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Special Clinic at WRNMMC for Men with Prostate Cancer

The Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) at Walter ReedNational Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) has a special clinic for men diagnosed with prostate cancer called the "Multi-Disciplinary Prostate Cancer Clinic".

What is the purpose of the clinic?

To provide men (and their families) with information about their prostate cancer so they can make an informed decision on the best treatment for them.

Who is eligible to attend?

Military health care beneficiaries who are diagnosed with prostate cancer and have not yet made a treatment decision.

Why is it called "Multi-Disciplinary"?

Because men (and their families) will see staff members from a variety of disciplines --- surgery, radiation, sexual health, psychology, nursing, and research. The clinic is convenient and comprehensive by bringing everyone together on one day.

It is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, team-focused clinic. The goal of the clinic is to give men the medical team's recommendation on the best treatment (or treatments) for their prostate cancer based on their individual situation, and to provide information so they can make an informed decision on a treatment.

What happens in the clinic?

Each man (and their family) attending the clinic has 4 private consultations:

1) surgeon
2) radiation oncologist
3) urologist specializing in male sexual health and
4) psychologist.

There will also be 3 small group sessions:

1) welcome and orientation to the clinic
2) patient education and
3) research opportunities.

At the end of the clinic, a physician meets with each man privately to discuss the treatment (or treatments) that the medical team recommends.

How do I get into the clinic?

An appointment is required. (There is a maximum of 6 men for each clinic). Self-referrals are accepted. Call CPDR at 301-319-2900 for more information or to make an appointment.

When and where is the clinic conducted?

The clinic is held on Mondays at WRNMMC at the Center for Prostate Disease Research Clinic is conducted at WRNMMC
8901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20889.
America Building (Bldg #19), 3rd floor.
Parking is available in America Garage behind the America Building.

Hospital is located across from the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, and the Metro station ("Medical Center" red line).

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Dr. Xavier

June 23, 2016

Dr. Charles P. Xavier Takes the Robert A. Phillips Award and a Navy-wide Academic Research Competition Award

by Paula Amann
Published in the June 2016 issue of Military Medical Research News, a monthly newsletter of the Department of Research Programs, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Fine-tuning facial transplants, predicting bone fractures, shrinking prostate cancers with new drugs and cutting the costs of surgical training with the right technology: These were among the problems probed by competition winners for 2016 Research and Innovation Month at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).

The events, during Poster Display Week on May 11 and the Research Symposia on May 18-19, drew abstracts for 178 projects. After winnowing by pre-selection judges, 22 finalists emerged in three categories: case reports, evidence-based practice and quality improvement (a crucial non-research area).

Another 24 finalists, split evenly between laboratory and clinical research, vied for the Robert A. Phillips (RAP) and Bailey K. Ashford (BKA) Awards. The two BKA winners were LCDR Gabriel Santiago, MC (laboratory medicine), and LT Scott Wagner, MC (clinical medicine).

RAP winners included LT Daniel Griffin, MC (resident laboratory category); CPT Sarah Placek, MC (resident clinical); Charles P. Xavier, Ph.D. (staff laboratory); and Benjamin Sheffield (staff clinical).

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