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Greetings,

We are pleased to present you with the January issue of Prostate Cancer News You Can Use. Every month we send this email to share prostate cancer headlines, as well as other information, resources, and event listings which you might find useful.

Us TOO has virtual prostate cancer support groups that continue to meet regularly and host guest speakers. These meetings can be accessed by phone or by internet, and can be attended from any location. For a list of groups, please visit: www.ustoo.org/virtual-ustoo-support-groups. Upcoming speakers and topics include: "Current Controversies in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment," with Jim C. Hu, MD, MPH on January 21st at 6:00pm EDT. For info visit www.ustoonewyork.org; and “Radioligand Guided Imaging and Therapy in Prostate Cancer - The New Horizon,” with Nat Lenzo, MD on January 28th at 7:00pm PDT. To register, please email ProstateForumOC@gmail.com.
  
We are looking for someone to regularly host a Spanish language virtual prostate cancer support group for Us TOO. If interested, please contact Terri Likowski at terril@ustoo.org.

Short Surveys for Patients with Prostate Cancer
and for Family Members, Caregivers/Partners
One of our Board Members, Stacy Loeb, MD MSc (Principal Investigator) from the Department of Urology, NYU School of Medicine is doing a short online survey about the impact of prostate cancer on sleep, lifestyle, and quality of life. A gift card will be provided at completion of the survey and all responses are anonymous. If you are a patient with prostate cancer (age 18+ male U.S. adult) and would like to learn more information about the study, please visit https://redcap.link/PatientSurvey. If you are a family member or caregiver of a patient with prostate cancer (age 18+ U.S. adult) and would like to learn more about the study, please visit https://is.gd/CareGiverSurvey.

Webinars
We are finalizing our 2021 webinar series, What is Right for Me in My Prostate Cancer Treatment? This series of educational and interactive webinars will bring people together virtually and safely to access empowering, decision-making information and personal connections in a time of social distancing. Topics include: Bone Health and Nutrition on Thursday, February 25, 7:00-8:30pm Central; Shared Decision Making on Thursday, April 22, 7:00-8:30pm Central; and webinars on BioMarkers, Imaging, and Genetics and Genomics with dates and featured speakers TBA. Please keep an eye on your email for registration info for the February 25 Bone Health and Nutrition webinar, which will be coming soon. 

To view our 2020 series of Prostate Cancer Connections webinars, which include topics on how to talk to your kids about prostate cancer, genetics and genomics, and imaging please visit www.ustoo.org/ustoo-video.

Join CancerCare for "Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer" on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 1:30 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time. This free CancerCare Connect® Education Workshop is for people living with metastatic prostate cancer, their families, partners, caregivers, friends and health care professionals. Listen to this workshop over the telephone or connect to our webcast online. Register at www.cancercare.org/connect.

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.

  • Thomas Jefferson University: An Unexpected, & Novel, Target for Prostate Cancer - Our Biological Clock

  • Sylvester Researchers Help Pioneer New Era in Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance

  • Data on Cancer Gene Therapy Described by Researchers at University of Hawaii Cancer Center (Progression-free survival of prostate cancer patients is prolonged with a higher regucalcin expression in the tumor tissues: Overexpressed regucalcin ...)

  • Risk of prostate cancer may decrease with Mediterranean diet

  • Novel prostate cancer resistance mechanism could be a promising target

MORE NEWS:

COVID-19, Prostate Cancer, and Us TOO
Keep up with the latest on COVID-19 and prostate cancer on the Us TOO web page at https://www.ustoo.org/covid. The page includes our exclusive articles by Dr. Mark Moyad and many other resources. It is updated frequently, so please bookmark it and visit often.


Take care, and best wishes to you, your family, and your friends, 

Marty Chakoian and the Us TOO Team
Marty Chakoian, Board Chair
James Hutson, Development Director
Tracy Cameron, Administrative Assistant
Terri Likowski, Program Director - Support Group Services
Tim Mix, Communications Director