Everything You Need to Know about Prostate Cancer
Presented by Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH
About the Lecture
Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH, Professor of Urology and Public Health, discusses pertinent issues surrounding prostate cancer screening, treatment, follow-up, and long term quality of life. Advances in treatment have lead to changes in the way that men are cared for which optimize both the quantity and quality of life. Treatment preferences can affect future functioning. Recent research on all of these areas are discussed.
About the Speaker
Dr. Litwin is Professor of Urology and Health Services in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at UCLA. He graduated from Duke University in Economics and from medical school at Emory University. He trained in urology at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was a research fellow at RAND and earned his Masters in Public Health from UCLA. He has authored numerous original articles, reports, reviews, and book chapters in urologic oncology and outcomes research. His research includes medical outcomes assessment, health-related quality of life, urologic oncology, cost-efficacy and resource utilization, and patient preferences. In 2001 he received the American Urological Association’s prestigious Gold Cystoscope Award, given annually to the young urologist who has made the most substantial contributions to the field of urology within 10 years of completing residency. His current grants include a $50 million program that provides free prostate cancer treatment to low-income uninsured men in California. He teaches in UCLA’s Schools of Medicine and Public Health and practices urologic oncology at UCLA.