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Greetings!

As we send you the May 2018 issue of the Hot SHEET newsletter, we hope that you’re doing well and enjoying the warmer weather as we move through the spring season.

If you’re a prostate cancer survivor and interested in helping to advance the progress of prostate cancer research to help conquer the disease, consider volunteering as a consumer reviewer with the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) of the Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Get more information about the DoD CDMRP program and complete the PCRP e-nomination form   (scroll down to 3rd page on the document) and submit it by May 15, if possible. (Please note that the online form must be saved to your computer and the document must be submitted as an email attachment.)  

Prostate Cancer Pathways for Patients and Caregivers is a new, free educational event and webcast series from Us TOO International. Please join us for our first Pathways event in Seattle on Saturday, June 23. Get more information and register to attend in person, or watch the online webcast with live audio and video from the event.
 
If you missed the recent webinar on  The Metastatic Prostate Cancer Project , watch the  recorded video of the presentation   led by Dr. Eliezer Van Allen, the project's Principal Investigator. This project takes a new and different approach to speed up cancer research by asking men, who are managing metastatic and/or advanced prostate cancer, to share their samples and clinical information. 

Because prostate cancer can be a couple’s disease, a woman may be subject to her own concerns in addition to those she shares with her husband/partner. A Forum for Her is a regular conference call series (and invitation-only Facebook group) from Us TOO which provides women with important peer-to-peer support.

As you look ahead to spring  online shopping for Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, and Father’s Day , please consider using AmazonSmile to help raise funds for Us TOO at no additional cost to you . AmazonSmile has all of the same merchandise that’s offered on Amazon, and at the same price. But AmazonSmile will donate 0.5 percent of your purchase amount to help Us TOO. There’s no additional cost to you and no limit on the transaction amount. Simply select Us TOO International as your charity of choice. 

LivingWith  is a new FREE app for mobile devices. It’s designed to manage life with cancer  by helping you to connect with loved ones, ask for help, improve communication with doctors, and stay organized – all in one place.

Cancer Care and the National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions (NASPCC) are offering a free 15-week online support group starting June 1st for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
 
Take care and let us know how we can help you with educational resources, support services, and personal connections to others in the prostate cancer community.


All the best, 



Chuck Strand, Chief Executive Officer
Jackie Konieczka, Office Manager
Terri Likowski, Program Director - Support Group Services
Tim Mix, Communications Manager
Amy Woods, Director of Development