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Prostate Knowledge — Advisory Board

Marc B. Garnick, M.D., Chief Medical Advisor
Dr. Garnick is an internationally renowned expert in medical oncology and urologic cancer. A clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, he also maintains an active clinical practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and has dedicated his career to the development of new therapies for the treatment of prostate cancer. The Annual Report on Prostate Diseases, formerly Perspectives on Prostate Disease, emerged from Dr. Garnick’s keen interest in explaining issues of medical importance to patients and their families to help them select appropriate treatment choices. He has authored numerous scientific articles and reviews on clinical research, drug development, and cancer biology and has written or edited six books, including A Patient’s Guide to Prostate Cancer. In addition to his academic affiliations, Dr. Garnick founded the Hershey Family Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, serves as medical advisor to World Book Encyclopedia, and serves on the boards of trustees of Bowdoin College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Per-Anders Abrahamsson, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Abrahamsson is an internationally respected leader in urology who currently serves as Secretary General of the European Association of Urology, the leading professional organization overseas. He is Chairman of the Department of Urology at Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Lund University, in Sweden, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Urology, University of Rochester Medical Center, in New York. The author of numerous scientific publications, including book chapters and books, he serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. He has received a number of national and international awards and is the organizer of international conferences that bring physicians together from multiple disciplines.

William C. DeWolf, M.D.
A Professor of Surgery (Urology) at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Urology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Dr. DeWolf is a member of many professional societies and the author of numerous original reports, abstracts, and review articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Also a member of the American Urologic Association Program Committee for Basic Research in Prostate Cancer, Dr. DeWolf’s own research interests include the identification of urinary biomarkers for prostate cancer and a better understanding of the molecular biology of prostate cancer.

Carolyn C. Lamb, M.D.
Dr. Lamb is an Instructor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School and a radiation oncologist at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology and the American Medical Women’s Association. She has published a number of scientific papers on the treatment of prostate cancer, including the implantation of radioactive seeds and treatment of genitourinary complications of cancer treatment. Her clinical interests include developing more precise methods of delivering radiation therapy, in order to target tumors while sparing healthy tissue.

Kevin R. Loughlin, M.D., M.B.A.
A Professor of Surgery (Urology) at Harvard Medical School and Director of Urologic Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Loughlin is also staff urologist at the Harvard University Health Service, a large university health program that serves the needs of Harvard students, faculty, employees, and their families. His clinical interests include urologic oncology and urologic incontinence. In addition to publishing numerous scientific articles on prostate disease, he is the author of several books, including 100 Questions and Answers about Benign Prostate Disease and The Clinical Guide to Prostate Specific Antigen.

Abraham Morgentaler, M.D.
Dr. Morgentaler is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery (Urology) at Harvard Medical School and Director of Men’s Health Boston, where he specializes in treating a range of prostate diseases and male sexual and reproductive difficulties. He has developed a particular expertise in treating erectile dysfunction, low testosterone levels, and benign prostatic hyperplasia. He has published numerous scientific articles, especially on the issues of erectile dysfunction and testosterone-replacement therapy. He is also the author of several articles and books for the lay public, including The Viagra Myth: The Surprising Impact on Love and Relationships and Testosterone for Life.

David S. Rosenthal, M.D.
A past President of the American Cancer Society, Dr. Rosenthal is currently a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director and Chief Executive Officer of Harvard University Health Service, coordinating the care and management of 35,000 members of the Harvard University community. He is also the Medical Director of the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which seeks to integrate complementary therapies with conventional cancer treatments. He is the author of numerous scientific articles as well as several publications for laypeople, including The American Cancer Society’s Guide to Complementary and Alternative Cancer Methods.

Harvey B. Simon, M.D.
Dr. Simon is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a member of the Health Sciences Technology Faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a primary care internist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In addition to authoring numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters, he is the founding editor of the monthly newsletter Harvard Men’s Health Watch, where he writes frequently about prostate disease and erectile dysfunction. He is also the author of six consumer health books, including The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men’s Health and The No Sweat Exercise Plan: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, and Live Longer.

Cora N. Sternberg, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Dr. Sternberg is an internationally respected leader in medical oncology and urologic cancer. She is Chief of the Department of Medical Oncology at the San Camillo-Foranini Hospital and an Adjunct Professor at La Sapienza University, both in Rome. The Scientific Coordinator of many international conferences, Dr. Sternberg is an elected board member of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer and serves as Coordinator for Genitourinary Oncology Education for the European Society for Medical Oncology. She has authored numerous scientific articles and co-edited three textbooks and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals.

Anthony L. Zietman, M.D.
Dr. Zietman is a Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School and a radiation oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition, he is President of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, serves on the genitourinary committee of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, and is a Trustee of the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Zietman’s research interests include the role of active surveillance, brachytherapy, hormone therapy, and proton beam therapy in the treatment of prostate cancer. He has authored more than 100 articles and reviews on many aspects of genitourinary cancer.