"Participate, Educate, Celebrate"

NASPCC logo with 15th AnniversaryThe National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions – “The Prostate Cancer Alliance”- is pleased to present its 15th Annual Meeting GALA on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

Cocktails and Dinner will be provided, along with an evening of celebration, honoring Paul Schellhammer, M.D., and others, and also featuring James Gulley, MD, PhD of NIH in his third appearance at the Annual Meetings held by the Prostate Cancer Alliance.

Tickets for guests (non-state representatives) are available at $100 per person, and additional donations are welcome. For information please contact Merel Nissenberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Use this link to download the invitation flyer (PDF)...

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National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions

Report from the 15th Annual Meeting and Gala

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October 18, 2019 – October 20, 2019
Hotel Monaco, Washington, D.C.

“Educate, Participate, Celebrate”

The 15th Annual Meeting & Gala of the National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions, also known as The Prostate Cancer Alliance, was held at the esteemed Hotel Monaco in Washington, D.C. on the site of the original General Post Office Building (circa 1840), from Friday, October 18, 2019 through 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

This was a celebratory Annual Meeting, as it was a landmark year – our 15th year of helping prostate cancer patients and their families. State prostate cancer organizations – coalitions, foundations, associations and other entities - from across the entire United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, sent at least one, sometimes two or three representatives to the 15th Annual Meeting.

The expectation as always was that at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting, all attendees would return to their respective constituencies and then disseminate throughout their states, all of the educational, scientific and practical information they’d received, thereby helping patients everywhere. 

Annual Meeting Sponsors sent representatives to the 15th Annual Meeting & Gala to learn, to network and to work with state prostate cancer organizations, as well as to distribute their materials. There were a record 16 sponsors for this year’s event, and NASPCC is very grateful for their support which helped us to organize and hold this stellar Annual Meeting.

Save the Date

Save the date for NASPCC’s 16th Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place October 9-11, 2020 at the Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for details.


15th Annual Meeting Proceedings

Conference Presentation Files

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1a - Prostate Cancer: The Basics - Vincent P. Laudone, M.D.

1 - Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation Best Practices - Bev Eckert, Chris Collier

2 - From Academia to Community Care: Lessons Learned and Considerations for Delivering Excellent Care - Ashley E. Ross, M.D., Ph.D.

2a -Prostate Cancer Genetics 100 - Leonard G. Gomella, MD

3 -Prostate Cancer Treatment In A Community Setting - Gregory J Gagnon, M.D.

3a -Immunotherapy in Prostate Cancer - Adam R. Metwalli, MD

4 - Cancer Care - Dr. Goren

4a - Demystifying Clinical Trials: Focusing on Trials with Therapeutic Intent - Ashley E. Ross MD PhD

5 - Managing The Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment - Krishnan Venkatesan

5a - ABCs of Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) - Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, M.D., F.A.C.P

6 - Prostate Cancer and African American Men - Judd W. Moul, M.D. FACS

7 - Prostate Cancer: Disease Localization and Risk Stratification - Vincent P. Laudone, M.D.

8 - Dawn of New Era for Prostate Cancer Patients - Asha Das, MD

9 - Prostate Cancer: Active Surveillance - Vincent P. Laudone, M.D.

10 - Low Risk Localized Prostate Cancer Panel: Genomic Tests - Judd W. Moul, M.D. FACS

11 - Focal therapy for prostate cancer - Daniel Song MD

12 - Multimodality Therapy for High Risk Disease – The Surgical Perspective - Vincent P. Laudone, M.D.

13 - Intermediate, High Risk and Oligometastatic Disease: Radiation Options - Dr Jeff Skinner

14 - Prostate Cancer and Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer - Germino

15 - The Optimal Treatment of Bone Metastases - Philip Saylor, M.D.

16 - New and Developing Treatment Approaches for Patients with Non-Localized Prostate Cancer - Markowski

17 - PSA/Biochemical Recurrence of Prostate Cancer - Judd W. Moul, M.D., F.A.C.S.

18 - The Role of Nutrition and Lifestyle in Addressing Prostate Cancer - Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH


Download this file (Invitation15thMeetingGala.pdf)Invitation15thMeetingGala.pdf[Invitation to Gala Dinner and Meeting]379 kB
Download this file (Program2019Oct15qxp.pdf)Conference Program - PDF[ ]1047 kB


Second Annual Patient Conference on Prostate Cancer

June 6, 2020, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location TBA

The Steering Committee has decided to postpone this event until early Fall. We will post the new date here as soon as it is available. 

The day-long event will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area, at a venue to be announced. Co-sponsored by The California Prostate Cancer Coalition (CPCC) and The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center


Last year's conference...

The 2019 Patient Cancer Conference on Prostate Cancer

"Using Current and Cutting-Edge Information to Help Make Informed Decisions"

June 8, 2019

The California Prostate Cancer Coalition (CPCC) and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center of UCSF proudly presented The 2019 Patient Conference on Prostate Cancer in Cole Hall on the UCSF Campus, in San Francisco, on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The conference was for patients, caregivers, health care providers and all those interested in information and tools to make informed decisions in prostate cancer.

A stellar faculty included Eric Small, MD; Peter Carroll, MD, MPH; Matt Cooperberg, MD, MPH; Mack Roach III, MD; Felix Feng, MD; Rahul Aggarwal, MD; June Chan, ScD; Leonard Marks, MD; Joseph Scherger, MD, MPH, Thomas Hope, MD, and many others presented during the day-long Conference.

Use this link to access the archived recordings of the sessions


Topics included:

  • Prostate Cancer Basics
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Immunology
  • Clinical Trials
  • ABCs of Androgen Deprivation Therapy
  • Low-Risk Disease and Active Surveillance
  • Treatment of Metastatic and Non-Metastatic Disease
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Imaging
  • Diet and Exercise
  • Managing Side Effects, Access to Care
  • Intimacy and Sexual Function

Effective Shared Decision-Making requires that the patient and his doctor be INFORMED in order to make the best decisions. This Conference will help patients become informed so that they can think about their care, discuss their case with their doctors and others, and join in effective informed decision-making.

See links to Conference agenda, flyer and program below.


California Prostate Cancer Coalition

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center



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Download this file (CPCCUCSF-2019Program.pdf)CPCCUCSF-2019Program.pdf[2019 Conf Brochure - PDF]1333 kB
Download this file (Flyer-PC-Conf-June-2019.pdf)PC Conference Flyer[ ]293 kB

Here are some presentations from the NASPCC 14th Annual Meeting.

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  1. The Importance of Hereditary Cancer Testing in Prostate Cancer - Rob Finch, MS, CGC
  2. Genomics and Prostate Cancer - Cecilia Hammond, MSN
  3. Genomic Testing: When and Why? - Rob Finch, MS, CGC
  4. Why Nuclear AR-V7 - Katherine Atkinson
  5. Active Surveillance for Low Risk Prostate Cancer - Michael A. Gorin, M.D.
  7. Chemotherapy Options for Advanced Prostate Cancer - Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, M.D., F.A.C.P.
  8. Bone Scan Index as a Prognostic Biomarker (PDF) - Karl Sjöstrand, PhD
  10. Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer - Ronald Chen, MD MPH
  11. Patient-specific Treatment of Prostate Cancer - Shyam Natarajan, PhD
  12. Space OAR Hydrogel - April Renzella
  13. Positron Emission Tomography For Evaluation of Prostate Cancer - Eugene D Kwon MD
  14. FDA Approvals for Systemic Treatment of Prostate Cancer in 2018 - William R Berry MD