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We are pleased to present you with the May 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.
This Monday the 31st is Memorial Day. We would like to take a moment here to honor the memory of the brave men and women who have given their lives in service to our country.
Webinars and Events
Join us June 3rd for our webinar, “What Black Men Need to Know About Prostate Cancer: The Science Behind the Statistics and Ways to Improve Health Outcomes
.” The facts are clear, prostate cancer impacts Black Men differently. Our panel of experts will discuss the role race plays in prostate cancer and what we can do as a community to change the outcomes. The event will feature: Yaw Nyame, MD - Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Robert Ginyard - Prostate Cancer Survivor and Chairman of the Board at ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, Baltimore, MD; and Jamie Kearns, MD - Assistant Professor of Urology at Atrium Health and Levine Cancer Institute, Charlotte, NC
. This program is a part of the Black Men’s Prostate Cancer Initiative from Us TOO International. Join us Thursday, June 3rd, 7:00 – 8:30pm Central. Register at: www.ustoo.org/blackmenshealthwebinar
. All are welcome.
On May 20th, we presented the third webinar in our series, "What is Right for Me in My Prostate Cancer Treatment?", a discussion on Biomarkers. We thank Dr. Daniel Spratt and Dr. Alicia Morgans for sharing their expertise. Thanks also to Astellas Pfizer for sponsoring this series. Video will be available soon, so keep an eye on your email.
Active Surveillance Patients International is holding a webinar on micro-ultrasound, a new imaging technique that helps detect prostate cancers
that mpMRI can miss. The session will be at 12:00-1:30pm ET, May 29. It will feature: Dr. Gerald L. Andriole Jr., MD, Chief of the Division of Urology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis; Brian Wodlinger, PhD, VP, Engineering and Clinical, Exact Imaging, Markham, Ontario, Canada; and Joe Gallo, a moderator for AnCan/Us TOO’s AS virtual support group and a board member of ASPI. Register at https://bit.ly/3vt6g73
EUomo's third online webinar on active surveillance: “Early diagnosis and Active Surveillance, how to balance under/over treatment?
" is on Thursday, June 10th from 5:45 to 6:45pm CET. Register at https://bit.ly/3fQftj9
ZERO's inaugural Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer Symposium
is Thursday, June 24th from 10:00am-2:00pm (ET). The event Keynote Speaker is Kevin Clayton, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement for the Cleveland Cavalier Operating Company. Join us to hear from Kevin and directly from members of ZERO's Racial Disparities Task Force, learn about racial disparities in prostate cancer treatment and outcomes, explore structural racism and how it affects Black men, get informed on important research programs aimed at better understanding racial disparities in prostate cancer, and hear tips on how the most high-risk men can become empowered and active participants in prostate cancer screening and treatment decision-making. This symposium will be held virtually. Register at https://zerocancer.org/racial-disparities-symposium
AnCan/Us TOO are kicking off a series of webinars focused on active surveillance at 8pm Eastern, June 29 with a program entitled: "Is Active Surveillance Safe for Black Men?
" This is an important topic in a time of growing concern about equity in health care. The program will feature Anthony Henry, a Black man from Toronto who has been on AS for five years and is Vice President of the Walnut Foundation; Willie Underwood III, MD, a high-profile Black urologist who opted for surgery; and Brandon Mahal, MD, a leading researcher on health equity issues and AS at the University of Miami. Register at https://bit.ly/2Suz4xu
Genetic Support Foundation has a new video on hereditary cancer, earlier detection, and cancer prevention
. Janet Shimabukuro shares her story about learning of her BRCA2 mutation that she inherited from her father who had prostate cancer. In this video you will hear from Nikki who carries a BRCA1 mutation which she inherited from her father; as well as Janet, her sister Eileen, and their uncle Werner - all cancer survivors who carry a BRCA2 mutation. View the video at: https://gsf.direct/brca
Video is now available of our March 25th webinar on Diet-Related Health Disparities Within the Black Community
, with an important conversation about nutrition and its impact on prostate, sexual, heart, and overall health. The event featured: Dr. Columbus D. Batiste, Dr. Edwin K. McDonald, Dr. Adam B. Murphy, and Dr. Stacy Loeb. This webinar was part of Us TOO’s new Black Men's Prostate Cancer Initiative to decrease health outcome disparities in prostate cancer treatment in the Black community through support and education. View the video at https://youtu.be/1w0-Bz6ywjE
Prostate Cancer Calendar
The Prostate Cancer Calendar
webpage is a new resource for the prostate cancer community. Our hope is that this will become the go-to webpage for all events related to prostate cancer and patient support, education, advocacy, and awareness. If you are looking for a prostate cancer event, please monitor the calendar, as updates will happen regularly. If you have a support group, webinar, seminar, or other prostate cancer event that will benefit the community, please post it to the calendar at www.prostatecancercalendar.org
Virtual Support Groups
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: www.ustoo.org/virtual-ustoo-support-groups
NEWS YOU CAN USE ARTICLES:
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.
- Lantheus Receives U.S. FDA Approval of PYLARIFY® (piflufolastat F 18) Injection, the First and Only Commercially Available PSMA PET Imaging Agent for Prostate Cancer
- Foresee Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of CAMCEVI® for the Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer; Accord BioPharma to Head the U.S. Commercialization
- Cleveland Clinic Researchers Identify New Drug Target for Treating Aggressive Prostate Cancer
- Environmental Quality Linked to Advanced-Stage Prostate Cancer at Diagnosis
- Decrease in Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Due to Pandemic
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COVID-19, Prostate Cancer, and Us TOO
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. 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