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Healthy Aging, Prostate Cancer Education Event set for Sept. 21

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Men concerned about prostate cancer and healthy aging can learn about treatment and prevention techniques during Men’s Health Day on Friday, Sept. 21, at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Attendees will hear from local men sharing their experiences with prostate cancer care, including George Abraham, M.D., a former director of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center

 “This is an outstanding opportunity for men who are facing an elevated risk of prostate cancer and other health issues associated with growing older. They can learn more about prostate cancer treatments and survival as well as other quality of life matters,” said Jean Joseph, M.D., head of the section of laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery and one of the most experienced laparoscopic surgeons in the country. 

The free, day-long session will feature videos of treatments for prostate cancer, including a laparoscopic robotic prostatectomy surgery, brachytherapy and radiation therapy procedures. The program will be held in the Medical Center ’s Class of ‘62 Auditorium. The program will be available live on the Internet at

There will be significant discussions of other health matters that men face as they age, including sexuality later in life, nutrition and exercise. Men can also try their hand at using the cutting-edge daVinci robotic system that surgeons use to remove cancerous prostates and kidneys. This high-tech, multi-million-dollar system provides state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery for men facing prostate cancer. Medical Center urology surgeons are among the best in the world performing this surgery, having performed more 1,000 procedures in the past five years.

University Urology, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center and Preferred Care are sponsoring the education event. The event features Rochester’s top prostate cancer team – Joseph, urologists Edward Messing, M.D.; chair of Urology, Robert Davis, M.D., David Gentile; M.D., Ganesh Palapattu, M.D., and Guan Wu, M.D., radiation oncologist Ralph Brasacchio, M.D.; and oncologist Manish Kohli, M.D., of the Wilmot Cancer Center , and geriatrician Roger Oskvig, M.D.

The event is free, but seating is limited. Call (585) 275-2838 to register..


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