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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


CPDR Distinguished Visitng Professor
May 2015


Barnett (Barry) S. Kramer, M.D., MPH

Presentation: "Cancer Screening: A Clash between Intuition and Science"

Date: 7 May 2015
Time: 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Location: CPDR - Rockville, Md

Click Here for additional information

 

April 21, 2014

Biological and Genomic Differences of ERG Oncoprotein-Stratified Prostate Cancers from African and Caucasian Americans

 

Read the May 2015 WRNMMC UsToo! Newsletter

WRNMMC UsToo!
May 2015 Guest Speaker


CAPTAIN Timothy Donahue, MD

Presentation: "Rising PSA after Treatment for Prostate Cancer"

Date: 7 May 2015
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
jane.l.hudak.ctr@mail.mil

(The presentation also may be viewed via video teleconference at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Go to the Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room 332, to participate.)

 

March 30, 2014

CytoTest and Uniformed Services University’s Center for Prostate Disease Research enter into CRADA to advance cancer diagnosis and prognosis

 

March 20, 2014

Collaborative Summer Training Program for HBCU Undergraduates in Washington, DC