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We are pleased to provide you with the June issue of the Hot SHEET newsletter. You can always access current and past issues at

Webinars and Events
Video is now available of the third webinar in our series, What is Right for Me in My Prostate Cancer Treatment?, a discussion on Biomarkers. Biomarkers are measurements that give information about the activity of cancer and potential response to therapy. These can be measured in blood, but also include imaging findings. The use of biomarkers may help men personalize therapy more effectively and may contribute to understanding response to treatment. The webinar was recorded on May 20th and features Dr. Daniel Spratt - the Vincent Smith Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at UH Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. It is moderated by Dr. Alicia Morgans - Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Thanks to Astellas Pfizer for sponsoring this series. View the video at:

The fourth webinar in this series will be a discussion on the topic of Imaging. Continuing advances in imaging technology and usage can mean more accurate testing and diagnosis related to prostate cancer, and can help guide patients toward the best treatment options for them. The event will feature Brian T. Helfand MD, PhD - Chief, Division of Urology, Ronald L. Chez Family and Richard Melman Family Endowed Chair of Prostate Cancer, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL, and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL; and Laurence Klotz, MD, FRCSC - Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Sunnybrook Chair of Prostate Cancer Research and Member of the Us TOO Board of Directors. Join us as we discuss the latest on this very important topic, Thursday, June 24, 7:00 - 8:30pm Central. Register at

ZERO's inaugural Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer Symposium is Thursday, June 24th from 10:00am-2:00pm (ET). The event Keynote Speaker is Kevin Clayton, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement for the Cleveland Cavalier Operating Company. Join us to hear from Kevin and directly from members of ZERO's Racial Disparities Task Force, learn about racial disparities in prostate cancer treatment and outcomes, explore structural racism and how it affects Black men, get informed on important research programs aimed at better understanding racial disparities in prostate cancer, and hear tips on how the most high-risk men can become empowered and active participants in prostate cancer screening and treatment decision-making. This symposium will be held virtually. Register at

AnCan/Us TOO are kicking off a series of webinars focused on active surveillance at 8pm Eastern, June 29 with a program entitled: "Is Active Surveillance Safe for Black Men?" This is an important topic in a time of growing concern about equity in health care. The program will feature Anthony Henry, a Black man from Toronto who has been on AS for five years and is Vice President of the Walnut Foundation; Willie Underwood III, MD, a high-profile Black urologist who opted for surgery; and Brandon Mahal, MD, a leading researcher on health equity issues and AS at the University of Miami. Register at

On June 3rd, we presented the Black Men's Prostate Cancer Initiative's second webinar: "What Black Men Need to Know About Prostate Cancer: The Science Behind the Statistics and Ways to Improve Health Outcomes." We thank presenters: Yaw Nyame, MD - Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Robert Ginyard - Prostate Cancer Survivor and Chairman of the Board at ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, Baltimore, MD; and Jamie Kearns, MD - Assistant Professor of Urology at Atrium Health and Levine Cancer Institute, Charlotte, NC. Thanks also to our sponsors: Pfizer Foundation, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Astellas, and The State of Illinois. Please watch your email for the video link, which we will send soon. 

Prostate Cancer Calendar
The Prostate Cancer Calendar webpage is a new resource for the prostate cancer community. Our hope is that this will become the go-to webpage for all events related to prostate cancer and patient support, education, advocacy, and awareness. If you are looking for a prostate cancer event, please monitor the calendar, as updates will happen regularly. If you have a support group, webinar, seminar, or other prostate cancer event that will benefit the community, please post it to the calendar at

SEA BLUE 2021 is On!
We are very excited to have announced that the 2021 SEA Blue Chicago Prostate Cancer Walk and Run is on! We are happy we will be able to finally see everyone's lovely faces again in person this September 26th in Lincoln Park. Be sure to mark your calendars! More information will be coming to you soon, so watch your email. In the meantime, relive some SEA Blue memories... View video of the 2020 virtual event at

New Podcast
We are excited about a new podcast produced by friends of ours in Chicago. Prostate Cancer: REAL TALK has just launched, and will offer a regular series of podcasts specifically for those affected by prostate cancer. The first episode has just been posted, and future episodes will feature Jim Schraidt and Dr. Adam Murphy from the Us TOO Board. Learn more about this show and listen to the first episode, which introduces the show and hosts El and Shay who describe their journey with battling prostate cancer as a couple, at
Study on Device to Help with Hot Flashes
Are you experiencing hot flashes as a result of prostate cancer treatment? Men are needed to participate in supporting a study on hot flashes in men with prostate cancer (EMBR). The study entails using a wearable device to provide cooling on the wrist and reduce hot flashes. All recruitment and study follow up is done remotely. These materials have been IRB approved. If you are interested, please visit to create an account and see if you are eligible.

Support Groups
Are you in need of prostate cancer support? Find a virtual support group, which you can join from any location, at

Us TOO announces a new support group. A Prostate Cancer Forum for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Men and Caregivers is an ongoing virtual online support group series which provides those who are affected by prostate cancer and are Deaf or hard of hearing with important peer-to-peer support. The monthly virtual group meetings will use American Sign Language (ASL), there will not be any voice interpreting or captioning provided for the group. Contact Terri Likowski at to reserve your spot. Please note that space is limited.

We are excited to announce that we are putting together a Spanish language prostate cancer support group for men and their caregivers. The group will meet once a month, with the first meeting happening in June. This is a virtual group which can be accessed by internet or phone from any location. To sign up for the group, please email Terri at Space is limited.

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

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