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We hope that you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving celebration. As we enter the holiday season, we are happy to provide you with some of the latest prostate cancer information in the December 2019 issue of the Hot SHEET .

On November 9, we were pleased to present the  Prostate Cancer Pathways event and webcast in Chicago . Prostate cancer medical experts covered various topics identified as most important to men with prostate cancer, based on recent survey responses from Us TOO support group leaders.

Presentations and panel discussions addressed:
  • Active Surveillance
  • Surgical Options & Side Effects
  • Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy
  • Prostate Cancer & the Penis
  • Prostate Cancer Patient Perspective
  • Genetics & Prostate Cancer
  • Advanced Prostate Cancer
  • Genomic/Molecular Testing & Bone Strength

Watch for the video coming soon!

We’d like to thank all Pathways event attendees  and the online webcast audience, event hosts Northwestern Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, prostate cancer survivor and Us TOO support group leader Cliff Whall, medical expert presenters Nelson Bennett, Jr., MD; Maha Hussain, MD, FACP, FASCO; Shilajit D. Kundu, MD; Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH; Sean Sachdev, MD; David J. VanderWeele, MD, PhD; Genetic Counselor Carmen Williams; and event sponsors SANOFI GENZYME, Astellas/Pfizer Oncology, Amgen, Genomic Health, Clovis Oncology, Dendreon, Advanced Accelerator Applications, Foundation Medicine, and Timm Medical Technologies Inc. 

Video is now available from the Us TOO Prostate Cancer Pathways event and webcast presented in Detroit on October 12 , featuring content from panel discussions on:

  • Biochemical Recurrent Prostate Cancer
  • Testosterone (the Fuel for Prostate Cancer)
  • Sexual Dysfunction  
  • Imaging & Scanning
  • Active Surveillance
  • Surgery 
  • Radiation
  • Hormone Therapy 
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Bone Health
  • PSA & Immunotherapy

Check out video from the entire webcast or segments labeled by specific topics for quick and easy access.

If you haven’t already done so,  we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the value of the Prostate Cancer Care Team Hub ! It’s a new tool designed to help men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their loved ones build the best healthcare team for their fight against prostate cancer. The Hub is the result of collaboration between Us TOO and a wide range of healthcare professionals and organizations. The goal is to provide information about various prostate cancer specialists who may be needed along the journey of prostate cancer care and treatment.

Men with prostate cancer who have recently started or are about to start hormone therapy, and their caregivers, are invited to register for “Life on ADT,” a free 90-minute online interactive webinar. Canadian attendees receive a free copy of the book: " Androgen Deprivation Therapy: An Essential Guide for Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones.”   Register online or send an email to: .

Throughout the year, Us TOO offers hope to the prostate cancer community through educational resources, support services and personal connections provided at no charge. With your help this season, we can empower others with knowledge and give the gift of hope: 
Hope  to those affected by prostate cancer.
Hope  to those who love them.
Hope  by providing the knowledge to make informed decisions for managing this disease in the best way possible for each individual.
Hope  during this holiday season and throughout the entire year. 

We wish you a happy holiday season! Let us know how we can help you through Us TOO educational resources, support services and personal connections to others in the prostate cancer community. 

All the best,

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