Specializing in prostate cancer patient education
I am conversant with TRUS, color Doppler ultrasound, 3T multiparametric MRI, and MRI/US fusion.
I am knowledgeable about TRUS- and MR-guided biopsies, PSA and variants, pathology, genomic testing, stage, grade, and risk stratification. I am able give clear explanations, and to put patients’ minds at ease. Patients frequently tell me, “You explained that in a way I can finally understand.”
While I am familiar with all conventional treatments, including prostatecomy approaches and radiotherapies, I have primarily worked with physicians and device manufacturers that specialize in thermal ablation of prostate tumors:
Focal laser ablation
In addition, I have working knowledge of less common therapies not used in the U.S. such as photodynamic therapy and hyperthermia.
Recovery and Follow Up
Because I have experience managing prostate cancer patients, I am aware of their issues and concerns after treatment. While only their physician can offer medical advice, I can provide support, encourage, and liaison to peer support programs.
Advanced Prostate Cancer
I am happy to speak with patients who have advanced disease to support them in working with their own specialist. Additionally, with their doctor’s agreement, I can provide patients liaison to national prostate cancer support programs, and can direct them to state-of-the-art information on the internet if they don’t know where to find it.
Karen Barrie, M.S.
511 Maple Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
- Patient Education
- Website & Blog Content
- Peer Program Development
- Marketing to patient
- Individual patient management
- Liaison with national patient programs