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OUR MAILING ADDRESS

PCCN - MWI
P. O. Box 722
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Canada H9R 4S8

 


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OUR CONTRIBUTORS






 


IMPORTANT LINKS

Prostate Cancer Canada Network

Prostate Cancer Treatment Guide


Procure

West Island Cancer Wellness Centre

Other Quebec Prostate Cancer Support Groups

The Telus Ride for Dad
to Fight Prostate Cancer


 


     


Montreal West Island

 

 

 


Our next meeting is scheduled for September 22, 2016 at 7:30PM. Dr. Samuel Aronson, M.D.,F.R.C.S. (C) Assistant Professor of Urology, McGill University, will be our guest speaker. The title of his talk is "Prostate MRI: Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment."

Dr. Samuel Aronson

Our mission:
We are a Montreal West Island support group for those who need help dealing with a diagnosis of prostate cancer and coping with the ensuing problems. Our membership of approximately 250 individuals meets monthly for talks and conversation. We also disseminate information at a wide range of community functions and in our newsletters.
 
Our meetings:
We meet on the fourth Thursday of every month except December, July and August. Our meetings involve an invited speaker, followed by refreshments and conversation. A wide variety of helpful literature is available for takeout and/or review.
 
Our next meeting September 22, 2016 at 7:30PM:
Dr. Samuel Aronson, M.D.,F.R.C.S. (C) Assistant Professor of Urology, McGill University, will be our guest speaker. The title of his talk is "Prostate MRI: Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment."
 
Where are our meetings?
We meet in the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval, Quebec. (See map). Admission and parking are free.
 
 
What time do we begin our meetings?
Our meetings begin at 7:30PM and typically last about an hour and a half. Come early to chat.
 
We need new volunteers to join our steering committee!
Our steering committee needs your help. If you would like to volunteer some of your time to our group, we'd greatly appreciate it. in particular, we are in need of a secretary to record the minutes of our meetings. We are a bunch of dedicated individuals, feeling we are on an important mission. Please approach us via email, telephone, or at our meetings.

Our Photo Gallery (Click on images to enlarge)

September 2015 Support Group Activities

September 24, 2015

Ron Sawatzky thanking our speaker
Dr. Guila Delouya

September 2013 Support Group Activities

September 15, 2013

Ron Sawatzky and partner Annie Drab
at the Procure Walk of Courage

September 21, 2013

Francesco Moranelli at our table at the
Pointe Claire Community Awareness Day

Our 2013 Annual General Meeting held on April 23, 2013

Dr. Peter Chan receiving our
2013 Outstanding Contribution Award
from Monty Newborn and Ron Sawatzky

Speakers at some of our recent meetings

January 24, 2013

Dr. Serge Carrier is thanked by George
Larder for his talk "My Cancer is Gone
but... I am Incontinent and Impotent.
Can I fix it?"

November 22, 2012

Isabelle Vermette receiving thanks from
Ron Sawatzky and Charles Curtis
for her talk "A Do-it-yourself
Patient Record Website."

Cedars Cancer Institute Prostate Cancer Evening
Hosted by the Montreal Neurological Institute
November 20, 2012

Ron Sawatzky and Monty Newborn
at our table

An attentive audience listening
to the lecture a the the MNI

Speakers at several previous meetings

April 26, 2012

Isabelle Gregoire, flanked by Monty
Newborn and Ron Sawatzky, as
she receives our group's
2012 Outstanding Contribution Award.

April 26, 2012

Isabelle Gregoire at the podium
reminiscing about her career
following receiving our
2012 Outstanding Contribution Award.

September 22, 2011

Fred Crombie (center) thanks Steve Jones
and Helene Vassos for their talk
"Prostate Cancer Canada -
Our Vision, and Our Commitment."

June 23, 2011

Les Polancsak thanks Dr. Irwin
Kuzmarov for his talk
"Prostate Cancer: Programs
for the Geriatic Population."

March 24, 2011

Ron Sawatzky thanks Dr. Wes Kassouf
for his talk
"Prostate Cancer:
Diagnosis and Treatment"

February 24, 2011

Ron Sawatzky thanks Dr. Scott Kenick
for his talk
"Colon Cancer / Colonoscopy:
The Ifs, Ands and Butts."
October 28, 2010

Dr. Yosh Taguchi receives thanks from
Charles Curtis for his talk
"ADT: the Good and the Bad."
June 25, 2010

Dr. Joe Schwarcz receives thanks from
Les Polancsak for his talk
"Green Chemistry"
March 25, 2010

Dr. Luis Souhami receives thanks from
Ron Sawatzky for his talk
"Prostate Cancer and Radiation Therapy"
November 26, 2009

Tom Grant thanks Dr. Jacques Corcos
for his talk
"Managing Incontinence"


Community Public Health Education Program
Videoconference "Prostate Cancer "101"
October 22, 2008

Dr. Kuzmarov, Jo Ann Jones, Kelly Howarth
and Dr. Wise, an associate of Dr. Kuzmarov

Monty Newborn, Charles Curtis,
Allen Lehrer, and Dr. Kuzmarov


Community Awareness Day
Pointe-Claire Plaza
September 13, 2008

Fred Crombie, George Larder, and Charles Curtis

Fred Crombie and Les Poloncsak
displaying our literature

Ron Sawatzky and Allen Lehrer

Joe Applebaum and Monty Newborn
       
WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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2015-2016 NEWSLETTERS

Newsletter (May 2016)
Newsletter (March 2016)
Newsletter (November 2015)
Newsletter (September 2015)

2014-2015 NEWSLETTERS

Newsletter (June 2015)
Newsletter (March 2015)
Newsletter (February 2015)
Newsletter (November 2014)
Newsletter (September 2014)


Click here for our earlier newsletters

 


2015-2016 SPEAKERS

June 23, 2016: Dr. Joe Schwarcz. CELEBRITY SCIENCE-From Suzanne Somers to Dr. Oz

Dr. Joe Schwarcz

May 26, 2016: Dr. Elliot Drobetsky. "Stemming the Tide of Sunlight-Associated Skin Cancer Myths and Realities."

Dr. Elliot Drobetsky

April 28, 2016: Dr. Serge Carrier
received our 2016 Outstanding Contribution Award.

Dr. Serge Carrier

February 25, 2016: The second round table discussion of the year was held.

January 28, 2016: A round table discussion was held giving attendees a chance to participate.

November 26, 2015: Dr. Jean-Baptiste Lattouf,
"Advanced Prostate Cancer: Available Treatments and Future Prospects."

Dr. Jean-Baptiste Lattouf

October 22, 2015: Robin Glance, Registered Dietician
"Food, Fact & Fiction"

Robin Glance

September 24, 2015: Dr. Guila Delouya, Notre-Dame Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation, Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Univ. of Montreal. "Brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer."

Dr. Guila Delouya

 


2014-2015 SPEAKERS

June 25, 2015: Our president, Ron Sawatzky moderated a general discussion on prostate cancer.
 

May 28, 2015: Dr. Michel Tremblay, Professor, Goodman Cancer Research Centre and Department of Biochemistry, McGill University. "Cancer Vaccines; new directions to fight cancer from within."

Dr. Michel Tremblay

April 23, 2015: Dr. Jacques Corcos received our 2015 Outstanding Contribution Award. He then address us with an overview of progress made during his career in treating prostate cancer.

Dr. Jacques Corcos

March 26, 2015: Marie-Josee Lord, Physiotherapist and authority on Kegel exercise - pelvic floor muscle training. "Let's Talk Plumbing."

Marie-Josee Lord

February 26, 2015: Dr. Jacques Lapointe, Associate Professor of Urology, McGill University. "Research Project Pronto, A five year project to find an alternate to PSA."

Dr. Jacques Lapointe

November 27, 2014: Dr. Emad Rajih, urologist and Assistant Professor at Taibah University, Saudia Arabia and currently a Fellow of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Urology at the University of Montreal. "What Did We Get From Research In Prostate Cancer Management?"

Dr. Emad Rajih

October 23, 2014: William Brock, leukemia survivor and author of Portraits of Hope spoke on surviving cancer.

William Brock

September 25, 2014: Monty Newborn moderated a general discussion on advanced cancer treatments including, in particular, abiraterone.


Click here for our earlier speakers

 

 


OUR STEERING COMMITTEE

  • Fred Crombie
    • Email Contact
    • 514-694-8149
    • fred.crombie@videotron.ca
  • Wayne Hemsworth
    • Treasurer
    • 514-262-4060
    • papasomean@yahoo.ca
  • George Larder
    • Membership & Secretary
    • 450-455-8938
    • gflarder@sympatico.ca
  • Allen Lehrer
    • Vice President
    • 514-694-7595
    • allen.lehrer@videotron.ca
  • Allan Moore
    • Library
    • 514-234-7583
    • i.allan.moore@gmail.com
  • Francesco Moranelli
    • Newsletter Editor
    • 514-696-1119
    • f.moranelli@sympatico.ca
  • Monty Newborn
    • Publicity and Website
    • 514-487-7544
    • newborn@cs.mcgill.ca
  • Ron Sawatzky
    • President
    • 514-626-1730
    • ronsaw@hotmail.com
  • Frank Scully
    • Member at Large
    • 514-816-4590
    • frankscully@gmail.com
  • Bob Johannson
    • New Director
    • 514-630-1949
    • bob.johannson@sympatico.ca
  • Jeff Watson
    • New Director
    • 450-674-6222
    • guvsculpture@gmail.com
  • Senior Advisors

  • Charles Curtis
  • Lorna Curtis
  • Tom Grant

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