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Dr. Carter Will Present on Surgery as Part of the Webcast

Dr. Jacques Carter, PHEN's Medical Advisor, will discuss surgery as a treatment option. He will present the types of surgical procedures and when surgery is most and least appropriate as a treatment option. Dr. Carter provides an in-depth look at a treatment option during each monthly PHEN webcast to help men understand their treatment options.



As a physician, Dr. Carter has devoted his long career to helping others, be they patients visiting his office or individuals in underserved communities needing cancer care and education. In recognition of his devotion to this latter group, Carter is the recipient of a 2010 Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine Dean?s Community Service Lifetime Achievement Award.



Carter contributed the $1,000 that came with his award to PHEN, who participates in some joint activities with the Community Prostate Cancer Screening and Education Program. The program?s latest initiative is a clinical trial focused on discovering why the Prostate-Specific Antigen (or PSA) test regularly used to help detect prostate cancer is not more accurate; Carter is the co-principal investigator.



Carter is the medical director of the Community Prostate Cancer Screening and Education Program at DFCI. The program is run out of the Dana-Farber Blum Family Resource Van, which travels to health centers, churches, community organizations, and employer sites, educating and screening hundreds of men for prostate cancer each year. Carter has a dual appointment as an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess medical Center and within Genitourinary Oncology at Dana Farber/Brigham and Women?s Cancer Center.





Save these dates for PHEN webcasts to be broadcast over the next six months in 2011:

* January 12

* February 9th

* March 9th

* April 13th

* May 11th

* June 8th



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