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Greetings,

My name is Jim Schraidt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Us TOO International. I have been given the opportunity to write this intro letter for the November issue of Prostate Cancer News You Can Use. I am also here to let you know that Beau Stubblefield-Tave has resigned as Executive Director, effective Friday, November 6. This was a mutually agreed amicable separation and will not affect any of our proposed plans or programs at Us TOO. For the time being, staff will work with one or more designated Board members to handle the day-to-day operation of the organization. We expect no interruption or diminution of services, and are planning a full and improved program of activities for 2021. If there are any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please feel free to respond to me via this email. 

Prostate Cancer Connections Webinar Series
Last night, November 19, we presented the last in our 2020 Prostate Cancer Connections webinar series. We thank Dr. Brian T. Helfand of NorthShore University HealthSystem who discussed Imaging and Prostate Cancer; and we thank Ms. Bernadette Greenwood, Dr. John F. Feller, and Dr. Jeffrey Herz of Halo Dx who presented on “Latest Advances in Screening, Early Detection and Treatment of Prostate Cancer.” This was a hugely popular program with 476 registrants from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Finland, Tunisia, Aruba, Senegal, and Belgium. We will have a video available to share with you soon so please keep an eye on your email for more info. Thanks to our sponsors Blue Earth Diagnostics, Janssen Oncology, and Halo Diagnostics.

Career Opportunity at Us TOO
If you live in the Chicagoland area and want to help us to spread prostate cancer support, education, and advocacy, we have an opportunity. One of our initiatives in the coming year is to address health disparities in the African American community. This initiative, called the Blue and Black Campaign, will require a Manager to build collaborative relationships between Black men, support groups, community centers, clinical providers and other community stakeholders to address key drivers of prostate cancer health disparities in African American men. This is a full-time, year-long position located in Chicago. For more information, please visit https://www.ustoo.org/pdfs/Manager_Blue_and_Black_Campaign.pdf.

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:
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  • Studies from Vanderbilt University Describe New Findings in Telemedicine (The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic On Genitourinary Cancer Care: Re-envisioning the Future)

  • Prolonged Use of Common Prostate Cancer Treatment May Impair Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Death

  • New Findings Reported from Georgetown University Hospital Describe Advances in Prostate Cancer (Management of Isolated Local Failures Following Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Low to Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer)

  • Studies from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Add New Findings in the Area of Prostate Cancer (The Landscape of RNA Polymerase Ii-associated Chromatin Interactions In Prostate Cancer)

  • New Prostate Cancer Findings Reported from University of Illinois (Repurposing Antidepressant Sertraline As a Pharmacological Drug To Target Prostate Cancer Stem Cells: Dual Activation of Apoptosis and Autophagy Signaling By Deregulating Redox ...)


MORE NEWS:

Webinar
AnCan and Us TOO are co-sponsoring an Active Surveillance Prostate Cancer Webinar Series. The next program will be November 30 from 8-9:30 Eastern Time, featuring Dr. Antonio Westphalen of the University of Washington. More information is available at www.ancan.org.

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 https://www.ustoo.org/covid. 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.

Please stay safe this Thanksgiving, and our best wishes go out to you and your friends and family,

Jim Schraidt and the Us TOO Team
Jim Schraidt, Board Chair
James Hutson, Development Director
Tracy Cameron, Administrative Assistant
Terri Likowski, Program Director - Support Group Services
Tim Mix, Communications Director