We hope that this email and the
October issue of the
find you doing well as we enter the last week of September – Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Let’s continue the momentum to raise awareness for prostate cancer by recognizing that it’s an ongoing effort that can only be successful if we make a conscious decision to talk about prostate cancer all year long.
If you haven’t already done so, please help the Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN) learn more about challenges that confront
prostate cancer patients looking for financial assistance
to cover out-of-pocket costs for medications.
to take a survey, which requires only about five minutes, but must be completed by Friday, September 29.
An investigational clinical study of Focal MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment of Localized Intermediate-Risk Prostate Lesions is currently
enrolling men with Gleason 7 prostate cancer
to learn more about the PCa003 Study.
We’re very excited to provide The
Us TOO Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Finder
. It simplifies the process of identifying clinical trials by matching a patient’s profile with relevant clinical trials. Patient information can be entered online or on the phone by calling a toll-free number to speak with clinical trial navigators who speak English or Spanish!
to check it out.
We were pleased to host the
Community Conversation on Prostate Cancer in Wilmington, NC
, on Saturday, September 23, in collaboration with
local support group leader George Gardner.
The event addressed the importance of informed decision making for patients and caregivers specific to PSA testing, active surveillance, treatment options for all phases of prostate cancer from an initial diagnosis to advancing disease, and management of side effects.
We’d like to thank George Gardner and
everyone who attended, along with Grace United Methodist Church,
and physician presenters Dr. Britt Zimmerman, Dr. Michael Papagikos, and Dr. Justin Markow w
ith New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and event sponsors Bayer, Janssen Oncology, Pfizer Oncology / Astellas and Genomic Health
. Please join us for the
next Community Conversation on Prostate Cancer in Englewood, NJ (NYC metro) on Saturday, November 11.
Here are a few more prostate cancer education and awareness events that may be of interest to you:
- Fri. 9/29/17, 3:00 pm Eastern Time - Tweet chat hosted by our Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer! Host tweets will be sent from the @KnowYourStats handle using the hashtag #KYStatsChat.
- Mon. 10/2/17, 7:15 pm Eastern Time - Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group Meeting AND Free Online Webcast on Radiation Therapy (CLICK HERE)
- Sat. 10/14/17 – Sun. 10/15/17 in Branchport, NY (Finger Lakes): Free Men’s Prostate Cancer Retreat (CLICK HERE)
- Tues. 10/24/17, 6:50 pm Central Time - Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group Meeting AND Free Online Webcast on Chemotherapy (CLICK HERE)
Thank you again to all who participated in the
13th Annual SEA Blue Chicago Prostate Cancer Walk & Run
in Lincoln Park on Sunday, September 10. If you haven’t already done so, please
to donate to the event or a participant. To see incentive prizes in recognition of individual fundraisers at various donation levels
Take care, enjoy the seasonal transition into autumn, and let us know how we can help you with prostate cancer educational resources and support services.
All the best,