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Welcome to PC-REF’s website. Here you will find not only useful information, but guidance on how to utilize this information. With PC-REF, you will become an active partner in your treatment decisions, not merely an informed patient.
Dr. Israel "The Coach" Barken


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Support Group Meeting July 2014
 
PCREF Prostate Cancer Support Group Meeting
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Prostate Cancer Research and Education Foundation (PCREF)
Saturday, JULY 12, 2014
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SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014.  (Meetings are on the SECOND SATURDAY of each month at Alvarado Hospital, Classroom 1 on the First Floor.
 
Program for JULY 12th: PET CT versus PET MRI scans
DR. BARKEN will be at the July meeting.  Richard Moyer, our group Facilitator, shares his in-depth knowledge and experience.   
 
And, there's plenty of open microphone time and round table discussion.  Everyone has a chance to talk.  Please bring a friend!  
 
NEWCOMERS are welcome!  Share experiences with our veteran members.  Wives, partners and family members are all welcome too. 
 
Journal Club:  Broaden your understanding with guidance from a Prostate Cancer Specialist, "Coach" Israel Barken, M.D.. Take home hand-outs of journal articles.  
  
PCREF offers EVIDENCE-BASED information about PC.  Come to a Support Group where FACTS are distinguished from BELIEFS, and OPINIONS are not presented as SCIENTIFIC DATA.   
 
 
 
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SATURDAY, July 12, 2014
 
Location:  Alvarado Hosptal, 6655 Alvarado Rd, Classroom 1-2-3 on the First Floor.
 
Time:  10 am - Discussion Group. 
 
TOPIC: Comparison of PET/CT and PET/MRI
  
ARTICLE:   
Comparison of PET/CT and PET/MRI hybrid systems using a 68Ga-labelled PSMA ligand for the diagnosis of recurrent prostate cancer: initial experience.
 
Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2014 May;41(5):887-97. doi: 10.1007/s00259-013-2660-z. Epub 2013 Dec 19.
 

Metastasis After Radical Prostatectomy or External Beam
Radiotherapy for Patients With Clinically Localized Prostate
Cancer: A Comparison of Clinical Cohorts Adjusted for
Case Mix
       
 
 
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Coaching with Dr. Barken:
Need to review your situation with an unbiased expert, get indepth answers to your questions or strategize a plan of action? 
 
Call for a private Coaching hour.  Call 619/906-4700 or email info@pcref.org for details. 
 
BEFORE YOU FINALIZE YOUR DECISION, run your treatment plan past Coach Barken.  
 
 
Ask Dr. Barken A Question Program
 
ASK DR. BARKEN is a free Video Blog program with weekly educational segments.
 
Available anytime on homepage, www.pcref.org.
 
Video Blog is available at AskDrBarken.wordpress.com.
 
 
 
 
 
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Medical Smart Chart is a web-based program that allows you to create your own medical chart history in a single page graph representation that you can print out and take to every doctor's visit.  
 
 
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Donate Online at http://www.pcref.org/make_a_donation1.php.

       Or, mail a check to:  PCREF
                                      6823 Deer Hollow Place
                                      San Diego, CA. 92120
                                      Att: Coach Barken
 
 
 
 
Please Donate
Please support PCREF with a donation today.
Your financial support is requested and greatly appreciated.
 
Donate Online or by Mail
You can donate online at www.pcref.org.

Or, mail a check to:
PCREF
6823 Deer Hollow Place
San Diego, CA. 92120
Att: COACH BARKEN
 
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ISRAEL BARKEN, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Medical Director

Dr. Barken devotes his time to patient support activities, such as Coaching and providing Medical Reviews for prostate cancer patients and their loved ones.

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