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WRNMMC UsTOO! Chapter

 

The WRAMC chapter of Us TOO International (now called the WRNMMC chapter), in partnership with CPDR since Aug 1991, provides education and support to military and civilian men with prostate cancer and their families through its popular monthly support group meetings. The Patient Educator and a prostate cancer survivor co-facilitate two meetings each month (a daytime and an evening group) offering approximately 25-30 patients and their families the opportunity to share with others their cancer story and to learn more about prostate cancer, various treatment modalities and issues related to post-treatment, as well as clinical research opportunities.

The WRNMMC UsTOO! chapter also hosts a quarterly Guest Speaker Program for the military and civilian community of prostate cancer patients and their families. An invited health care professional speaks to the group on important issues for men with prostate cancer. This quarterly event typically draws about 30-60 attendees. The presentations, as well as other pertinent items of interest, are published in the WRNMMC Us TOO quarterly newsletter. The newsletter is mailed to its readership of approximately 2200 men. In August 2011, as Walter Reed Army Medical Center closed and moved to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the newsletter became an online publication only available on the CPDR website.

To facilitate continuity of care for our prostate cancer patients (particularly during the moves to WRNMMC and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital), the CPDR e-News was expanded to a wider population of CPDR patients. The CPDR e-News is a monthly email message sent to currently 1300 patients providing updated information regarding CPDR, support groups, educational presentations and resources, and research opportunities as appropriate as well as the quarterly Us TOO newsletter.

For information about the monthly support groups at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, please contact Dr. Jane Hudak (phone: 301-319-2900)

CURRENT EVENTS


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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WRNMMC UsToo!


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