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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Primer on Prostate Cancer
The Empowered Patient's
by Stephen B. Strum, MD & Donna Pogliano
the book jacket)
STEPHEN B. STRUM is a board-certified medical oncologist
since 1975. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
and also the American Urological Association (AUA). In 1983, Dr. Strum collaborated
with Dr. Fernand Labrie on the use of combined androgen blockade in the treatment
of prostate cancer--six years prior to FDA approval of Eulexin® (flutamide)
and Lupron® (leuprolide). As a result of this pioneering work, his entire
oncology practice was soon focused solely on prostate cancer.
has presented original clinical research at the annual meetings of ASCO and the
AUA. He has authored papers on the anemia of androgen deprivation and its correction
with erythropoietin, androgen deprivation syndrome, and intermittent androgen
In 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2000, Dr. Strum planned and moderated
four national prostate cancer conferences--directed primarily at the PC survivor
and his partner. He has volunteered his services in many forums to counsel patients
regarding their course of treatment. In October 1996, Dr. Strum co-founded the
Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI), and was the main contributor to its
Web site (www.pcri.org) and
newsletter (PCRI Insights). He is a sought-after lecturer, author and
consultant. Above all, he is passionate in his care of and for patients with prostate
cancer. Dr. Strum and his wife, Miwha, currently live in Playa del Rey, California.
POGLIANO is the partner of a warrior in the battle against prostate cancer.
She volunteers her time to counsel newly diagnosed patients who subscribe to various
Internet mailing lists.
Starting with only the dream of bringing vital
information about prostate cancer to the men and women of the prostate cancer
community, she wrote the initial draft of A Primer on Prostate Cancer
in June, 2000. This fully referenced and indexed book, complete with glossary,
is the culmination of her two-year collaboration with Dr. Stephen Strum, whose
assistance in this work has been indispensable. The completed book is a valuable
reference for patients and for their physicians.
Donna Pogliano is the
recipient of the National Prostate Cancer Coalition's Mary Lou Wright Distinguished
Leadership Award, honoring her work in raising awareness through the Governor's
Prostate Cancer Proclamation Project. She has also been inducted into the Honourary
Order of the Walnut for her work as a prostate cancer activist.
Pogliano lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her son Gian and with her favorite
patient and prostate cancer poster boy, Dick. Their story is Empowering