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We are pleased to provide you with the April issue of the Hot SHEET newsletter. For those that subscribe to receive the physical copy of the Hot SHEET, we have begun sending those out again, and you should receive your copy in the mail soon. (You can always access current and past issues at https://ustoo.org/Read-the-HotSheet-Newsletter).

The second webinar in our series, "What is Right for Me in My Prostate Cancer Treatment?" is a discussion on the topic of Shared Decision Making. Making the right decisions on prostate cancer testing, treatment, and management of side effects can be challenging for any man and his partner. This webinar will address some of the concerns associated with the prostate cancer journey and provide some guidance on building a support team and making informed decisions. The event will feature Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG - University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Aisha T. Langford, PhD, MPH - Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, Co-Director, CTSI Recruitment and Retention Core, NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Stacy Loeb, and Dr. Adam B. Murphy will be our Q&A host. The webinar series is sponsored by Astellas Pfizer. Join us Thursday, April 22, 7:00 - 8:30pm Central. Register at www.ustoo.org/mypcawebinar.

Video is available of the first webinar in the series, a discussion on the topic of Bone Health and Nutrition, recorded on February 25th and featuring Gregory Lewis, MD - Senior Urologist at Advanced Urology Associates and AUA Prostate Cancer Center; and Christine M. Palumbo, RDN, FAND - Nutrition Consultant. The event was moderated by Jamie Kearns, MD - Assistant Professor of Urology at Atrium Health and Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC. The event was sponsored by Amgen. You can access the video at: https://youtu.be/rWJNsdF-MRU

Video is now available of our March 25th webinar on diet-related health disparities within the Black community, with an important conversation about nutrition and its impact on prostate, sexual, heart, and overall health. The event featured: Dr. Columbus D. Batiste, Dr. Edwin K. McDonald, Dr. Adam B. Murphy, and Dr. Stacy Loeb. This webinar was part of Us TOO’s new Black Men's Prostate Cancer Initiative to decrease health outcome disparities in prostate cancer treatment in the Black community through support and education. The event was sponsored by Pfizer Foundation, Janssen, and State of Illinois. View the video at https://youtu.be/1w0-Bz6ywjE

Are you in need of prostate cancer support? Find a virtual support group, which you can join from any location, at https://www.ustoo.org/virtual-ustoo-support-groups.

Join Us TOO New York on April 15th at 6pm Eastern for their presentation: "Is There a Place for Psychiatric Medication When Dealing with Prostate Cancer?" The featured speaker will be Andrew J. Roth, MD - Attending Psychiatrist and Training Program Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine. Detailed information/instructions on how to sign up and access this meeting can be found at www.ustoonewyork.org.

A-EX²-PRO: Attitudes, experiences and expectations of people with prostate cancer is a scientific project put together by Don't Be Patient. Through taking part you may be helping to ensure improved understanding of the needs and experiences of people with prostate cancer. For more information and to take the survey, visit https://ciuro.net/prostat_survey-lpus2.

Keep up with the latest important information on COVID and prostate cancer, including Dr. Mark Moyad's continuing series of articles on the topic, at https://www.ustoo.org/covid.


Thank you for reading. Best wishes to you,
Marty Chakoian and the Us TOO Team

Marty Chakoian, Board Chair
James Hutson, Development Director
Tracy Cameron, Office Manager
Terri Likowski, Program Director - Support Group Services
Tim Mix, Communications Director
Rebecca Bouck, Project Manager