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CPDR Patient Education Program

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).

CURRENT EVENTS

July 20, 2015

CPDR's GHI publication is featured in the latest MDLinx "Best of Oncology"

MDLinx has featured publication by Dr. Jennifer Cullen, et al., titled: A biopsy-based 17-gene genomic prostate score predicts recurrence after radical prostatectomy and adverse surgical pathology in a racially diverse population of men with clinically low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer, listed as best of oncology.

See more at MDLinx!

 

WRNMMC UsToo!
Quarterly Guest Speaker


Dr. Stephen Lewis

Radiation Oncologist, WRNMMC
Dr. Lewis

Presentation: "Cancer 101: Understanding Emerging Therapies in 2015"

(Discussion of new treatments in radiation therapy and other modalities including immunotherapies and targeted agents for many cancers).

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Location: WRNMMC, America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525
Contact: COL (ret) Jane Hudak for more information at 301-319-2918 or
jane.l.hudak.ctr@health.mil

Read the August 2015 WRNMMC UsToo! Newsletter

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April 21, 2014

Biological and Genomic Differences of ERG Oncoprotein-Stratified Prostate Cancers from African and Caucasian Americans

 

March 30, 2014

CytoTest and Uniformed Services University’s Center for Prostate Disease Research enter into CRADA to advance cancer diagnosis and prognosis