Prostate Cancer Symposium 2017


10:30 am   Registration

11:00 am   Opening

11:15 am   Wendy Harpham, MD:

                     “Happiness in a Storm,

                       Embracing Life as a Healthy Survivor”

12:30 pm    Lunch and Booksigning

1:30 pm       NTxPCC Special Award

1:45 pm        Kevin D. Courtney, MD, PHD: 

                      “Treatment of Metastatic Prostate


3:00 pm        Ken Griffey, Sr.

                              “Finding My Voice to Speak Up"

                        Picture Session

Symposium 2016 - 
Almost a full House at the Rangers' 
Hall of Fame! 

Parking: LOT B
HoF is just across East Randol Mill Rd.,
At the South of Stadium


Dr. Wendy Harpham is a doctor of internal medicine, 26-year cancer survivor, best-selling author and nationally recognized speaker. She has devoted her career to helping patients get good care and live as fully as possible.

Dr. Kevin Courtney received his M.D. and his Ph.D. in Molecular Cancer Biology from Duke University through the Medical Scientist Training Program. After completing his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Courtney

Born, raised and educated in New York, she moved to Texas in 1979 to complete her post-graduate training in internal medicine. In 1983, she opened a solo practice at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, where she developed teaching tools to educate her patients about their illnesses and treatments.
In 1990, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. When ongoing illness forced Dr. Harpham to stop practicing medicine and redefine her career, she turned to writing and speaking as ways to continue to educate, comfort and inspire patients. In addition to her groundbreaking books and articles, Dr. Harpham has been writing a popular and award-winning regular column for Oncology Times titled “View from the Other Side of the Stethoscope.” 
After many courses of treatment, including investigational drugs received in three clinical trials, Dr. Harpham’s lymphoma has remained in remission. Limited stamina prevents her from returning to clinical medicine. 
Dr. Harpham is an adjunct professor at UT Dallas, where she teaches honors students and mentors premedical students. In her free time, she enjoys reading, classical music, visits and calls with her children, and time with her husband, Ted, the Dean of the Honors College at UTD. She looks forward to expanding her collection of commemorative thimbles, which represents all the cities in which she has done work to help patients become Healthy Survivors.

completed a clinical fellowship in medical oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He pursued post-doctoral studies in signal transduction at Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of Dr. Lewis Cantley. Following his clinical fellowship, Dr. Courtney continued on as an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and as an attending oncologist at Dana-Farber in the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology.
Dr. Courtney joined the faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2012 as an Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine. He is a member of the UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UT Southwestern Kidney Cancer Program and is the Co-Leader of the Genitourinary Oncology Disease Oriented Team. He specializes in genitourinary malignancies, with an emphasis on prostate and kidney cancer. He serves on the Genitourinary Committee of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group - American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ECOG-ACRIN). Dr. Courtney's research efforts are focused on developing clinical trials in prostate and kidney cancer to identify novel therapies and imaging methods for these cancers. 

George Kenneth "KenGriffey, Sr. is an American former professional baseball outfielder who was a member of the famed Big Red Machine. The Big Red Machine were the baseball teams of the Cincinnati Reds that dominated the National League from 1970 to 1979. The team is widely recognized as being among the best teams in baseball history. Career highlights included 2 World Series Championships, 3 All-Star selections and one All Star Game MVP.
Ken and his Hall of Fame son, outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr., were the first father and son team to appear in the same lineup.


Griffey Sr. was diagnosed with prostate cancer 11 years ago at age 55. He credits his mother with possibly saving his life by encouraging him to get his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels checked as part of his annual blood work. Ken lost four uncles to prostate cancer: “She (his mother) lost her four brothers and she always reminded us,” Griffey Sr. said; “She raised five boys and one girl, and she knew for a fact that if, later on, there might be a problem, that she wanted to make sure we understood that we needed to get checked."
The MLB’s first father-son teammates are joining forces again, but this time with Bayer to raise awareness about the "Men Who Speak Up" campaign, to get men talking about advanced prostate cancer symptoms. "Men are just embarrassed to talk about those things", Griffey Sr. said. He is hoping that this campaign helps shake the stigma surrounding prostate cancer so that men can be encouraged to not only talk about their health, but to also do something about it.

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