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Greetings!

We hope this newsletter finds you well as we move through the second month of 2020.

The 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (ASCO GU) held last week focused on patient-centricity. Us TOO was represented by Jim Schraidt, Board Chair, James Hutson, Development Director and myself. It provided the organization an opportunity to bring the patient’s voice into conversations with pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic testing companies, clinicians, and our fellow advocates. 

Continuing in the advocacy vein, Us TOO will be attending the ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit in Washington, DC. Many of our Support Group Leaders are active in ZERO activities and will take part as well.

We are excited to share the new mobile app from our partner, Inspire. The app provides an even better experience for individuals to engage with others and find support in the Us TOO Prostate Cancer Community of over 23,000 prostate cancer patients and caregivers. To download the app, visit https://apple.co/39N7Wgw . (The app is currently only available for the iPhone, but an Android version is in development).

A new webinar is coming up later this month: “Managing the Side Effects of Prostate Cancer and its Treatment: Emotional Distress, Intimacy Issues, Erectile Dysfunction and Incontinence” with Dr. Krishnan Venkatesan, MD, Washington Hospital Center, and William Goeren, MSW, of CancerCare, New York. The Webinar will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm Eastern. Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6350111063481721101.

A Prostate Cancer Forum for Gay Men and Their Partners
This support group welcomes gay men and their partners affected by prostate cancer. The next call is scheduled for March 22 at 3:00pm Pacific Time. Anyone interested in joining should contact terril@ustoo.org.

A Forum for Her…
This phone call support group is for the women behind the men affected by prostate cancer. Because prostate cancer is a couple's disease, the woman is often subject to her own concerns in addition to those she shares with her partner. A Forum for Her will focus on women and offer peer-to-peer support to address these concerns. If interested in joining a call, contact terril@ustoo.org.

Prostate Cancer Patient & Caregiver Conference
Hosted by Jan Manarite, Joel Nowak, and Cancer ABCs
Saturday, March 21, 2020
8:00am – 5:00pm EDT
The Brownwood Hotel & Spa
3003 Brownwood Blvd
The Villages, FL 32163
FREE
For information or to register, visit https://march21conf.eventbrite.com.

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Watch for the March 2020 issue of the Us TOO Hot SHEET newsletter, and let us know how we can help provide you with educational resources, support services and personal connections to others in the prostate cancer community.


Shalom. Salaam. Peace.

Beau Stubblefield-Tave and the Us TOO Team
Beau Stubblefield-Tave , Executive Director
James Hutson, Development Director
Jackie Konieczka, Office Manager
Terri Likowski, Program Director - Support Group Services
Tim Mix, Communications Director