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Greetings,

August. The month the school year begins for many students, teachers, staff, and families around the country. Today, we are struggling with a pandemic that raises the question: How do we educate our children, youth, and young adults safely and effectively? As with prostate cancer, we know there is no simple answer. We also know one size never fits all. Finally, we know that we must all work together, step by step, and day by day to move forward toward ultimate solutions for both reopening schools and defeating prostate cancer.

For all of us at Us TOO, moving forward involves Support, Education, Advocacy/ Awareness. These letters represent the SEA in SEA Blue 2020. This National and Virtual event will be held September 13, 2020, from 10am – 12pm Central Time. Held annually during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, SEA Blue is our major vehicle to raise awareness of the disease and it is 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.

Teams around the country are forming to raise money through SEA Blue 2020. You may recall that my team is called the BBHS Team, honoring Beau and Barbara Hill Stubblefield, my late parents. We’ve now raised $2500 of our $5000 goal! Why not create a team to honor someone you love? You can raise funds, participate in the event, perhaps even host a watch party.

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. You can register, donate, or just find more information at www.seablueprostatewalk.org.

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 .

  • Treatment hope as scientists find gene that powers spread of prostate cancer

  • In Recurrent Prostate Cancer, Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen PET/CT Changes Management in Two-Thirds of Cases Targeted News Service 

  • Largest-ever study of prostate cancer genomics in black men IDs potential targets for precision therapies 

  • Researchers Submit Patent Application, “Systems And Methods For Treating Cancer Using Brachytherapy” for Approval

  • University of Illinois Chicago Reports Findings in Prostatectomy (Single port robotic radical prostatectomy with the da Vinci SP platform: a step by step approach) 

MORE NEWS:

July 29, NASPCC Webinar Series Presents: “Exosome Testing and Liquid Biopsies – Risk Assessment for High-Grade Prostate Cancer: Home or Office Testing” with Dr. Judd Moul, Professor, Duke University Medical Center. The Webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 29, 7pm – 8pm Eastern.

July 30, Active Surveillance Webinar: AnCan and Us TOO are co-sponsoring a four-part FREE series of webinars, "Active Surveillance & Beyond." Dr. Peter Carroll, of UCSF, a pioneer in AS, will kick off the series at 8pm Eastern, July 30 with a look at how AS has developed and where it is headed. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8711469517744476428.

Aug 1, Patient Education Day Virtual Edition - Prostate Cancer:
Join us for this free live webinar offering patients, caregivers, and advocates a unique opportunity to learn about the role of nuclear medicine in diagnosing and treating disease. August 1, 1pm-3pm Eastern. Register a t www.snmmi.org/ped.

Help Raise Awareness of the Power of Prostate Cancer Support Groups: As a News You Can Use reader, you likely know the difference a support group can make in a man’s life. Still. That may be difficult to share with someone you know dealing with prostate cancer. Our friends at the Prostate Cancer Foundation featured our own Terri Likowski and Support Group Leader Cliff Whall in an article just for you: Considering Joining a Prostate Cancer Support Group? Here’s What You Need to Know. It’s available for free at the link below:

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