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We are pleased to provide you with the March issue of the Hot SHEET newsletter. For those that subscribe to receive the physical copy of the Hot SHEET, we have begun sending those out again, and you should receive your copy in the mail soon. (You can always access current and past issues at https://ustoo.org/Read-the-HotSheet-Newsletter).

On February 25th, we had a great kickoff to our 2021 webinar series, What is Right for Me in My Prostate Cancer Treatment? The first webinar was on the topic of Bone Health and Nutrition. We thank Gregory Lewis, MD, Christine M. Palumbo, RDN, FAND, and Jamie Kearns, MD for being a part of the this valuable discussion. Thanks also to Amgen for their generous sponsorship of the webinar. Video of the webinar will be available soon. Keep an eye on your email for updates, and for announcements on the next webinar in our series.

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.

Us TOO is excited to embark on a new initiative to decrease health disparity outcomes in prostate cancer treatment and raise awareness in the African American community. The initiative, sponsored by grants from the Pfizer Foundation, Janssen, and the State of Illinois, recently kicked off with the introduction of a new Us TOO team member, Rebecca Bouck. Rebecca comes to us with extensive experience in health education program development within underserved communities. The initiative will be holding its first webinar on March 25th, to discuss diet-related health disparities and nutrition for Black men’s health. For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca at rebeccab@ustoo.org. Welcome Rebecca to the team! 

Did you know that Us TOO hosts an online support community on Inspire? You can sign up and join us at https://www.inspire.com/groups/us-too-prostate-cancer. We have over 30,000 people in our prostate cancer community discussing topics on: newly diagnosed, treatment options, active surveillance, managing side effects, genomic testing, exercise and nutrition, partners, family, friends and caregivers, prostate cancer and intimacy, screening and early detection, recurrence/advanced disease, military veterans/Agent Orange, clinical trials, advocacy, local support group leaders, in memoriam, and prostate cancer news.
 
Join Prostate Forum of Orange County for a webinar on the Role of Genetic Testing in Prostate Cancer with Dr. Richard Lam of Prostate Oncology Specialists in Marina Del Rey, CA. The webinar is on March 25, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm (Pacific). To register, please email ProstateForumOC@gmail.com.

A-EX²-PRO: Attitudes, experiences and expectations of people with prostate cancer is a scientific project put together by Don't Be Patient. Through taking part you may be helping to ensure improved understanding of the needs and experiences of people with prostate cancer. For more information and to take the survey, visit https://ciuro.net/prostat_survey-lpus2.

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.


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