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WRNMMC UsToo! Newsletter


Current Newsletter - MAY 2016, Volume 25 Issue1

After eleven years of the WRNMMC Prostate Cancer Newsletter distributed in hard copy via the US Postal Service, the newsletter is now completely "digital," and posted exclusively to the CPDR web site.

The WRNMMC US TOO Newsletter started as an eight page publication intended for the military prostate cancer community in the Greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It grew rapidly under the leadership of the late Bob Zveare, the founding editor. Initially printed in 200 copies for local distribution, it is now digitally distributed far beyond "the Beltway."

The Newsletter is produced and distributed quarterly without charge to the expanded readership. Corporate grants and individual donations from the readership provide the financial wherewithal to sustain the operation. There are no paid employees. Instead, the Newsletter relies on volunteer effort from within the WRNMMC US TOO board of directors for its operation. The respective staffs of the WRNMMC Urology Service and the Department of Defense Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) also provide support and encouragement.


Newsletter Archive

Index of Past Issues

February 2015, Volume 25 Issue 1

November 2015, Volume 24 Issue 4

August 2015, Volume 24 Issue 3

May 2015, Volume 24 Issue 2

February 2015, Volume 24 Issue 1

November 2014, Volume 23 Issue 4

August 2014, Volume 23 Issue 3

May 2014, Volume 23 Issue 2

February 2014, Volume 23 Issue 1

November 2013, Volume 22 Issue 4

August 2013, Volume 22 Issue 3

May 2013, Volume 22 Issue 2

February 2013, Volume 22 Issue 1

November 2012, Volume 21 Issue 4

August 2012, Volume 21 Issue 3

May 2012, Volume 21 Issue 2

February 2012, Volume 21 Issue 1

November 2011, Volume 20 Issue 3

August 2011, Volume 20 Issue 2

May 2011, Volume 20 Issue 1

August 2010, Volume 19 Issue 2

February 2010, Volume 19 Issue 1

November 2009, Volume 18 Issue 4<br>

August 2009, Volume 18 Issue 3

May 2009, Volume 18 Issue 2

February 2009, Volume 18 Issue 1

November 2008, Volume 17 Issue 4

August 2008, Volume 17 Issue 3

May 2008, Volume 17 Issue 2

February 2008, Volume 17 Issue 1

November 2007, Volume 16 Issue 4

August 2007, Volume 16 Issue 3

May 2007, Volume 16 Issue 2

February 2007, Volume 16 Issue 1

November 2006, Volume 15 Issue 4

August 2006, Volume 15 Issue 3

May 2006, Volume 15 Issue 2

February 2006, Volume 15 Issue 1

November 2005, Volume 14 Issue 4

August 2005, Volume 14 Issue 3

May 2005, Volume 14 Issue 2

February 2005, Volume 14 Issue 1

November 2004, Volume 13 Issue 4

August 2004, Volume 13 Issue 3

May 2004, Volume 13 Issue 2

February 2004, Volume 13 Issue 1

November 2003, Volume 12 Issue 4

August 2003, Volume 12 Issue 3




Quarterly Guest Speakers

Dr. Glover

Dr. Lloyd Glover


Presentation: "A Urologist is Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer -- Now What?"

Date: August 4, 2014
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

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May 28, 2016

Highlights at the 2016 AUA Annual Meeting in San Diego, Ca

The Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) multi-disciplinary team - together with collaborators - presented 13 abstracts in moderated poster or podium presentations at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting, May 6-10, 2016, San Diego, CA. The team was co-led by COL David McLeod, (Ret), MD, CPDR Director and Professor of the Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC); Dr. Shiv Srivastava, CPDR Co-Director and Professor in the Department of Surgery at USU and WRNMMC; COL Inger Rosner, MD, Associate Director, CPDR and Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, USU and the WRNNMC; Dr. Jennifer Cullen, Director of Epidemiology Research Program, CPDR and Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, USU and WRNMMC and Dr. Albert Dobi, Associate Director, CPDR and Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery , USU and WRNMMC.

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May 13, 2016

CPDR Student Participant Wins The AACR Gary J. Miller Undergraduate Prize for Cancer and Cancer Related Biomedical Research

A third place prize in the AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition was awarded to Ms. Shahnoza Dusmatova, a CPDR participant in the DoD "Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)".

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May 2, 2016

CPDR Presentations and Highlights at the 2016 AACR Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La.

The Center for Prostate Disease Team has presented their new findings in prostate cancer research at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

The Team led by Dr. David G. McLeod, Director and Dr. Shiv Srivastava, Co-Director presented the ground breaking discovery of the first recurrent cancer genomic defect of prostate cancers of African American men revealed by whole genome sequencing. The title of the poster presentation was “LSAMP gene deletion is associated with rapid disease progression in prostate cancer of African American men”.

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