING THE MID-YEAR UPDATE ONLINE FOR FREE


Due to rising public health concerns regarding COVID-19, we will not be hosting an in-person audience for this event, but rather have an  interactive online educational event for prostate cancer patients and caregivers. 

Special Announcement

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Incontinence Clinical Trial

San Diego Sexual Medicine, under the leadership of Dr. Irwin Goldstein, is planning a clinical trial in the near future in men with incontinence.  They will be studying a device called  BTL Emsella®, which is intended to provide entirely non-invasive electromagnetic stimulation of pelvic floor musculature for the purpose of rehabilitation of weak pelvic muscles and restoration of neuromuscular control for the treatment of male (or female) urinary incontinence.  The patient sits on a chair-like device, fully clothed, and receives over 10,000 muscle stimulations in a 30-minute session. 

 

Visit https://bodybybtl.com/solutions/pelvic-suite/btl-emsella/ for more information about the device.


Men aged 21-80 who have stress urinary incontinence (leaking with sneezing / coughing / jumping), urge urinary incontinence (can’t hold it in as you approach the bathroom), or mixed incontinence may be interested in participating. They have to be sexually active at the time of the trial and willing to continue being sexually active.  They cannot have surgery planned for the time of the trial, or have an untreated malignancy.  Because the device is essentially a magnet, they cannot have a pacemaker or implanted device that can be damaged by the magnet, such as a defibrillator, neurostimulator or drug pump.


If anyone is interested in participating, they should reach out directly to JoAnna at 619-265-7695.  She can discuss the trial and ask specific questions to see if the person qualifies to come in to screen.  But simply put, each potential subject would be screened, and if qualified move into treatment 4 weeks later.  Treatment would be twice a week for 3 weeks in a row.  Then he would come back 4 weeks later and again 8 weeks after that.  At that point (18 weeks after screening), he would be unblinded. Two out of three men will be on active treatment the first time around. Those people who had been treated with sham would then start their real treatments, twice a week for 3 weeks, then come back for the 2 follow up visits.  So everyone gets treated in the end.  And anyone interested in this therapy but not through a clinical trial can pay for treatment as a patient.


Information provided by Sue W. Goldstein, CCRC, CSE, IF   (Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and Certified Sexuality Educator); Clinical Research Manager at San Diego Sexual Medicine, 5555 Reservoir Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92120

  

Phone: 619 265-8865   

suewgoldstein@gmail.com 

http://www.SanDiegoSexualMedicine.com 

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Our group is comprised of men and women, survivors, newly diagnosed, and people who want more information about Prostate Cancer and options for treating this disease.


Our meetings feature expert speakers that bring us the most current information on research, prevention, and treatment. We have been fortunate to have heard from some of the world’s leading doctors and researchers.


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Stories of Hope

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Prostate Cancer is 2 Words, Not a Sentence!

Read the stories of others that have Prostate Cancer, and how they are handling the challenges as well as their successes.     

Welcome Message From Lyle, President of the IPCSG

Welcome to our website.  You will find lots of helpful information, and most of all, support from men who are battling the same disease you are. 

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Prostate Cancer Foundation https://www.pcf.org/  (PCF), a non-profit research organization located in Santa Monica, CA. The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving cancer research, funding nearly $800 million in research in the last 25 years.


As part of PCF’s educational outreach effort, we have recently developed the Prostate Cancer Patient Guide to connect patients, loved ones and care providers with critical updates, actionable information, and the latest developments from the treatment pipeline, and we would like to offer this guide as a free patient resource.

The Prostate Cancer Patient Guide, compiled with the contributions of top-tier doctors and researchers in prostate cancer, is a must-have resource for prostate cancer patients. It focuses all of the information available about contemporary prostate cancer research, treatment, and lifestyle factors into one consolidated document.

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ClinicalTrials.gov is a Web-based resource that provides access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies.


Click HERE to get the latest Clinical Trials in San Diego. 

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Gene Van Vleet, Director of the Informed Prostate Cancer Support Group has written an excellent atricle outlining the reason to belong to a support group.

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