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Sunday, June 21, 2020 was Father’s Day. I’m glad to be a Dad, and grateful to celebrate the day with both my daughters, my Father-in-Love, and others who have shaped my life. The African proverb says: “It takes a village to raise a child.” I’m pleased to recognize two men who battled prostate cancer, and serve as role models for all who live in our global village:
A Fallen Warrior
"Sumner Bernstein lived with prostate cancer for 14 years after initial diagnosis and treatment. He lived fully and happily, enjoying his profession, his volunteer work and his family. He continued to be the same loving, supportive, brilliant, and compassionate person he had always been until the very end of his life. His memory is a blessing to his colleagues, and his friends. He left a legacy of good deeds, generosity, and selflessness."
Rosalyne S. Bernstein
Dedication: Portraits of Courage, Voices of Hope, II:
A Photographic Essay of Cancer Survivors, Jerry Robinov
Active Surveillance Was the Right Choice for Me
"I am so thankful to the Us TOO organization, they really helped me to make the right decision in 1996 to have quality of life instead of radical prostatectomy, recommended by several Urologists. I am still on active surveillance. I had a genomic test done on my latest biopsy and the result was a 10.7 % chance for metastasis in 5 years and an 8.7% chance to die in 10 years. I will be 82 in November and am still sexually active."
A Prostate Cancer Warrior,
Us TOO Supporter
and SEA Blue Participant
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
- Johns Hopkins - Loss of Lipid-Regulating Gene Fuels Prostate Cancer Spread
- Department of Radiation Oncology Reports Findings in Prostate Cancer (Long-term oncological and functional follow-up in low-dose-rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer: results from the prospective nationwide Swiss registry)
- New Prostate Cancer Study Findings Have Been Reported by Researchers at Ohio State University College of Medicine (Prostate Cancer Cell Phenotypes Remain Stable Following PDE5 Inhibition in the Clinically Relevant Range)
- Recent Studies from Northwestern University Add New Data to Prostate Cancer (Risk Assessment and Considerations for Proper Management of Elderly Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review)
- Data from University of Michigan Provide New Insights into Prostatectomy (Prospective study to define the clinical utility and benefit of Decipher testing in men following prostatectomy)
- “Erectile Dysfunction Treatment System And Method” in Patent Application Approval Process (USPTO 20200146870)
SEA Blue Registration is Open:
You can sign up today for the 2020 SEA Blue National, Virtual Event. SEA Blue has been a Prostate Cancer Walk/Run held in Chicago for the past 16 years. This event, on Sunday, September 13, 2020, will be held as a virtual event with LIVE webcast and video streaming from 10am-12pm Central. Please join us by registering at
. Because we know how hard the past few months have been on all of us, registration is PAY WHAT YOU CAN, but donations are greatly appreciated. Register yourself, your friends, your family or just start a fundraising team. We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer Webinar with PCF:
Racial disparities exist in rates of prostate cancer diagnosis and death: in the US, African American men are 76% more likely to be diagnosed with and more than twice as likely to die from prostate cancer than Caucasian men. Among other men of color, disparities exist but are less well-described. During National Minority Health Month, PCF and Us TOO hosted a webinar to discuss recent research into the biological and social causes, as well as some potential solutions. The expert panel included three PCF researchers and our moderator, Beau Stubblefield-Tave, Executive Director of Us TOO and an African American prostate cancer survivor. Watch the video at
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.
Summer is in full swing in many parts of the country. Please enjoy the season safely. 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