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Latest News from the ISSM - May 20, 2016 Member Login
In Memoriam: Dr. Graham Jackson

The ISSM is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of our colleague Dr. Graham Jackson on April 28, 2016.

He had a debilitating illness which he fought bravely and without complaint, working and sending messages right up to the very last minute.

Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues who will miss his humour, goodwill, sound advice, and caring nature. He is irreplaceable and a great loss to the field of medicine.

Please click here to read more about Dr. Jackson and his accomplishments.

Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer More Likely to Have Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common in men who have survived childhood cancer, American researchers say.

Cancer treatments, such as pelvic surgery and radiation, could play a role in later sexual health, they added. 

Their study, an article in press to be published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine, involved 1,622 adult male cancer survivors and 271 brothers. Each man completed the Male Health Questionnaire (MHQ) which included the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF). 

Overall, ED risk was 2.6 times higher for childhood cancer survivors when compared to the siblings. 

Men who had testicular radiation doses of at least 10 Gy and those who had surgery on the spinal cord, nerves, prostate, or pelvis were at higher risk for ED.

“Understanding sexual concerns of men who have survived childhood cancer will allow treating clinicians to better predict subsequent health effects in men for future generations and provide treatment for those who develop difficulties,” wrote the study authors. 

More details are available here. 

New ISSM Members in China May Be Eligible for "2-For-1" Membership Promotion

Health professionals who live or work and China may be eligible for a "2-For-1" membership program. Get two years of ISSM membership for the price of one!

Please note that the following terms and conditions apply:

• The promotion applies only to health professionals living or working in China.

• Only those who have never been an ISSM member or those who have terminated their ISSM membership in good standing (no unpaid fees) and have not been an ISSM member for at least two years can apply for the ISSM “2 for 1” membership promotion.

• The promotion is valid for new applications received from May 1, 2016 until September 30, 2016.

• All ISSM membership benefits will apply from the moment you become a member until December 31, 2017.

• Membership dues are payable for the first year on admission to membership (2016) and waived for the second year (2017). Starting in 2018, dues are payable annually.

• Any person eligible for membership will be admitted only on the approval of the Board of Directors.

It's easy to apply for membership!  Get all the details here.

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