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Improving Survival for Men with Prostate Cancer by Improving Clinical Trials and Meta Analyses [Video]

Improving Survival for Men with Prostate Cancer by Improving Clinical Trials and Meta Analyses

Date of Lecture: 3 November 2022

About the Lecture:
Randomised clinical trials are the cornerstone of evidence-based medicine. Professor Parmar will present how the design of the randomised clinical trial has been changed to improve outcomes for patients more quickly. This will be exemplified throughout by the STAMPEDE trial. The trial was started in 2005 when men with metastatic prostate cancer had an expected survival of approximately 3 years and no new effective treatments had been identified for over 40 years. Over the subsequent 17 years, through the STAMPEDE trial (together with other contemporaneous trials) the expected survival period has grown to 7 years, testing and introducing 4 new treatments for men with this disease. Professor Parmar will show how this model is being applied worldwide to many diseases including neurodegenerative diseases such as motor neuron disease, progressive multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease and dementia where the outcomes for patients are poor and little or no progress has been made for decades.
About the Speaker:
Max Parmar is a Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology and Director of both the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL and the Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology at University College London.

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Sexual Dysfunction Post Prostate Cancer: A Focus on the Partners [Video]

This video is a recording of Dr. Francisco Garcia speaking at the January 2023 Partners in Prostate Support Group meeting. Dr. Garcia speaks on sexual dysfunction in both prostate cancer patients and their partners, what you can do about it, and how to talk to your partner about it. For more information about our Partners in Prostate support group for partners of prostate cancer patients, please visit partnersinprostate.caFor more information on Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, our umbrella organization, please visit prostatecancerbc.caFor more information on Prostate Cancer Support Canada, Prostate Cancer Foundation BC's support initiative, please visit: www.prostatecancersupport.caThe views, information, and opinions expressed in this video are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC or its employees. PCFBC is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained in the videos available for watching on this site. The primary purpose of these videos is to educate and inform, but these videos do not constitute, or replace, medical or other professional advice.