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We hope that you’re doing well and enjoying the start to the summer season! We’re pleased to provide you with some of the latest prostate cancer news articles and related columns in the June 2019 Hot SHEET newsletter from Us TOO. 

If you are the wife or female partner of a man with prostate cancer, we invite you to join a conference call to connect with other women facing similar challenges. Because prostate cancer is a couple's disease, the woman is often subject to her own concerns in addition to those she shares with her partner.  A Forum for Her is an ongoing series of conference calls and invitation-only Facebook group that provides women with important peer-to-peer support. For more information, visit To register, email or call 336-842-3578. 

Based on the success of A Forum for Her and requests for a similar service for the gay community, we are pleased to introduce A Prostate Cancer Forum for Gay Men and Their Partners. This ongoing conference call series from Us TOO will provide gay men and their partners with important peer-to-peer support. Calls will begin in late June. To reserve your spot and get the call-in information, email or call 336-842-3578.

Prostate cancer support groups provide a valuable opportunity to connect with others for education, support and perspective on managing every aspect of the disease – from testing to active surveillance, treatment options and side effect management. Us TOO has a network of more than 200 support groups in the U.S. and abroad. We thank all of the support group leaders and encourage men diagnosed with prostate cancer to find an Us TOO support group at

Us TOO partners with Answer Cancer Foundation, the first virtual, real time, call-in peer-to-peer support group platform providing online access from a computer, mobile device or telephone. In addition to calls each month focused on high-risk/recurrent/advanced disease, low-risk/intermediate prostate cancer, AnCan is now hosting an Active Surveillance Prostate Cancer virtual support group. Calls will be on the first Wednesday of every month at 8:00 pm Eastern. Find details at:

Summer will fly by and, sooner than we think, it will be September - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month! Registration is now open at: for the 15th Annual SEA Blue Chicago Prostate Cancer Walk & Run. SEA is an acronym for Support, Educate and Advocate; and blue is to prostate cancer as pink is to breast cancer. Attend in-person or, if you cannot attend the event, register as a virtual mover/fundraiser at no charge. For a glimpse into what makes this event so special for so many people, check out the video at:

The Us TOO Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Finder (
simplifies the process of identifying clinical trials by matching a patient’s profile with relevant clinical trials at no charge. We are excited to share that the site has been upgraded to the latest web application version and features a new layout with the option to “Pre-Screen Now” from within the Trial Summary; and a new questionnaire layout for better navigation and easier access from mobile devices. 

IRONMAN ( is a registry recruiting 5,000 men with advanced prostate cancer from 9 countries. More than 366,000 men die of prostate cancer globally every year. Research on a man's type of prostate cancer, treatment and side effects will help inform what causes prostate cancer, how to stop or slow its progression, and how to provide the best possible care to enable men to live the best quality life possible.  

The Metastatic Prostate Cancer Project ( is a nationwide genomic research study for men with metastatic and/or advanced prostate cancer. Patients can join online and participate by sharing their medical information and samples. The project’s goal is to release new data to help researchers better understand metastatic and advanced prostate cancer, and accelerate discoveries. 

On June 8, The California Prostate Coalition and UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center will present The 2019 Patient Conference on Prostate Cancer in San Francisco. Get more information at:

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