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The Virtual ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit Starts SOON

Two weeks until #ZEROSummit2021

ZERO’s first-ever virtual Summit is only TWO weeks away! The most impactful annual event in the prostate cancer community is just a few weeks away (Feb. 28 Mar. 4). While the pandemic has moved the Summit online, the event will still feature many of the aspects you know and love, like networking with your peers and access to informative speakers and resources, plus awesome new tools like our new Summit app.

Watch this video from mission speaker Cal Ripken, Jr. to learn more about why you should attend the Summit:

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Registration is FREE — sign up now! After you register, be sure to download the Summit app so you can start your Summit experience right away by planning out your schedule, chatting with other attendees and more.

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February is Black History Month

Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer

Did you know that Black men are twice as likely to be diagnosed with and die from prostate cancer than white men? ZERO’s new Racial Disparities Task Force is helping to bridge the gap between racial and health disparities in prostate cancer among Black men. Stay tuned for more details about new events and resources, and register for the ZERO Summit to hear directly from Task Force members discussing health equity in prostate cancer.

Until then, learn how activists like retired NBA superstar Grant Hill and his father Calvin, are raising awareness about the disease in the Black community. Open the link below and head to page 8 to read about their mission.

Read about Grant and Calvin Hill's passion for ending prostate cancer:

Grant Hill Story

Show the Love to Patients and Families

Show the Love

As a ZERO supporter, thank you for making an amazing difference in the lives of patients and families battling prostate cancer. Will you show the love to a family this February? Help them see that they are not alone by making an impactful gift today!

Read what one caregiver in Texas had to say about your generosity and how it helps patients and families in need:

We know first-hand that early detection saves lives. It’s why my husband is still here with me today. Families like ours turn to ZERO every day for support and information.

Gift hope for Valentine’s

What the COVID-19 Vaccine Means for Prostate Cancer Patients

COVID-19 Vaccine and You

During this uncertain time, many questions surround the various COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. If you’re a prostate cancer patient or caregiver, you may have special concerns about the vaccine and whether or not it is safe for you. Visit ZERO’s COVID-19 FAQ page to learn about the vaccine and get insights on questions to ask your medical team.

Have a question but don’t see it answered? Send us a note at info@zerocancer.org and we’ll add your question to the site.

On the FAQs page, you’ll find answers to questions like these and more:

  • Should I get the vaccine?
  • If I receive the vaccine, should I still wear a mask?
  • What is an emergency use authorization?
See the Vaccine FAQs

Demystifying Clinical Trials

Dr. Ryan Headshot

Several myths surround clinical trials which leads to serious uncertainty for prostate cancer patients. A clinical trial is a research study that involves people. The studies are an investigation of an experimental treatment to see if it is safe to use and effective in fighting the disease.

As a patient, you may consider enrolling in a clinical trial to gain access to experimental new therapies or techniques that are still in the investigational stage. To help you with your decision, ZERO sat down with Dr. Charles Ryan, a member of ZERO’s Medical Advisory Board, to debunk several myths that patients often ask their physicians.

There are many investigational research trials for metastatic prostate cancer being conducted at this time by Merck. To learn more, please visit https://merckoncologyclinicaltrials.com or call 1-888-577-8839. (This content is provided in partnership with Merck.)

Explore clinical trial myths

Champions Corner

Bob and Deborah Parker

Thank You Summit Ambassadors

The 2021 Summit Ambassadors have dedicated months to making our first-ever virtual Summit a success. From getting the word out about the Summit, to welcoming attendees, testing the app, and more, these individuals have made an impactful difference! ZERO extends sincere thanks to the following individuals for their dedication and service: Suzie Scherlnitzauer, Chas Rodgers, Sharon Rose, Venetia Wilhelmsen, Cheryl Nikituk, Meghan Nikituk, Tara Nikituk, Vivian Avery, Don Williamson, Bob Parker (pictured left with his spouse, Deborah), Mike Rotz, Stephanie Mueller, Joe Musumeci, Althea Dixon, and Ruben Nerio. » Join the Summit Ambassadors from February 28 - March 4

Clinical Trials

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Now Registering Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients

There are many investigational clinical trials of metastatic prostate cancer being conducted at this time by Merck. These studies are trying to find out if investigational medications are safe and work to slow down or stop the growth of metastatic prostate cancer. » Register for a Merck clinical trial (This content is provided in partnership with Merck.)

Events

Tshirt Design

Help Design the 2021 Run/Walk T-Shirt

We want to see your creativity come to life for the 2021 Run/Walk season -- you can design a shirt worn by all Run/Walk participants nationwide! When designing, remember to include the Run/Walk logo and to use light blue text on top of a dark blue shirt base. Submit your artwork to races@zerocancer.org by Feb. 28. ZERO will announce the winning design in March 2021. » More Details

Clinical Trials

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Prostate Cancer Research Study

The TALAPRO-2 clinical trial is enrolling men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer to study a potential treatment. More information is available. » Learn more (This content is provided in partnership with Pfizer Oncology.)

 
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