NTxPCC
Prostate Cancer Symposium 2020 

Program

10:00 am        Registration

10:30 am        Opening

10:45 am        Kevin Courtney, MD, PhD:                               PSMA Theranostics

11:45 am        NTxPCC Award

12:00 pm        Lunch

  1:15 pm       Mona Robbins, PhD

                      One Step at a Time: 

                            Compassion and Care in Cancer"

   2:30 pm       Tom Hulsey
                        Conquering  Cancer: 
                               Survive to Thrive
                               #MindsetMatters

 4:00 pm                   Tour of the 
                   Texas Center for Proton Therapy
                                       (optional)

 Symposium 2020, Sponsors and Exhibitors





 

Dr. Courtney received his M.D. and his Ph.D. in Molecular Cancer Biology from Duke University through the Medical Scientist Training Program. 
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.


Dr. Mona Robbins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Licensed Psychologist for the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC). Her expertise is based in an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Howard University and a doctoral degree in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Her additional post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas has aided in her developmental understanding of psychological factors that impact medical condition management

As Psycho-Oncology Programming Lead, Dr. Robbins is involved in program development and enhancing access of psychological interventions for oncology patients. In her role, she heads the SCCC psycho-oncology efforts for clinical service and trainee development. Health and behavior evaluations, psychotherapy interventions, and treatment planning are provided with a focus on dynamics that influence health promotion such as:

Adherence to Medical Regimen
Body Image & Self-Esteem
Cancer Survivorship
Cognitive Effects from Chemotherapy
End-of-Life Care & Spiritual Resolve
Emotional Impact of Diagnosis & Management
Financial Burden & Hardship
Pain & Stress Management
Quality of Life Enhancement

On his birthday in 2015, Tom Hulsey heard these dreaded words from his doctor, “you have cancer.” The diagnosis sent him into a tailspin. Having lost his best friend to prostate cancer the year before, he was ready to quit, to not even try to fight the disease. Why is this important? He is not a quitter, yet this bad news overwhelmed him.  What changed? Loved ones and friends gave Tom ways and reasons to live. One reason was to be around to walk his daughter down the aisle.

After completing his cancer recovery goals, including the IRONMAN and walking his daughter down the aisle, Tom dedicated his life to helping others through philanthropy. He serves on the Board at Dallas-based Mary Crowley Cancer Research (“hope lives here”), Peer Reviewer & Mentor for the DoD’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) and Board Member at ZERO The End of Prostate Cancer.

Tom was the recipient of the 2019 Lauren Beam Philanthropy Award at the New York University School of Professional Studies and the Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport for his “dedication and contributions toward philanthropic efforts that resulted in significant, positive effects on the world of sports and beyond.”

Tom recently authored The Winning Mindset that Saved My Life.  It is a great story and inspirational book. Tom applies the skills and attitudes required to compete in an IRONMAN to life’s struggles. 100% of the net proceeds benefit cancer research, awareness and education. The book is rated 5 out of 5 Stars on Amazon.