ZEROHour Newsletter: February 2022
We Saved You a Seat, the ZERO Summit is Almost Here
The ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit is the premier annual event for the prostate cancer community, and it is just around the corner. The only thing missing is YOU! Register today to join us on March 4-8 for educational sessions with experts on a variety of important prostate cancer topics, interactive support groups, networking opportunities, awards to honor community movers and shakers, and more. Jay Jay French, guitarist and founder of rock group Twisted Sister, and prostate cancer survivor will kick things off on March 4. The event is free and virtual so you can attend from any location. Come be inspired, connect, and get informed.
Every Month You Can Share the Love
What could be more loving than providing the gift of hope to men and families navigating a diagnosis and managing treatment? You can honor patients this February by helping them receive the assistance they desperately need during the fight of their lives. Share the love this month, and every month, by signing up to make a monthly gift.
Why share the LOVE monthly? When you join the inspiring community of monthly sustainers, you become part of a special group of heroes dedicated to providing patients with access to vital treatments, significant support, and critical care. Your monthly contribution is an incredible commitment to building a brighter future for prostate cancer patients in need. The impact of your gift means access to transportation and financial resources as well peer support to make sure no patient faces this disease alone.
Blue Jackets are Always in Fashion
Tune in to the sixth annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show in support of prostate cancer awareness, Thursday, February 17 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern, webcast live from Moonlight Studios in New York City. The Blue Jacket Fashion Show, founded by fashion designer Frederick Anderson, unites the worlds of fashion, entertainment, sports, healthcare, and media to bring attention to prostate cancer, with an emphasis on racial disparities and underserved communities.
Be sure to watch this year's event featuring ZERO Vice President of Health Equity, Dr. Reggie Tucker-Seeley and ZERO's "We're Not Gonna Take It" campaign spokesperson, Jay Jay French. Other participants will include: NBC Weather Anchor Al Roker; actor Mario Cantone; CNN Anchor Don Lemon; actor Eric West; FOX-5 Meteorologist Mike Woods; and others. You will be amazed to see how stylists and designers reimagine the traditional "blue jacket" that the models will wear on the runway.
Sponsored by Janssen Oncology, the show will benefit Black and Brown communities, who are at highest risk of prostate cancer and who are experiencing additional financial and mental distress due to COVID-19. Janssen Oncology will match donations up to $10,000 made to ZERO between February 10 and March 3.
Tee Off in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer
Love to Golf? Love to have Fun? Join ZERO to Tee Off in the fight against prostate cancer this Spring.
Registration is now open and there's no pressure to have a good golf swing or score a lot of points - it's all about having fun! Proceeds from the event provide assistance to prostate cancer patients and their families through support programs, educational materials, and access to prostate cancer screenings. You can help save lives and keep families together.
Together, we will "PUTT" an end to prostate cancer! Join us this Spring in New Jersey, Atlanta, South Florida, Dallas, or Des Moines. For questions, reach out to email@example.com or you can register below.
Join a Webinar
February 24 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time
The Prostate Forum of Orange County Presents:
Dr. Marc Scholz, Author of
"The Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers"
Join this Zoom Meeting at:
Meeting ID: 890 6479 7038
One Tap Mobile:
+16699006833,,89064797038# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,89064797038# US (Tacoma)
For Questions, Email: ProstateForumOC@gmail.com
What prostate cancer support and education events are happening this month? Check the calendar! The Prostate Cancer Calendar web page is a resource for the entire prostate cancer community. If you are looking for a prostate cancer event, please check the calendar. If you have a support group, webinar, seminar, or other prostate cancer event that will benefit the community, you can post it right to the calendar.
Listen to These Prostate Cancer Podcasts
Check out the latest Prostate Cancer Real Talk podcast, episode 9: "Young and Black: How Early Detection Saved My Life," featuring Illinois State Representative LaShawn Ford of Chicago.
The Facts About Imaging
How much do you know about imaging as it relates to prostate cancer screening? Many do not know enough about these exciting screening options and how they could be of great benefit. There are various kinds of imaging tests that can help you and your care team to better define prostate cancer location, severity, and can help guide treatment options and expectations. Be sure to check out the latest in this new fact sheet produced in partnership with Blue Earth Diagnostics.
Read Doc Moyad's "No Bogus Science" Column
For over 15 years and almost 200 consecutive columns, Dr. Mark A. Moyad of University of Michigan Medical Center, Department of Urology has volunteered to write for Us TOO's Hot SHEET newsletter with the hopes of offering some very practical advice to improve health outcomes. In the latest issue, he looks at the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening trial (PLCO) results that show the importance of weight loss for better overall health, and improved outcomes related to cancer.
Progress in Prostate Cancer Research
Advancements in prostate cancer research provide hope for finding a cure and lead to important new discoveries. Progress for Prostate Cancer Research is a ZEROHour feature that includes some of the latest research from the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). This month, read more top stories from the PCF Scientific Retreat 2021: Using VA Prostate Cancer Data to Improve Clinical Trials; and Prostate Cancer Disparities: What We Know, and What We Can Do.
Virtual US TOO Support Groups
ZERO/Us TOO has virtual prostate cancer support groups that continue to meet regularly and host guest speakers. These meetings can be accessed by phone or by internet, and can be attended from any location.
» Find a support group.
Meet Steve Miller
Steve Miller is the Support Group Leader for the Grand Strand Prostate Support Group in Myrtle Beach, SC. Steve is a prostate cancer survivor who was diagnosed in 2008 at 56 years old. He enjoys sharing the latest cancer news with other patients and says that it's "very rewarding when you can help someone who is struggling." Steve credits much of his success to the help and support of his wife Bunny. The Grand Strand group reaches around 40 patients each month. Steve is excited to work with ZERO to raise awareness around prostate cancer and the availability of local support groups.
Advanced Prostate Cancer
Have you been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer? If so, you should talk with your healthcare provider about whether or not a clinical trial is the right treatment option for you. Researchers for this Bristol Myers Squibb study are in need of candidates with advanced prostate cancer.
» Read more.
(This content is provided in partnership with Bristol Myers Squibb.)
Biomarkers and Prostate Cancer
According to the National Cancer Institute, a biomarker is a biological molecule found in blood, other body fluids, or tissues that is a sign of a normal or abnormal process, or of a condition or disease. Biomarker testing is transforming prostate cancer care and treatment by providing patients and their treatment teams with a vast amount of information on the genomic mutations that drive cancer growth. The mutations and other biomarkers that are found in your tissue sample might tell your doctor if a targeted therapy or immunotherapy might work for you.
» Read more.
(This content is provided in partnership with Foundation Medicine.)
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