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WRNMMC UsTOO! Chapter

 

The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) chapter of Us TOO International, in partnership with CPDR since August 1991, provides education and support to military and civilian men with prostate cancer and their families through its monthly information/support group meetings. The Nurse Educator at CPDR and a prostate cancer survivor co-facilitate meetings each month at WRNMMC and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The meetings at both hospitals are conducted in the afternoon as well as in the evening. The meetings offer patients and their families the opportunity to exchange views and experiences dealing with prostate cancer and to learn more about the disease, various treatment options and issues related to post-treatment, as well as clinical research opportunities.

Additionally, the WRNMMC chapter of Us TOO hosts a quarterly Guest Speaker Program for the military and civilian community of prostate cancer patients and their families. A health care professional speaks to the group each quarter on topics of interest to men and their families dealing with prostate cancer. A summary of the presentation, as well as other pertinent items of interest, are published in the quarterly WRNMMC Us TOO newsletter available on this website. Also available are previous presentations which are archived on the CPDR website.

The CPDR e-Newsletter is a monthly email message sent to patients providing information about CPDR, support groups, educational presentation and resources, and research opportunities. Included within the e-Newsletter is the quarterly Us TOO newsletter. To subscribe to the e-Newsletter, contact COL (ret) Jane Hudak, RN, PhD at 301-319-2918 or jane.l.hudak.ctr@mail.mil

For information about the monthly support groups at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center or Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, please contact COL (ret) Jane Hudak, RN, PhD at 301-319-2918 or jane.l.hudak.ctr@mail.mil

CPDR HIGHLIGHTS

2018 AACR Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois April 14-18, 2018

The 2018 AACR Annual Meeting gathered this year at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois from April 14 to 18 under the theme of Driving Innovative Cancer Science to Patient Care. The Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) multi-disciplinary team - together with collaborators – delivered one podium presentation and 12 poster presentations. The team was co-led by Dr. Shiv Srivastava, CPDR Co-Director and Professor, and Dr. Albert Dobi, Associate Director, CPDR and Research Assistant Professor, of the Department of Surgery, USU and WRNMMC.

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Read the March 2019 CPDR E-Newsletter

Go to the WRNMMC UsToo! Newsletter Archive or CPDR E-Newsletter Archive




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