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Hartford HealthCare Doctors to be Honored at Prostate Cancer Event

November 02, 2021

A pair of Hartford HealthCare providers will be recognized for their life-saving work with prostate cancer patients as part of “ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer,” an educational and awards event sponsored by ZERO- The End of Prostate Cancer, in conjunction with the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute. The virtual Zoom event is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 6-8 p.m. Joseph Wagner, MD, chief of urology and director of robotic surgery at Hartford Hospital, and Andrew Salner, MD, FACR, FASTRO, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital, will receive ZERO’s Hartford Recognition Awards for their contributions to prostate cancer. “We are incredibly proud that our colleagues are being recognized by this national organization for their dedication to improving and saving the lives of men with prostate cancer. Both Drs. Salner and Wagner are visionaries in their fields and an integral part of the outstanding care we as an institute pledge to our patients,” said Steven Shichman, MD, physician-in-chief of Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute. The men will also speak as part of the event’s educational program. Dr. Salner’s talk, “New Trends in Radiation Management of Prostate Cancer,” will cover such topics as why patients might choose radiation over surgery, SpaceOar for minimizing the effects of radiation, and shortened treatment regiments. Dr. Wagner will speak on “Twenty Years of Robotic Outcomes.” The partnership between ZERO and Tallwood, where providers treat more cases of prostate cancer a year any other center in the state, was forged several years ago to raise awareness about the need to screen for prostate cancer, which is highly treatable when detected early enough. Annual run/walk events have been held in the past to help raise money for increased education for men and their families, free prostate screening tests and research for new treatments. “Together with ZERO, we work diligently to help bring about an end to prostate cancer and focus on raising awareness of the importance of regular testing for men, making testing available and convenient and helping men get the care they deserve when needed,” Dr. Shichman said. This year’s education event is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $25. To register, go to www.zerocancer.org/hartfordwards. Zoom log-in information will be sent after registration.