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Dr. Schaeffer discusses his involvement with best-selling prostate cancer book

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“I was of course flattered when Dr. Walsh and Janet Worthington approached me to take the lead on editing and writing this fifth version of the book,” says Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD.

In this video, Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD, discusses how he came to be involved with the book “Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer.” Schaeffer is chair and Harold Binstein Professor of Urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

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I'm really excited to have increased involvement in the fifth edition of “Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer.” About every 5 years, there's been a refresh of the book. About 20 years ago, my mentor Dr. Patrick Walsh and Janet Worthington got together and wrote a book, which was a patient-facing guide for patients and their families to understand prostate cancer from A to Z. It rapidly became the best-selling book on Amazon in this area. And with each of the different refreshes, it just got better and better. And in the last version, the fourth version of the book, I was able to participate and craft several of the chapters. I was very motivated to do that, because many of my patients had used that book as really like a North Star. So I was of course flattered when Dr. Walsh and Janet Worthington approached me to take the lead on editing and writing this fifth version of the book. [It was] a true honor for my mentor to ask me to do that with him, for him, and for our patients. It was a spectacular opportunity to do that, and a true pleasure to work with Janet Worthington, who really is a mastermind of taking cold, hard facts and science and really communicating them in a language that a layperson can understand well. [I was] very excited to be asked to be involved with the fifth edition of the book, and really excited to put a little bit of my flavor and my spin on it, so to speak, and really bring in a couple of new components to the book and really emphasizing new areas within the field that I think will add a lot to the book.

This transcript was edited for clarity.

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