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TUESDAY, January 31, 2023

We are pleased to welcome

 Dr. Andrew J. Evans



This presentation will cover the processing of prostate needle core biopsies and radical prostatectomy specimens and how pathologists establish a histologic diagnosis of prostate cancer. Once a diagnosis of prostate cancer has been established on biopsy, the pathologist must provide critical information such as Gleason grades/scores, the number of cores involved by cancer, and the extent of involvement of those cores to guide patient management. Radical prostatectomy specimens require the pathologist to provide information on the stage of the cancer as well as the status of surgical margins which guides post-surgical treatment.  The key aspects of Gleason grading by pathologists will be reviewed as well as a historical overview of how and why Gleason grading criteria have been modified over time.  Issues known to introduce variability into prostate biopsy pathology, such as sampling errors (i.e., what the biopsy needle hits in the prostate), the location of the cancer within the prostate, the influence of the person performing the biopsy and interobserver variability among pathologists will be discussed. Newly recognized histologic features that are important in treatment planning will also be explained and illustrated.  Finally, the emerging use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in prostate pathology, including their perceived benefits and potential risks, will be presented. At the end of the presentation attendees should have a solid understanding of the critical role pathologists play in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, the terminology used in pathology reports, and that these reports are not merely the results of “lab tests”.

DATE: TUESDAY, January 31, 2023

TIME: 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. EST


We welcome to our ZOOM meeting anyone affected by or interested in prostate cancer including family members, caregivers, partners, and friends.

FREE admission



The session starts at 7:00 P.M.

If you have any questions, please call us at 416-932-8820

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Due to the Corona Virus, we have had to cancel our in-person Awareness Nights. However, we are continuing to provide prostate cancer awareness, information, and education by inviting you to participate in a ZOOM Awareness Night session from home. There is no charge and you can participate if you have a desktop computer, phone, tablet, or laptop.

To take part in this meeting, you need to do one of the following:

1) For your desktop or laptop COMPUTER (PC or MAC), you may wish to download and install the ZOOM Client for Meetings at the very top of this web page -


2) If you prefer not to download any software to your computer, you can click on the meeting link you will receive AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH US and your browser will take you to the online meeting.

3) If you will be using a mobile device such as a tablet, iPad, or smartphone, you must download the Zoom app. in order to use the link to gain access to the meeting.

After you register you will receive an email with meeting instructions. The subject line will read November 30 Awareness Night Meeting Confirmation.

Make sure to save the email instructions so you can log into the meeting on November 30.

Videos of past Awareness Night presentations

Available Here (click)

(Recent Videos)

Dr. Eric Marsden, “Naturopathic or Integrative Care for Prostate Cancer”

Dr. Di (Maria) Jiang“Management of Advanced Prostate Cancer”

Tara Daniels, Healthy Communication and Cancer “

Dr. Darryl Leong, “Prostate Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease”


Awareness Night


 January 31, 2023

Dr. Andrew J. Evans

Chief of Pathology,

Medical Director of Laboratory Medicine,

Consultant in Genitourinary Pathology,

Mackenzie Health, Department of Pathology,

Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital

Prostate Cancer Support Toronto is a non-profit- support group run by volunteers who help men and their families to manage a prostate cancer diagnosis.

We help by:

  • raising the level of prostate cancer awareness
  • educating men who have been diagnosed
  • providing personal and family support.

Our message is very simple: see your doctor on a regular basis as early detection is very important when dealing with prostate cancer.

Building a strong partnership with your family doctor and specialist is essential.

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