September Science Café – Prostate Cancer: What the Future Holds
Tuesday, September 26 @ 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Join the CTSI and the St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care for a discussion led by Dr. Laurens Holmes, Professor and Director, CTSI Education and Training.
You are invited to a brief presentation by an expert in prostate cancer followed by a conversation with community members. The presenter will offer an overview of prostate cancer and how late diagnosis of prostate cancer affects treatment and recovery and ultimately survival; although, if detected early, it is treatable. Prostate cancer is most common among Blacks, followed by Whites/Hispanics, and least common among Asians. Furthermore, the rate of mortality is twice as high for Blacks compared to Whites. Current research data demonstrates that if Black males, at the age of 40, and White males at the age of 45 initiate annual prostate exam (digital rectal examination, PSA) the likelihood of untimely deaths associated with prostate cancer may be considerably lower, along with the social and economic burden on families. During this Science Café, the screening, risk factors, symptoms, cancer types, treatment and prevention of this disease, and current research will be discussed.
Laurens Holmes, MD, DrPH
Dr. Holmes’ area of research includes prostate cancer determinants, detection, treatment, control and prevention. Over the past twenty years he has worked in communities in Texas and Delaware around research including prostate cancer screening, early detection, and chemoprevention with antioxidants for the communities of color. He is particularly interested in, and has published on the effectiveness of androgen deprivation therapy in the prolongation of survival of men diagnosed with locoregional prostate cancer.
Photography: During the Science Café, we may capture photos that will solely be used for the aims of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Community Engagement.
Videotaping: During the Science Café, we may capture video of the presentation and a selection of interactions between the audience and speaker. The video may be posted on various web resources, in presentations, or other educational opportunities that will solely be used for the aims of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Community Engagement.
Broadcasting: During the Science Café, we may stream the presentation and interactions between the audience and speaker. Only those in attendance (speaker and audience) will be able to view the interactions.
By attending the Science Cafe, your consent for photos, videos, or broadcasting is implied. If you do not wish to be in photos, videos, or broadcasting please inform a staff or faculty member when checking in at the registration table.
Publication or White Paper: The themes that come from the Science Cafe could be used in possible future publications or white papers. No direct quotations or identifiable information will be used for publication.