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We hope that you’re enjoying the summer season and doing well. The arrival of the
August issue of the
newsletter is a reminder that
September – Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
– is fast approaching!
Please join us at the next
Prostate Cancer Pathways for Patients and Caregivers
event in Englewood, NJ, on Saturday, September 29.
This free event/webcast will provide a brief overview of men’s wellness and health risks including prostate cancer, followed by medical experts presenting educational content for managing prostate cancer that’s newly diagnosed, recurring, or advanced. We’ll also feature a presentation led by Dr. Anne Katz on sex and intimacy relative to prostate cancer.
Register to attend
in person, or watch the online webcast with live audio and video from the event.
And check out the
from the June 23rd Seattle Pathways event.
Content from the entire day is cataloged with a link to specific segments noted by topic for quick and easy access.
We’re excited to announce that
registration is now open for the
14th Annual SEA Blue Chicago Prostate Cancer Walk & Run
in Lincoln Park on Sunday, September 9. It’s an important opportunity for raising prostate cancer awareness during the month of September (Prostate Cancer Awareness Month) and for raising funds that help support the work of Us TOO. If you can’t attend in-person, please consider registering as a virtual mover at no charge and inviting your network of friends and family to support an activity of your choice in recognition of SEA Blue.
Registration is also open for the
2018 PCRI Prostate Cancer Patient Conference
. Hosted at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott on September 7-9, the PCRI conference is a full-featured educational experience for prostate cancer patients and caregivers. Each day consists of easy-to-understand presentations from prostate cancer experts in every field, extended Q+A sessions, treatment-based breakout sessions, and support groups that cover every major prostate cancer topic.
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.
Calls are free and participants are not required to share their identity with the group.
Find more information
on how to join a call.
The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER)
is an independent nonprofit organization that works to access the clinical effectiveness and value of drugs.
ICER is developing a report on anti-androgen drugs for high-risk prostate cancer.
The ICER Draft Evidence Report
on treatments for high-risk prostate cancer includes enzalutamide (Xtandi®, Astellas and Medivation), abiraterone acetate (Zytiga®, Janssen), and apalutamide (Erleada™, Janssen). It’s open to public comment until August 9, 2018. For more information on submitting a public comment, please visit the
ICER stakeholder engagement page
is a new FREE app for mobile devices. It’s designed to
help manage life with cancer
by connecting with loved ones, asking for help, improving communication with doctors, and staying organized – all in one place.
Also, be sure to check out
, a new website with educational content on several types of cancer, including
ake care, stay cool, and let us know how we can help you with prostate cancer educational resources and support services.
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
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