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Spring is in full swing and we hope that you’re doing well! We’re pleased to share some of the latest Prostate Cancer News You Can Use in keeping with our commitment of providing educational resources and support services to the prostate cancer community at no charge. 

Titles of articles are listed below with a link to the Us TOO web page for access to the full text of each news article. The following additional items may also be of interest to you.  

Last week the Senate passed the 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill allocating $90 million of funding in FY 2017 for the Department of Defense's (DoD) Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). An increase of $10 million over FY 2016 funding, this is the largest increase in PCRP funding since 2001.  

“This Week at VA” featured a podcast about Bob Wright, a prostate cancer survivor, Us TOO support group leader, and highly decorated Vietnam War veteran. CLICK HERE to listen to Bob’s experience.

And CLICK HERE to find educational resources and support services on the Us TOO website for military veterans exposed to Agent Orange who are at a higher risk for developing prostate cancer.  

Congratulations to Lee Hillstrom, leader of the Us TOO support group in Neenah, WI, on receiving the Volunteer of the Year award. CLICK HERE to read the newspaper story and watch the video about the impact that Lee has had on the local prostate cancer community.   

Us TOO Rochester Support Group Leader, Patrick Fisher also made the news recently with an article in the local publication, 55 Plus. CLICK HERE for Patrick’s path to conquering incontinence, forming a support group and recognizing the importance of informed decision making throughout the prostate cancer journey.

If you’re in Rochester, NY, on Saturday, June 17, join Patrick and Us TOO for a Community Conversation on Prostate Cancer. It’s a free event that provides an overview on informed decision making for PSA testing, active surveillance, treatment options for all phases of prostate cancer from newly diagnosed to advanced, and management of side effects. CLICK HERE for event details.

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And in case you didn’t know, it’s National Nurses Week. Recognize the important role of the nurses you know and show them your appreciation.


Headlines for this month’s prostate cancer News You Can Use articles are as follows:

  • A potential cure for metastatic prostate cancer? Treatment combination shows early promise

  • Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men?

  • Are men with a family history of prostate cancer eligible for active surveillance?

  • New Prostate Cancer Findings from Winthrop University Hospital Reported (Imaging Characteristics of Prostate Cancer Patients Who Discontinued Active...

  • Many Docs Don't Discuss Prostate Cancer Screening Pros and Cons

  • New Prostate Cancer Findings from Morehouse School of Medicine Described (Molecular basis for prostate cancer racial disparities)

  • Recent Studies from College of Public Health Add New Data to Prostate Cancer (Physician role in physical activity for African-American males...

  • Studies in the Area of Prostate Cancer Reported from Wayne State University (Active surveillance for low-risk localized prostate cancer: what do men...

  • Research Conducted at Kanazawa University Has Provided New Information about Prostate Cancer (Understanding prostate-specific antigen dynamics in...

  • Jules Bordet Institute Reports Findings in Prostate Cancer (Androgen deprivation therapy in the treatment of locally advanced, nonmetastatic prostate...

  • Studies from University of Palermo Update Current Data on Prostate Cancer (The Clinical Efficacy of Enzalutamide in Metastatic Prostate Cancer:...

  • Researchers at International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Discuss Findings in Prostate Cancer (Emerging proteomics biomarkers and...

  • Recent Findings from University of Bristol Has Provided New Information about Prostate Cancer [The feasibility of the Prostate cancer: Evidence of...

  • Researchers from Department of Urology Discuss Findings in Prostate Cancer (The Impact of Downgrading from Biopsy Gleason 7 to Prostatectomy Gleason...

  • New Prostate Cancer Findings from Wake Forest University Discussed (Exosomes-based biomarker discovery for diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer)

  • Studies from University of Southern Alabama in the Area of Prostate Cancer Reported (Racial disparities in prostate cancer: a molecular perspective)

  • Findings in Prostate Cancer Reported from University of North Carolina (Up-Regulation of Follistatin-Like 1 By the Androgen Receptor and Melanoma...

  • New Data from Georgetown University Illuminate Findings in Prostate Cancer (Risks of Serious Toxicities from Intermittent versus Continuous Androgen...

  • New Prostate Cancer Data Have Been Reported by Investigators at Osaka University (Disruption of collagen/apatite alignment impairs bone mechanical...

  • Link between common prostate cancer treatment, dementia detailed in new Penn study

  • New Prostate Cancer Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at New York University Langone Medical Center (Prostate Health Index...

  • Us TOO International Responds to New Prostate Cancer PSA Screening Recommendation from USPSTF

  • Findings on Prostate Cancer Discussed by Investigators at Department of Urology (Active Surveillance for Favorable Risk Prostate Cancer in African...

  • Clinical trial shows benefit of yoga for side effects of prostate cancer treatment

  • Higher prostate cancer risks for black men may warrant new approach to screening

  • Prostate cancer screening rates appear to level after recent drop

  • Reports Summarize Prostate Cancer Study Results from University of Illinois (Photosensitizers in prostate cancer therapy)

  • Studies from University Hospital Provide New Data on Prostate Cancer (Ultrasound analysis of seminal vesicles in prostate cancer invasion:...

  • New Prostate Cancer Findings from Northwestern University Discussed (Dramatic increase in the utilization of multiparametric magnetic resonance...

  • Italian-style coffee reduces the risk of prostate cancer

Links to the full text of each article are available at: http://www.ustoo.org/Prostate_Cancer_News.asp

The June issue of the Hot SHEET newsletter from Us TOO will be coming your way later this month and another update on prostate cancer News You Can Use will be here before we know it! 

Take care, enjoy the warmer weather and let us know how we can help you with prostate cancer educational resources and support services.

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