October 2019

Hi Everyone—Welcome to the October 2019 issue of CPDR e-News!

The long sunny days of summer may be over here in the Mid-Atlantic region, but there’s still much to enjoy about the Fall season – beautiful foliage, the sound of crunchy leaves, sitting in front of a fire, warm beverages in mugs, going apple picking, crisp mornings, chilly nights, the most scenic time of year on the golf course, FOOTBALL, cozy sweaters, wearing anything plaid and pumpkin spice everything!

For some of you, it may be the time of year for packing up and heading somewhere further south to extend your summer! Whatever the climate of the region you live in, or whatever season you enjoy most, HAPPY FALL from all of us, to all of you!

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.”

Here is what is happening at the Prostate Center.

Information/Support Group Meeting at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday, 10 October
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).

Information/Support Group Meeting at Walter Reed

Meetings are every 3rd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday, 17 October
Times: 1300-1400
Location: River Conference Room, America Building #19, 3rd Floor
(next to the Prostate Center).
Parking: America Garage

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 — Guest Speaker Program/US TOO Meeting
Thursday 07 Nov 2019

  • 1800–Us TOO Meeting to vote on Articles of Incorporation (see attached pdf for details)
  • 1900–Guest Speaker Program
  • Speaker: Dr. Phillip Arlen, Oncologist, National Cancer Institute
  • Presentation: TBD
  • Location:
    1. Walter Reed: America Building #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)

Psychological Support

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

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

Fort Belvoir:
New permanent staff member pending, but you may currently place a call to speak with temporary staff – 571-231-3504


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

Community Outreach Opportunity

  • This will be the 7th 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.
  • If you would like to “give back” by donating a few hours of your time to this important effort, Please contact Gene Slebrch at 703-978-0337 or gslebrch@yahoo.com. Thank you very much Gene for leading this effort!
  • Schedule for Retiree Appreciation Days:
    • Joint Base Ft. Myer/Henderson Hall
      Friday, 04 October 2019 (0800-1600)
      Location: Community Activities Center, 228 McNair Road
    • Quantico Marine Corps Base
      Friday, 18 October 2019 (1000-1400)
      Location: Religious and Family Service Family Loop -3019 Embry Loop
    • Ft. George G. Meade
      Friday, 25 October 2019 (0830-1200)
      Location: McGill Training Center – 8452 Zimborski Avenue
    • Joint Base Andrews
      Friday, 26 October 2019 (0700-1230)
      Location: The Club at Andrews

Free Prostate Cancer Conference for Patients and Caregivers

  • 4th Annual Patient Conference since 2017 - “Living Well; Choosing Wisely”
  • Saturday, 02 November 2019 from 0800-1700
  • The Founders Inn and Spa (www.FoundersInn.com) – 5641 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
  • Free Conference; $30 donation suggested
  • FREE breakfast and lunch if registered
  • Registration: www.eventbrite.com
  • Questions: contact Jan Manarite at jan.pcainternational@gmail.com or (239) 208-4400
  • Wide variety of topics will be presented by internationally recognized physicians specializing in prostate cancer.

CPDR E-Newsletter

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CPDR Press Release

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Lastly, an inspirational Autumn quote…

“To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it. It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall.”
—Ann Patchett


Diane Papay, RN, BS, CCRP

Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR)
USU Walter Reed Surgery
Office: (301) 319-2918
Fax: (301) 319-2901
Email: diane.m.papay.ctr@mail.mil
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the
Advancement of Military Medicine