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We were able to question world experts on chemotherapy in Sydney yesterday.

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Treatment of metastatic prostate cancer has changed recently. In the past doctors used to use hormone therapy (ADT) at first, then wait until the disease was very progressed before giving chemotherapy with Taxotere (Docetaxel).

 

The reason for the change? Professor Christopher Sweeney reported on a trial he led (CHAARTED). 

In CHAARTED, the researchers (an international team of medical oncologists) showed that starting BOTH chemotherapy and ADT at the beginning of treatment gave men a longer life.

 

Yesterday (Sunday, 4 Sep 2016), members of your Executive Committee were invited to be the audience for an video interview of Christopher Sweeney and his Australian colleague, Professor Gavin Marx, by Anthony Lowe, PCFA CEO.

 

Tony Maxwell, Alan Barlee and Nev Black and I were able to attend. (Paul Hobson had to miss out because of treatment.)

 

Being able to question world leaders in advanced prostate cancer treatment was a privilege, and we were able to ask several questions men have raised with us in the past.

 

I have been offered first cut of the video footage. I hope to be able to produce two YouTube videos - one the expert interview, the other on key questions men ask about chemo. Watch this space!

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