Helpful Links:

Mouse over texts (on all home page segments) to find clickable links which will appear in red!

> Directions & Location map

> Meetings Information
> Speakers Information
> Donate
> Contact
> Other Local Southern California Support Groups
> National PCa Links of Interest

Links to interesting articles which appeared in our 2016 Monthly Bulletins have been moved to this link,  (An edited copy of the November 2016 bulletin with intact links)

Interesting Prostate Cancer treatment related articles published or sourced by Glenn Tisman, M.D.  can be found here!

Dr. Tisman's recently launched Facebook page is linked here and his web site here and his most recent cancer newsletter here:


Answers to your Medicare Part A, B and D questions at this link:

Stay Informed

Sign up for our Monthly Programs Bulletins by regular mail or email  > Click here to sign up

Ms. Bernadette Greenwood, Researcher

Speaker: Bernadette Greenwood, Researcher

Subject: The Role of MRI and MRI-Guided Intervention in Prostate Cancer Management.

Ms. Greenwood’s topics will include:

  • The history of biopsy strategies
  • Evolution of mpMRI
  • Technical aspects of MRI-guided biopsies
  • Rationale for MRI-guided laser focal therapy of prostate cancer
  • Update on NCT 02243033 (Phase II clinical trial)

Ms. Greenwood began her medical career in Geriatrics, attending nursing school and working as a geriatric aide while still in high school.  A Combat Medic and Radiographer in the U.S. Army, she attended University of Maryland, Asian Division while stationed in Seoul, South Korea and earned a BSc in Radiologic Sciences from Adventist University.  She is currently a graduate student at the University of Edinburgh.

 With 30 years' experience in medical imaging, marketing, clinical education, regulatory affairs, product management and R&D, Ms. Greenwood conceptualized and developed focal laser interstitial thermal therapy of prostate cancer with a trans-rectal approach under MRI guidance in 2009.  Preclincal testing was conducted at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the first transrectal laser procedure on a human research subject was performed at Desert Medical Imaging in May, 2010.

In her current capacity as Director of Clinical Services at Desert Medical Imaging, Ms. Greenwood oversees clinical and research activities.  She also lectures frequently on topics related to oncologic imaging and is an internationally recognized expert in prostate MRI and MR-guided intervention.