As we approach June – Men’s Health Month – we’re pleased to bring you the latest issue of the Hot SHEET. In addition to the articles in the newsletter, we thought you’d also be interested in the following information.
A study from the University of Rochester Medical Center is being conducted todetermine if a dashboard approach is helpful in assisting newly-diagnosed prostate cancer patients with treatment decisions. If warranted, the dashboard will be fully developed as a computer application to help men make prostate cancer decisions at all stages of the disease. Another related study is designed to gauge the usefulness of thedecision dashboard concept in serving prostate cancer survivors and their close family members facing tough cancer management choices. Visit www.mcdm-med.com for more information.
CancerCare has published results from 3,000 adult cancer patients surveyed about understanding the diagnosis of cancer; participation in treatment decisions and planning; communication with the care team; financial and insurance issues; symptoms, side effects and quality of life; and survivorship. CLICK HERE for survey results. CancerCare is also offering a free online support group for LGBT cancer caregivers. This 15-week session begins on June 1 and new participants will be accepted through mid-August. CLICK HERE to register.
As a result of effective advocacy collaboration across the prostate cancer community, Congress is recommending a prostate cancer research budget of $90 million for Fiscal Year 2017. If approved, this would represent a substantial increase from the long-standing annual budget of $80 million at the Department of Defense (DoD).
Receive a 25% discount on registration through May 31 for the 12th Annual SEA Blue Chicago Prostate Cancer Walk & Run on September 11th. The online navigation is now easier than ever. Visit www.seablueprostatewalk.org and use the code EARLYBIRD2016 (all caps, no spaces) for the discount. If you don’t live in the Chicago area — or are otherwise not able to attend — but are still interested in fundraising for SEA Blue, register as a virtual participant at no charge.
On Saturday, May 21, we were in Columbus, Ohio, for another Us TOO Community Conversation on Prostate Cancer. Thanks to all who attended along with physician presenters, Pastor Bobby Mitchell, Michael Watson, and Us TOO volunteers Ray and Linda Hoetger. If you’re in Austin, Texas, on June 25, please join us for the next Community Conversation on Prostate Cancer for a discussion about the importance of informed decision making for patients and caregivers specific to testing, active surveillance, treatment options for all phases of prostate cancer from an initial diagnosis to advancing disease, and management of side effects. We’ll also be in Detroit, MI, onSeptember 24. CLICK HERE for the Austin flyer with all of the event details; andvisit www.ustoo.org/community-conversation for more information about the event series.
Take care and enjoy the summer weather. Watch for prostate cancer News You Can Use in about two weeks and another issue of the Hot SHEET next month.
All the best,
Chuck Strand, Chief Executive Officer
Jackie Konieczka, Office Manager
Terri Likowski, Program Director – Support Group Services
Tim Mix, Communications Manager
Amy Woods, Director of Development