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)
Guest Speaker Program
Dr. Jim David
Board certified psychotherapist in private practice treating individuals, couples and families
Presentation: "The ABC’s of Self-Care"
Date: Thursday 2 Feb 2017
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525) and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (via video teleconference in Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room 332).
A military ID card is required to get on base at Walter Reed. Attendees without a military ID need to call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least 4 business days in advance to complete paperwork for gate access approval. Also bring some form of picture identification at the gate.
Snow day: If the federal government is closed the day of the presentation, the program is cancelled. If the federal government has a delayed opening that day, the show will go on! Call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 if you have any questions.
Read the January 2017 CPDR E-Newsletter
June 23, 2016
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).
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).