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We’re pleased to provide you with some of the latest  Prostate Cancer News You Can Use. Following some noteworthy information that may be of interest to you, the titles of prostate cancer news articles are listed below along with a link to the Us TOO web page that provides access to the full text for each article. 

USPSTF RECOMMENDATION
Last week the USPSTF (United States Preventive Services Task Force) issued its Final Recommendation Statement on Prostate Cancer Screening with a grade “C” for men aged 55 to 69 years (upgraded from a “D” issued in 2012) and a grade “D” recommendation against PSA-based screening for prostate cancer in men 70 years and older. The statement acknowledged that African American men and men having a father or brother with prostate cancer are more likely to develop prostate cancer, and African American men are more likely to die from prostate cancer. However, the USPSTF is not able to make a separate, specific recommendation on PSA-based screening for these high-risk groups based on the available evidence. In response to the USPSTF Final Recommendation Statement on Prostate Cancer Screening, Us TOO has developed Guidelines for PSA-Based Screening for Prostate Cancer offering additional facts and perspective for a man to consider for an informed discussion with his healthcare providers on the potential value of PSA testing for prostate cancer.

EDUCATIONAL EVENT/WEBCAST
Prostate Cancer Pathways for Patients and Caregivers is a new, free educational event and webcast series from Us TOO International. Please join us for our first Pathways event in Seattle on Saturday, June 23. The event will provide a brief overview of men’s wellness and health risks including prostate cancer, followed by medical experts presenting educational content for managing prostate cancer that’s newly diagnosed, recurring, or advanced. Symposium topics will also include genomics along with psychosocial issues related to coping with the challenges of diagnosis and treatment. Get more information and register to attend in person, or watch the online webcast with live audio and video from the event.

DOD CONSUMER REVIEWERS
If you’re a prostate cancer survivor and interested in advancing the progress of prostate cancer research to help conquer the disease, consider volunteering as a consumer reviewer with the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) of the Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Get more information about the DoD CDMRP program and complete the PCRP e-nomination form (scroll down to 3rd page of the online form) and submit it as soon as possible. (Please note that the online form must be saved to your computer and the document must be submitted as an email attachment.) 

SUPPORT GROUP CONFERENCE CALLS FOR WOMEN 
Because prostate cancer can be a couple’s disease, a woman may be subject to her own concerns in addition to those she shares with her husband/partner.  A Forum for Her  is a regular conference call series (and invitation-only Facebook group) from Us TOO which provides women with important peer-to-peer support. Calls are free and participants are not required to share their identity with the group.

ONLINE SPRING SHOPPING
As you look ahead to online spring shopping for graduations, weddings, and Father’s Day, please consider using  AmazonSmile to help raise funds for Us TOO without paying a higher price. AmazonSmile has all of the same merchandise that’s offered on Amazon, and at the same price. But AmazonSmile will donate 0.5 percent of your purchase amount to help Us TOO. There’s no additional cost to you and no limit on the transaction amount. Simply select Us TOO International as your charity of choice. 

NEWS YOU CAN USE ARTICLES:
Please note that the content below lists only the title of the article rather than a direct link to the content.  For access to the full article  CLICK HERE .

  • Research finds 'Achilles heel' for aggressive prostate cancer

  • Researchers at University of Montreal Have Reported New Data on Prostate Cancer (Tumor characteristics, treatments, and oncological outcomes of...

  • Study Data from Harvard School of Medicine Update Knowledge of Prostate Cancer (Apalutamide Treatment and Metastasis-free Survival in Prostate Cancer)

  • New Prostatectomy Study Findings Reported from Vanderbilt University (The Effect of Nerve Sparing Status on Sexual and Urinary Function: 3-Year...

  • Reports Outline Prostate Cancer Study Results from Columbia University (The Surgical Management of Prostate Cancer)

  • Studies from Oregon Health and Science University in the Area of Prostate Cancer Reported (Active Surveillance for Low and Intermediate Risk Prostate...

  • New Findings from Johns Hopkins University in the Area of Prostate Cancer Described (Role of Androgen Receptor Variants in Prostate Cancer: Report...

  • Researchers at University Hospital Target Prostate Cancer (223Ra-chloride therapy in men with hormone-refractory prostate cancer and skeletal...

  • Distress in men following prostate cancer can be reduced

  • Data on Prostate Cancer Described by Researchers at University of South Carolina (Prostate Cancer Information Available in Health-Care Provider...

  • New Prostate Cancer Data Have Been Reported by Investigators at Harvard School of Medicine (Chemohormonal Therapy in Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive...

  • Findings from University of Minnesota Broaden Understanding of Prostate Cancer (Racial disparities and considerations for active surveillance of...

  • Reports from Trinity College Advance Knowledge in Prostate Cancer (Aspirin in the Management of Patients with Prostate Cancer Undergoing...


Enjoy the warmer weather and the unofficial start to the summer season with Memorial Day on May 28 as we remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Watch for the June 2018 issue of the Us TOO Hot SHEET newsletter in a few weeks; and let us know how we can help provide 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
Amy Woods, Director of Development