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#UCSFRadChat: Eyes on Prostate Health – Join us!

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Last month, the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging cohosted an event with the Department of Urology that gathered an elite group of experts on prostate health to join in conversation with an engaged and interested audience. The theme of the event was prostate cancer – advances in diagnosis and treatment and what the community wants to know.

To amplify and continue the great conversation following the event, UCSF Radiology (@UCSFimaging) will be hosting a Twitter Chat on Tuesday, September 24 from 12 – 12:45 PM PDT to coincide with Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Follow “#UCSFRadChat” on Twitter to find the conversation live. We will conduct a drawing among those who sign up for dinner at a San Francisco Ferry Building restaurant.

During the #UCSFRadChat, we will be asking a series of questions related to prostate cancer screening, diagnostic tests for prostate cancer, the role of genetic testing, targeted therapy, treatment options, specialized resources and more.

UCSF Imaging will be asking participants the following questions:

  1. Who needs to be screened for prostate cancer and when?
  2. What is new in the area of diagnostic tests for prostate cancer?
  3. What is the role of genetic testing in prostate cancer?
  4. What are the first questions that those diagnosed with prostate cancer should ask their care providers?
  5. If diagnosed, how does a patient decide if they should be treated?
  6. How does one decide on a treatment option for prostate cancer?
  7. What is targeted therapy for prostate cancer about?
  8. What are the specialized resources available for prostate patients, including support groups?

We’ve included an expert panel of participants to join in on our chat to answer these important questions, and encourage anyone to join in and participate. Our panelists include:

Antonio Westphalen, MD, a professor in residence in the Abdominal Imaging section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and Urology at UCSF. He is Director of the Clinical Prostate MR Imaging Program and a member of the UCSF Department of Radiology’s Clinical Research Team and of the Prostate Cancer Imaging Group. Dr. Westphalen’s research emphasizes on the use of advanced imaging technologies to diagnose and treat patients with prostate cancer. He will be tweeting from his Twitter handle: @acw_rad.

Matthew Cooperberg, MD, MPH, a professor of Urology; Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Helen Diller Family Chair in Urology. Dr. Cooperberg’s clinical interests include the early detection, diagnosis, and management of genitourinary malignancy, and using minimally invasive techniques to treat benign and malignant diseases. His primary research focus is prostate cancer. He is also very interested in disparities in prostate cancer access and outcomes, and in prostate cancer as an international disease. He will be tweeting from his Twitter handle: @dr_coops.

Marc Kohli, MD, an associate professor of Clinical Radiology in the Abdominal Imaging section and director of Clinical Informatics in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF. Dr. Kohli provides service to four societies: The Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA), the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), the Society of Abdominal Radiology, and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Dr. Kohli leads radiology involvement in the AMPATH consortium, a partnership between several North American Medical Schools and Moi University in Eldoret Kenya. He will be tweeting from his Twitter handle: @shadowdoc.

Derek Sun, MD, an associate professor of Clinical Radiology in the Abdominal Imaging section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF.. He is also the Associate Fellowship Director position for the Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound Fellowship at UCSF. He received the 2019 Hideyo Minagi Outstanding Teacher Award. He will be tweeting from his Twitter handle: @makethemsayahh

To participate and tune into our Twitter chat, follow @UCSFImaging and our participants using the hashtag #UCSFRadChat. 

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