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 is the ADT Program?

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 do I register?

Please register by calling the person listed below for that site:

  • Jehan Mustafa at 403-943-8888 (Calgary)

  • Dr. Deborah McLeod at 902-473-2964 (Halifax)

  • Arsh Randhawa at 416-946-4501 ext. 2598 (Toronto)

  • Rachelle Kosokowsky at 306-655-2197 (Saskatoon)

  • Tristan Bilash at 306-766-2862 (Regina)

IN PERSON Sessions:

Where are they held?

If you are located near any of the following sites you can attend the program in person. Sessions are offered monthly.

  • Calgary—Prostate Cancer Centre

  • Halifax—QE II Health Sciences Centre

  • Toronto—Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


ONLINE Sessions:

Sessions are available every 3-4 weeks

Register Below. *Space is limited and prioritized for Canadians, but will be open to others when classes are not filled.


The next online sessions will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd, Thursday, February 21st, and Wednesday, March 20th, all at 3:00 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 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.

The development of an earlier version of the online ADT Educational Program was supported by TrueNTH Canada, awarded by Prostate Cancer Canada and proudly funded by the Movember Foundation.


Hear from patients and partners about their experience of the ADT Educational Program.


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