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We are pleased to provide you with the February issue of the Hot SHEET newsletter. Please note – if you subscribe to receive the physical copy of the Hot SHEET, we have temporarily suspended that distribution due to COVID restrictions. We will start sending the physical copies again as soon as it is safe to do so and will continue to send out the digital version of the newsletter during this time. (You can always access current and past issues at https://ustoo.org/Read-the-HotSheet-Newsletter).

February 4th is World Cancer Day. This initiative is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). "By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalyzing personal, collective and government action, we're working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equal for all - no matter who you are or where you live." For more information, activities, or ways to get involved, visit https://www.worldcancerday.org.
 
Us TOO is proud to offer our 2021 webinar series, What is Right for Me in My Prostate Cancer Treatment? The first webinar in this series is a discussion on the topic of Bone Health and Nutrition. Some prostate cancer treatments are known to adversely affect bone density and make men more susceptible to fractures and breaks. But there are things we can do to strengthen and protect our bones, and therefore help us to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. Often overlooked, the role your diet can play may surprise you. Participants include: Gregory Lewis, MD - Senior Urologist at Advanced Urology Associates and AUA Prostate Cancer Center; Christine M. Palumbo, RDN, FAND - Nutrition Consultant; and moderator Jamie Kearns, MD - Assistant Professor of Urology at Atrium Health and Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC. Join us Thursday, February 25, 7:00 - 8:30pm Central. Register at www.ustoo.org/mypcawebinar

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.
 
We are looking for someone to regularly host a Spanish language virtual prostate cancer support group for Us TOO. If interested, please contact Terri Likowski at terril@ustoo.org

Join Prostate Cancer Foundation for their 5th Annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show. This free virtual event will take place on February 4 at 7pm Eastern Time and will combine the excitement of a runway show with a discussion about men’s health and prostate cancer awareness. RSVP at http://pcf.org/bluejacket.

Join CancerCare for "Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer" on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 1:30 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time. This free CancerCare Connect® Education Workshop is for people living with metastatic prostate cancer, their families, partners, caregivers, friends and health care professionals. Listen to this workshop over the telephone or connect to our webcast online. Register at www.cancercare.org/connect.

Veterans - check out the COVID Coach mobile app from the National Center for PTSD. This app was designed for Veterans, but most content can be used by anyone, to help with self-care practices during times of COVID. Topics included are: self-help and coping; managing your well-being; setting and tracking personal goals; getting support when you need it; and much more. For info, or to download the app, visit https://www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/mobile/COVID_coach_app.asp

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.

Finally, we have had some changes to the Us TOO Board of Directors, with new leadership and some new members. The new Executive Committee is made up of myself as Board Chair, John Fortin as Vice Chair, Alan Goldman as Treasurer and Jon Poindexter as Secretary. New Board members (from 2020 and 2021) include: Dr. Heather Cheng, Associate Professor in Medicine (Oncology) at the University of Washington; Dr. Jamie Kearns, Assistant Professor of Urology at Atrium Health and Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC; Dr. Laurence Klotz, former Chief of Urology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and former President of the Urological Research Society and the Canadian Urological Association; Dr. Stacy Loeb, Professor of Urology and Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine and the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Dr. Adam B. Murphy, Assistant Professor of Urology and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern Medicine; and Dr. Lester J. Raff, Medical Director and founder of the laboratory for UroPartners, LLC. We welcome these new Board members. Stuart Gellman and Jim Schraidt will also continue serving on the Board. For more information about any of these members, please visit https://ustoo.org/Leadership-And-Staff.


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