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Greetings,

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. As a News You Can Use subscriber, you are an active part of the prostate cancer community. Whether you are a patient, survivor, caregiver, clinician, researcher, or family member, you are well aware that prostate cancer is a personal struggle, a family affair, and a community crisis. September is the month for us to make the broader community, the general public, aware of the fact that:

  • Early detection saves lives! Prostate cancer is highly curable when found early.
  • PSA, DRE, and prostate biopsies remain important screening tools.
  • New screening tools are emerging constantly. Patients need to become informed of their full range of diagnostic and treatment options.
  • Active Surveillance can be a great option for eligible men who want to postpone their treatment until their cancer might advance; and who commit to regularly monitoring their situation with regular testing.
  • More than 3 million men in the US are living with a prostate cancer diagnosis.
  • Many survivors are thriving! Including yours truly.

SEA Blue 2020, Us TOO’s National, Virtual Prostate Cancer Walk/Run will be held September 13, 2020, from 10 am – 12 pm Central Time. After 16 successful years in Chicago, people all over the country will have a chance to participate in this educational and entertaining event. We already have registrants from New York to California, and a dozen other states as well. We’re asking you to participate yourself AND to invite people you know from outside the prostate cancer community to register, donate, and participate. You can register, donate, or just find more information at www.seablueprostatewalk.org.

Everyone can benefit from prostate cancer Support, Education, Advocacy/Awareness the SEA in SEA Blue. SEA Blue is our major vehicle to raise awareness of the disease and Us TOO’s largest fundraiser. It helps us deliver webinars, News You Can Use and the Hot SHEET, support services, and more all at no charge to participants.

You can further raise awareness, and demonstrate your fashion sense, by ordering SEA Blue Gear from our online store: http://store.seablueprostatewalk.org HURRY! The store is only open until August 26. This will allow time for you to get your order before the big event.

Finally, anyone can register as an individual. Registration is Pay What You Can given the current economic environment and the impact of COVID-19. There’s strength in numbers, and we’d love to have you supporting the Us TOO team. www.seablueprostatewalk.org.

Are you going beyond SEA Blue to raise prostate cancer awareness this month? We’d love to hear what you’re up to. Email us at ustoo@ustoo.org.

Many Us TOO support groups are now operating virtually. This allows many individuals to participate in support groups outside of their geographic area. To find out which groups are operating virtually and are welcoming new members/visitors please visit https://ustoo.org/pdfs/Virtual_Support_Group_List.pdf, or call our helpline at 800-808-7866.

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

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.

  • Findings from Mayo Clinic Update Knowledge of Prostate Cancer (Adding Carboplatin To Chemotherapy Regimens for Metastatic Castrate-resistant Prostate Cancer In Postsecond Generation Hormone Therapy Setting: Impact On Treatment Response and ...)

  • Recent Studies from University of Montreal Add New Data to Prostate Cancer (Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Antitumor Effect of Apalutamide With Abiraterone Acetate Plus Prednisone In Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer: Phase Ib Study)

  • Darolutamide in prostate cancer: Indication of considerable added benefit

  • Findings from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Yields New Data on Prostate Cancer (Prostate Microstructure In Prostate Cancer Using 3-t Mri With Diffusion-relaxation Correlation Spectrum Imaging: Validation With Whole-mount Digital ...)

  • The Prostate Cancer Foundation And Actor Harry Lennix Challenge Americans To "Eat It To Beat It" During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

MORE NEWS:

Pints for Prostates
Distanced yet together, Pints for Prostates' Denver Rare Beer Tasting XII might look a bit different this year. What remains: incredible breweries and access to the creators of our favorite beers, engaging beer fans, a mission to raise awareness in the fight against prostate cancer, a silent auction filled with one-of-a-kind items and experiences, multiple afternoons of beer passion and education, collectible t-shirts and glassware and more! We could all use an experience that reminds us that we are connected. Join us Sept. 25-27! More info and tickets here: www.pintsforprostates.org/drbt-xii.

Webinars
AnCan and Us TOO are co-sponsoring an Active Surveillance Prostate Cancer Webinar Series. Dr. Brian Helfand will be presenting on Genomic/Genetic Testing for AS, September 29 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT. More information is available at www.ancan.org.

John Fortin, Patient Liaison for the American Urology Association and Us TOO Board Member presented “Paradigm Shift: From Whole Gland 'Cure' to Focal Control" to the AnCan Active Surveillance Support group on 8/19/20. This was an outstanding discussion of decision making regarding prostate cancer treatment. The presentation and slides are available at https://ancan.org/category/webinars/.

COVID-19, Prostate Cancer, and Us TOO Us TOO has created a web page dedicated to addressing the impact of the pandemic on all of us affected by prostate cancer. It includes our exclusive articles by Dr. Mark Moyad and many other resources. It is updated frequently, so please bookmark it and visit often. https://www.ustoo.org/covid. In the words of Dr. Moyad, “I am concerned, of course, but I am also incredibly optimistic.” We are all in this together!


Shalom. Salaam. Peace.

Beau and the Us TOO Team
Beau Stubblefield-Tave, Executive Director
James Hutson, Development Director
Tracy Cameron, Administrative Assistant
Terri Likowski, Program Director - Support Group Services
Tim Mix, Communications Director