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We are pleased to present you with the February 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.

While we all must remain safe and socially distant due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is important for everyone to continue to monitor and address their health concerns, and stay connected to others. 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:
Us TOO’s webinar series, “What is Right for Me in My Prostate Cancer Treatment?” starts Feb 25 with the topic of Bone Health and Nutrition. Participants include: Gregory Lewis, MD - Senior Urologist at Advanced Urology Associates and AUA Prostate Cancer Center; Christine M. Palumbo, RDN, FAND - Nutrition Consultant; and Jamie Kearns, MD - Assistant Professor of Urology at Atrium Health and Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC. Join us on Thursday, February 25, 7:00 - 8:30pm Central. Register at

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

Dr. Chris Bangma, Chairman of Urology at Erasmus University and Academic Hospital in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, will be the inaugural speaker for the Active Surveillance Patients International session at 11 a.m. Eastern U.S. on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Dr. Bangma’s topic will be “The Past Present and Future of Active Surveillance: A European View.” Among other areas, he will cover the role of PSA testing in Europe, the role of biopsies and mpMRI scanning, genomics, how AS was developed in Europe, how AS works within the Dutch healthcare system, and what the future holds in terms of liquid biopsy and artificial intelligence. To register, visit

We’re pleased to provide you with some of the latest Prostate Cancer News You Can Use. Please note that only the titles of the articles are listed and they are not direct links to the content. To access the full articles CLICK HERE.

  • Studies in the Area of Prostate Cancer Reported from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

  • Exercise, mental health, fitness, obesity, Mediterranean diet, prostate cancer, smoking, breast cancer, minorities, surgery

  • Study Training Dogs To Detect Prostate Cancer Gets One Paw Closer To A 'Robotic Nose' To Diagnose The Disease, Including Most Lethal Form

  • Prostate drug associated with lower risk of Parkinson’s disease

  • Findings from Loyola University Medical Center Broaden Understanding of Artificial Urinary Sphincter (Use of Surgery for Post-prostatectomy Incontinence)


TRUE celebrates and honors caregivers of prostate cancer patients — spouses, partners, nurses, doctors, siblings, children, friends. In the U.S. every 2 minutes a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer and there are currently more than 3 million men living with the disease. The most fortunate among us often have someone who has made a special commitment or gone the extra mile towards supporting them through the battle. That support can make all the difference in the world to someone with a cancer diagnosis. From finding the right treatment, to recovery or palliative care, compassionate care is a key factor in all aspects of care. Award-winning actress Kristen Bell is helping to get the word out about the TRUE campaign and she’s also curating a special gift package for the winner of the most inspirational caregiver story submitted to the campaign. Supporting TRUE is a personal cause for Bell. Her mother is a nurse and her father-in-law has recently passed away from prostate cancer, so she understands the importance and invaluable contribution that caregivers provide, making them an essential part of the cancer care support system. For information or to submit your story, visit

A-EX²-PRO: Attitudes, experiences and expectations of people with prostate cancer is a scientific project put together by Don't Be Patient. Through taking part you may be helping to ensure improved understanding of the needs and experiences of people with prostate cancer. For more information and to take the survey, visit

PatientView has a survey which will look at the experiences and challenges faced by patients during COVID. The pandemic has put the pharmaceutical industry into the public spotlight in 2020. But has the industry been effective in supporting patients? For more information or to take the survey, visit The survey will close March 1 2021. 

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 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,

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