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Special Speaker Presentation - Silicon Valley Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group

Day:
Thursday June 13, 2013
Time:
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Category:
Support Group
Location:

Please join the Silicon Valley Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group at El Camino Hospital for a special meeting with guest speaker Dr. Duke Bahn.

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the study and treatment of prostate cancer, Dr. Duke K. Bahn is currently the Medical Director of the Prostate Institute of America at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura California.

His special areas of interest are the early detection and staging of prostate cancer using color-Doppler ultrasound with tissue harmonics. He is also a pioneer in using cryotherapy, as both a primary and salvage treatment for prostate cancer. Certified by the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Bahn spent more than twenty years at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Michigan. It was there that he, along with his mentor Dr. Fred Lee, began using color-Doppler ultrasound to improve the ability to monitor the freezing process that is key to the effective cryoablation of the prostate. Together they have compiled the largest follow-up data to date of men who have undergone the treatment. That data was the impetus for obtaining Medicare approval for cryotherapy as a viable primary treatment for prostate cancer.

Dr. Bahn has held many academic and professional appointments over the years and is a member of numerous medical societies. He has published many scientific articles relating to the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.