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MUIH PCE Lecture Series: SNP Away Prostate Cancer: A Genomic Approach to Prostate Cancer is a Course

MUIH PCE Lecture Series: SNP Away Prostate Cancer: A Genomic Approach to Prostate Cancer


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MUIH PCE Lecture Series: SNP Away Prostate Cancer: A Genomic Approach to Prostate Cancer

Format:  On-Demand, Self-Paced Lecture

Time to Complete: 1 hour

CEUs:  1 CEU (Nutritionists, NDs)

Credential: Certificate of Participation

Lecture Overview:

In partnership with Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association (MNDA), the MUIH Nutrition Department presented the 2018 Nutrition Symposium, Nutritional Genomics in Clinical Practice. 

The field of nutrigenomics emphasizes the critical intersection of nutrition and genetic expression, and MUIH’s symposium centered specifically on translating nutrigenomics information for the clinician and clinical practice. The recorded presentation from the symposium by Dr. Ralph Esposito will allow you to learn the science behind the field and gain practical skills to apply in practice to meet the growing patient and client demand for information. 

This presentation identifies various Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and their implication in prostate cancer (CaP). Currently the screening for CaP with PSA is unreliable and controversial. Many men are now opting out of invasive CaP procedures (Chemo, radiation, ADT, prostatectomy) and deciding on Active Surveillance. This population of men most benefit from analyzing their genomic information to identify their risks for aggressive CaP and to tailor their treatment using nutrigenomics in their treatment, surveillance, and prevention of CaP. There is also a discussion potentiating conventional treatments such as chemo and ADT via nutrigenomics and prostate tissue genetic testing will also be addressed. 

In this presentation, you will learn about highly significant genetic markers and SNPs related to prostate cancer; the role of androgens, estrogen and their respective receptors in prostate cancer; implementing systems biology and nutrigenomics in the prevention, management, and treatment of prostate cancer; the conventional treatments for prostate cancer including chemotherapeutics, androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), radiation, prostatectomy, and active surveillance with respect to genomic insights; and how to utilize SNP and genomic testing (Oncotype, Prolaris, Decipher, Conifrm MDx) to manage men on active surveillance or pro-active CaP treatment.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Ralph Esposito is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and functional medicine practitioner specializing in Integrative Urology and Men’s Health. His precise and personalized style embodies a systems-based approach to medicine. He has been published and is a peer reviewer in well-respected medical journals. Furthermore, Dr. Esposito has authored several medical textbook chapters and has designed education modules for health professionals specifically on urologic conditions, fitness, and male health. He has trained and collaborates in research at NYU Integrative and Functional Urology Center. Dr. Esposito also holds a position as adjunct professor at New York University and at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine where he lectures on integrative medicine.

What you will get:

·        Total 1 hour of lecture video

·        Lifetime access to the lecture for review & application

·        Certificate of Participation & CEUs

*CEUs should be verified with the individual professional organization(s) for which you are seeking continuing education credit.


Offering Details:

*This offering is eligible for the PCE MUIH Community Benefit program. To redeem the benefit:

·          MUIH Employees and Current MUIH Students, retrieve promo codes for use upon enrollment through MyMUIH at MUIH PCE Benefits

·          MUIH Alumni, email with your name and course/program of interest to request a promo code upon verification of alumni status.

*Note: Only one promo code may be used at a time.

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