Prostate cancer conference presents

By Carol Hyman

## What: Active Surveillance for Early Prostate Cancer

## Who:  Presented by UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Department.
Speakers include:

• Peter Carroll, MD, UCSF Medical Center

• Peter C. Albertsen, MD, University of Connecticut Health Center

• Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, University of Michigan Medical School

• Lars Holmberg, MD, University Hospital Uppsala, Sweden

• Philip W. Kantoff, MD, Harvard Medical School

• Laurence H. Klotz, MD, University of Toronto

• Fritz H. Schröder, MD, PhD, University Medical Center,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

## Where:

UCSF Mission Bay Community Center
1675 Owens Street (near 3rd and 16th Streets)
San Francisco

## When:

Friday and Saturday, January 12-13
Media are invited to cover the entire event on Friday and the morning program on Saturday.

## Speaker Interviews:

All speakers will be available to answer questions from reporters at a special media availability session on Friday morning from 10:30-11:15 a.m.


## Background:

This two-day international symposium held at the UCSF Mission Bay campus is believed to be the first to address and 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 novel preventative agents, according to Peter Carroll, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Urology at UCSF. 

Representative disciplines include urology, oncology, pathology, genetics, clinical research, nutrition science, and epidemiology, as well as patient advocates.

The full agenda for the conference is available at:
Surveillance Agenda

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.


NOTE: Media interested in attending or interviewing any of the participants should call Carol Hyman, (415) 476-2557 to make arrangements.