The Androgen Deprivation Therapy Educational Program

Why have this program?

Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) is an effective treatment for prostate cancer, but has many side effects. Learn what they are and how to manage them through a free educational program.

What’s the program’s structure?

A 1.5-hour session in which patients and loved ones are introduced to ADT and its side effects. Participants get a free copy of the book Androgen Deprivation Therapy: An Essential Guide for Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones with its goal setting exercises to teach you how to manage ADT side effects.


Who can join?

This program is suitable for all patients on ADT. We encourage patients to join the program “preemptively”—i.e., before they start ADT or as soon as possible after starting on ADT. That being said, patients who have been on ADT for any length of time are still welcome to attend.


How to register?

For the following sites, please contact:

  • Jehan Mustafa 403-943-8888 (Calgary)
  • Dr. Deborah McLeod at 902-473-2964 (Halifax)
  • Arsh Randhawa at 416-946-4501 ext. 2598 (Toronto) 
  • Department of Psychosocial and Spiritual Resources at 780-643-4303 (Edmonton)

Where is it held?

Sessions are available monthly in:

  • Calgary—Prostate Cancer Centre
  • Halifax—QE II Health Sciences Centre
  • Toronto—Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Edmonton—Cross Cancer Institute
  • Online (Canada only)—Register below. *Space is limited.

The next online sessions are on April 26th, May 17th, & June 7th at 3 pm Pacific time. When you register below, please indicate if you have a partner, have or have not started ADT, and how long you have been on ADT.

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We thank Astellas Pharma Canada and AbbVie for an unrestricted educational grant to initiate the online ADT Educational Program in Canada. The online ADT Educational Program is hosted by the Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary.


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