September 2018

Hi folks—
Welcome to the September issue of CPDR e-News!

A yellow school bus drives down a country road, lined with atumnal folliage For some people September conjures up images of the start of school, cheerful yellow school buses and brand new school supplies. For others it may mean the beginning of cool, crisp days (finally!) or perhaps fun Labor Day festivities and family reunions. For us at the Prostate Center, September means Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. So, join us, please, in our commitment to raise awareness about prostate cancer. You all know the importance. Reach out and touch your family members, friends and colleagues with your story. Awareness. Concern. Encouragement. Information.

Here is what is happening at the Prostate Center.

Hospital Building at Fort Belvoir

Information/Support Group
Meetings at Fort Belvoir

Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday 13 September
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: Urology Clinic (2nd floor, Sunrise Pavilion)

Note: A military ID is required to get on post at Fort Belvoir. Attendees without a military ID need to arrive at the gate about 1 hour before the meeting to complete paperwork for post access. Also bring some form of picture identification.

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

Buildings at Walter Reed at dusk

Information/Support Group
Meeting at Walter Reed

Meetings are every 3rd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday 20 September
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: River Conference Room, America Building, 3rd floor (next to Prostate Center).

Note: Note: A military ID card is required to get on base. 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.

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

Save the date—Quarterly Guest Speaker Program: Thursday 1 Nov 2018

Speaker: Ms Robyn Rockwell, Registered Dietician, Certified Oncology Specialist
Presentation: TBD
Time: 1900-2030

  1. WRNMMC: America building, Bldg #19, 2nd floor, Room 2525, above the lab
  2. Fort Belvoir Community Hospital: Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room S1.901- Library Lecture Hall (via video teleconference)

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

Community Outreach Opportunity

  1. This will be the 6th year that the Walter Reed chapter of Us TOO has “manned” a Prostate Cancer Awareness table at the Retiree Appreciation Days at military installations in our area.
  2. If you would like to “give back” by donating an hour or two (or more!) of your time to this important effort, please contact Gene Slebrch at 703-978-0337 or gslebrch@yahoo.com. He is the “go to” guy for this initiative. He has been leading the charge for 5 years! (Way to go, Gene. Thank you!)
  3. Schedule of Retiree Appreciation Days
    1. Fort Belvoir: Friday 21 September
    2. Fort Myer: Wednesday 3 October
    3. Andrews Air Force Base: Saturday 27 October
    4. Fort Meade: Friday 26 October
  4. Date is pending for Quantico.

Free Prostate Cancer Conference for Patients

2nd Annual Prostate Cancer International Conference – “Prostate Cancer Today: Living Well, Choosing Wisely”

  1. Saturday 13 October 2018 from 0800-1700
  2. Holiday Inn Virginia Beach – Norfolk, Virginia Beach, VA
  3. Free conference; $25.00 donation suggested
  4. Registration: www.tinyurl.com/oct13conf
  5. Free breakfast and lunch if registered.
  6. Wide variety of topics presented by internationally recognized physicians specializing in prostate cancer.
  7. Questions: email jan at jan.pcainternational@gmail.com

WRNMMC Us TOO Newsletter

This quarterly newsletter provides a number of articles pertaining to prostate cancer that may be of interest to you and your family. It is published Feb, May, Aug, and Nov.

Go to our website at www.cpdr.org to check out the current newsletter as well as archived newsletters. Click on "Patient Info", "WRNMMC Us TOO" and then choose "WRNMMC Us TOO Newsletter Archive". The current newsletter will pop up as well as a listing of the archived ones.

Previous Issues

You can access previous issues of the CPDR e-News on our CPDR website under the Patient Information link.

Psychological Support

Support for you and/or your family is available from our social work team. No referral is needed for an appointment. Just call.

Walter Reed:
Ms. Ellen Bowers - 301-319-2893

Fort Belvoir:
Ms. Donna Horn-Hooks - 571-231-3504


Our phone number is 301-319-2900 if you would like to make an appointment with us.

One More Thing...

“(That) old September feeling…of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air… another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes and failures had been wiped clean by summer.”
—Wallace Stegners

So, folks, that is the news from here! Have a great, great day. Take good care of yourselves!


Jane L. Hudak, RN, PhD
Colonel, Army Nurse Corps, US Army (ret)
In support of Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR)
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Building 19, 3rd floor
4954 North Palmer Road
Bethesda, MD 20889-5630

Phone: 301-319-2918
Email: jane.l.hudak.ctr@mail.mil

Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the
Advancement of Military Medicine