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PCREF Prostate Cancer Support Group Meeting
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Prostate Cancer Research and Education Foundation (PCREF)
Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015
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Meetings are on the SECOND SATURDAY of each month at Alvarado Hospital, Classroom 1 on the First Floor.
Program for AUG. 8, 2015
Androgen deprivation of prostate cancer: Leading to a therapeutic dead end. Arndt Katzenwadel, Philipp Wolf, Cancer Letters.  June 2015
Richard Moyer, our group Facilitator, shares his in-depth knowledge.  
Coach Israel Barken, M.D., a Prostate Cancer Specialist, will discuss a recent article.
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, AUG. 8, 2015,  10 am.
Location:  Alvarado Hosptal, 6655 Alvarado Rd, Classroom 1-2-3 on the First Floor.
TOPIC: Androgen deprivation of prostate cancer: Leading to a therapeutic dead end. Arndt Katzenwadel, Philipp Wolf, Cancer Letters.  June 2015 

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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 for details.
BEFORE YOU FINALIZE YOUR DECISION, run your treatment plan past Coach Barken.  
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