Update-Medical Smart Chart

Dear Friends,

The Medical Smart Chart program is closed due to lack of funds.  We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you.  However, with the limited resources we have and because we wish to be good stewards of our limited resources, we have made a strategic decision to focus on the two pillars of our mission statement – education and research.

In keeping with those goals, we will be adding new segments, new information and new features to the website.

Also we will continue to raise funds for the last round of research needed to publish data on immunotherapy blockers specific to prostate cancer.  We hope to be able to have the funds to push forward with last part of the study in 2017.  If you would like to help us reach our goal, please call 619-906-4700 or mail a donation to PCREF at 6823 Deer Hollow Place, San Diego, CA 92120.

We’ll keep you posted on exciting news from PCREF.

Coach Barken

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Radiation and Hormonal Blockade combination for Prostate Cancer- Caution

Standard approach is to give hormonal deprivation treatment for a period of 6 months in conjunction with radiation treatment on the prostate. It is believed to increase survival according to studies. Recent study by D’Amico in the American Journal of Medicine (JAMA Sept 2015) demonstrates better survival of patients who were in the intermediate to severe comorbidity groups by undergoing only radiation without additional concurrent hormonal ablation for 6 months.

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Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.

The “Chose Wisely”

Israel Barken M.D., discusses the Choose Wisely program.
The program created by cooperation between the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Urological Association.

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Enzalutamide monotherapy in Hormone-Naïve Prostate Cancer

Enzalutamide Monotherapy in Hormone Naïve Prostate Cancer.

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Cryo Immuno Therapy Part 3

Part 3 of the lecture about Cryo Immune Therapy given by Dr. Israel  Barken from the Prostate Research and Education Foundation.  Dr. Barken describes Cryo immunotherapy. The reasons why there are no consistent immune response after cryoablation are discussed.  Suggestions for further research to enhance the cryoablation immune activation are brought up, based on pre clinical research on the subject.  This is the third lecture to demonstrating further evidence of the cryo immunology phenomena.

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Cryo Immunotherapy Part 2

Part 2 of the lecture about Cryo Immune Therapy given by Dr. Israel  Barken from the Prostate Research and Education Foundation.  Dr. Barken describes Cryo immunotherapy. The reasons why there are no consistent immune response after cryoablation are discussed.  Suggestions for further research to enhance the cryoablation immune activation are brought up, based on pre clinical research on the subject.  This is the second lecture to be followed up by further evidence of the cryo immunology phenomena.

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Cryo Immunotherapy Part 1

Dr. Barken presents the history of cryoablation and the new developments in the field of immunology which will create enhancement of the Immune effect on metastatic disease in response to cryoablation of local tumor.

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