Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH, presented “Sarcopenia in the Prostate Cancer Patient” during the 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update on January 23rd, 2020 in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

How to cite: Moyad, Mark A. Sarcopenia in the Prostate Cancer Patient” January 23rd, 2020. Accessed Jul 2024.​​/

Sarcopenia in the Prostate Cancer Patient – Summary:

Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH, the Jenkins/Pokempner Director of Complementary/Alternative Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in the Department of Urology, discusses the consequences of androgen-deprivation therapy-related skeletal muscle loss. He goes on to discuss the prevalence of sarcopenia in prostate cancer patients, the clinical studies demonstrating the efficacy of incorporating exercise for the prevention or mitigation of sarcopenia, as well as the benefits and limitations of diet and over the counter supplements for the prevention of sarcopenia.

About The 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update:

The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 1990, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. It is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Moyad delivered this educational activity during the 30th iteration of the meeting in January 2020.

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Dr. Moyad’s mission is to promote a greater attention to comprehensive lifestyle changes to improve overall mental, physical, and spiritual wellness along with contributing to more objective education on dietary supplements, OTC, and other potential health options. This has been the focus of his research, writings, and lectures his entire career. He occupies an endowed position, which was originally created and funded by the individuals he has empowered over the past 25+ years. He is the Jenkins/Pokempner Director of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Education at the University of Michigan Medical Center in the Department of Urology. This was one of the first endowments of its kind created for a doctor at a major medical center. Dr. Moyad has always considered himself to be first, and foremost, a public health educator with an expertise in clinical/medical epidemiology. Dr. Moyad received his medical education from the University of South Florida College of Public Health and the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is the primary author of over 150 medical journal publications on lifestyle changes and supplements, the past Editor-in-Chief of the medical journal Seminars in Preventive & Alternative Medicine, past CAM course director for a variety of medical societies, continues to be a guest editor and provide peer review for multiple medical journals, and he has given thousands of lectures around the world to the public and health care professionals in virtually every medical specialty and major medical center. Dr. Moyad is the author or co-author of 15 academic and consumer books, and now interviews other health experts on a variety of global wellness topics to enhance notable health care professional and patient education sources. He is also honored to be the moderator of one of the largest patient conferences held twice a year in Los Angeles, California, and has provided educational clinical research updates for the last 20+ years to health care professionals and national patient advocacy groups.