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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


March 20, 2014

Collaborative Summer Training Program for HBCU Undergraduates in Washington, DC

Dr. Shiv Srivastava received an FY07 PCRP Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Training Program award to provide foundational cancer research opportunities for undergraduates at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) through the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) – Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR). In this collaborative effort, Dr. Deepak Kumar served as the Partnering Principal Investigator at UDC. This program allowed UDC students with limited to no exposure in biomedical research to gain experience in state-of-the-art prostate cancer translational research.

Read the full Article in the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Prostate Cancer Reseach Program Brochure (pg 13).

 

 

CPDR April 2015
Distinguished Visiting Professor


Deborah Winn, Ph.D.

Deputy Director
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute

Presentation: "Waterpipes and Health Effects:
Challenges of Studying Emerging
Tobacco-related Behaviors"

Date: April 2, 2015
Time: 1100 - 1200
Location: CPDR, Rockville, MD
2nd floor conference room

 

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.)

Read the February 2015 WRNMMC UsToo! Newsletter