July 2016
Old Glory

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

Whether you celebrate the Fourth of July with a picnic, barbecue, fireworks, parade, family reunion or speeches and ceremony, we all wish you a very happy and healthy Fourth!



Dr. Rosner

Dr. Inger Rosner takes the helm at CPDR!

Colonel Inger Rosner, M.D., is the Director of CPDR at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; the Director of Urologic Oncology, Urology Service; and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. She graduated from medical school at USUHS in 1997 and attended residency at WRAMC from 2002 to 2007. Dr. Rosner completed a fellowship in Urologic Oncology from the National Cancer Institute in 2008.

Dr. Rosner is the Principal Investigator for several research protocols and has published dozens of papers based on her research in the field of urology. Her current research projects include genitourinary trauma during war, the relationship of pre-operative PSA levels to prostate weight and tumor size, and bone metastasis in androgen-independent prostate cancer. Dr. Rosner's interests include imaging and minimally invasive treatments of prostate cancer. She specializes in robotic surgery.


Save The Date!

4 August 2016 is the next Guest Speaker Program

Speaker: Dr. Lloyd Glover (urologist specializing in HIFU and cryotherapy)
Topic: "A Urologist is Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer - Now What?"
Date: Thursday, 4 Aug 2016
Time: 1900-2030
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).

Paul Taylor

Successful Father's Day Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer

The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Capital Area featured a 5K run/walk, 1-mile walk, 200 yards Kids Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program.

One of our patients at CPDR, COL Paul Taylor, led a team named “DC Bandits”. The funds raised from the run/walk will be used to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and educate men and families about prostate cancer.

There were more than 750 participants in the run/walk, more than 700 donors, and they raised more than $175,000 towards their mission of ending prostate cancer.

If you missed the race, know that Zero Cancer is still accepting donations.

Go to zerocancer.org for “Zero—The End of Prostate Cancer”, a leading national nonprofit organization with the mission to end prostate cancer. (zero prostate cancer deaths, zero pain and suffering).

Check out Paul on the website who is on the organization’s board of directors.

Focus on COL Paul Taylor

You will find Col Taylor’s story quite amazing. Click the link to read his story "How 20 Years in the Army Helped Prepare Me for My Toughest Battle Yet"

Free Webinar

Free 1-hour webinar program sponsored by zerocancer.org
Date: Wedesday, 13 July 2016
Time: 1500
Title: "Treatment Options for Localized Prostate Cancer."
Speakers: Dr Kelvin Moses (urologic surgeon) and Dr. Eric Shinohara (radiation oncologist) both from Vanderbilt Cancer Center.
Register: zerocancer.org

Walter Reed - WRNMMC
Information/Support Group Meetings
Meetings are every 3rd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: River Conference Room, America Building, 3rd floor (next to 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. They will also need some form of picture identification at the gate.

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Information/Support Group Meetings
Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: Urology Clinic
(2nd floor, Sunrise Pavilion)

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).
WRNMMC Us TOO Newsletter
Newsletter IconClick here to read the May 2016 issue of the Walter Reed UsTOO newsletter.
It includes a summary of Ms Nancy Tschiltz's talk "Eat Well, Live Well" that she presented in Feb.

Check out previous presentations archived on our website at www.www.www.cpdr.org. or click Quarterly US TOO Newsletter". Choose either "current newsletter" or "newsletter archive".
Educational Resource
And in Health - Book

Recommend the book "And in Health. A Guide for Couples Facing Cancer Together" by Dan Shapiro, PhD (clinical psychologist).

The book " gives advice, in short lessons, on the main areas of concern or conflict that can come from life with cancer-from diagnosis to treatment and life post-treatment". He is a cancer survivor married to a cancer survivor who is also an oncology nurse practitioner.

A recurring theme of the book is how to share the journey as a team -- how to help the other and the relationship while under the throes of cancer.

It offers useful, helpful tools in an easy to read manner; practical and grounded.

Included are chapters dealing with a new cancer diagnosis, sexuality, making peace with dependence, and end of life.

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 them at the numbers below.

Walter Reed
  1. Ms Ellen Bowers - 301-319-2893
  2. Ms Elena Nazario – 301-319-4332
Fort Belvoir
  1. Ms Donna Horn-Hooks - 571-231-3504.

Nutrition Counseling

If you would like to make an appointment with a nutritionist, call the Integrative Health and Wellness Services at 301-295-0105.

A referral from your physician is not needed.


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

New format for CPDR e-News

You can access previous issues of the CPDR e-News on our CPDR website - www.www.cpdr.org/newsletter under the Patient Information link.

You may have noticed the e-News "from" line says "newsletter". It is still from me. You can reply to the email newsletter and your message will be received by me just as before!

Hail and Farewell

We sadly say farewell to Dr. Timothy Donahue, urologic surgeon at Walter Reed for many, many years, who is retiring from the Navy.

Words of Wisdom:

“Blessings sometimes show up in unrecognizable disguises."
-- Janette Oke

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

Jane L. Hudak, RN, Ph.D.
Colonel, Army Nurse Corps, US Army (Ret)
Patient Educator
Center for Prostate Disease Research
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
4954 North Palmer Road
Bethesda, MD 20889
America Building, 3rd floor

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