Prostate Cancer Experts Speak at UCSF Conference

January 04, 2007
News Office: Carol Hyman (415) 502-6397

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center presents a conference on Active Surveillance for Early Prostate Cancer on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12 to 13. The conference will be held at the UCSF Mission Bay Community Center, 1675 Owens St. near Third and 16th streets in San Francisco.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Peter Carroll of UCSF Medical Center
  • Dr. Peter C. Albertsen of the University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Dr. Arul M. Chinnaiyan of the University of Michigan Medical School
  • Dr. Lars Holmberg of the University Hospital Uppsala, Sweden
  • Dr. Philip W. Kantoff of Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. Laurence H. Klotz of the University of Toronto
  • Dr. Fritz H. Schrder of the University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

This two-day international symposium is believed to be the first to focus on active surveillance management and research for early stage prostate cancer.

The time is optimal for such a multidisciplinary symposium given recent advances in early detection, risk assessment, biomarker technology and preventative agents, according to Dr. Peter Carroll, chair of Urology at UCSF.

Departments represented at the conference include urology, oncology, pathology, genetics, clinical research, nutrition science and epidemiology as well as patient advocates.

UCSF is a leading university that advances health worldwide by conducting advanced biomedical research, educating graduate students in the life sciences and health professions, and providing complex patient care.

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