Us TOO in Seattle

Prostate Cancer Education, Support and Advocacy

Upcoming Meeting Information

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Roundtable discussion among members and guests, 6pm to 7pm

Meeting with Dr. Jonathan Wright,  7pm to 8pm. 

Dr. Jonathan Wright is the medical director of the UWMC Urology Clinic and a UW associate professor of urology.  "My goal is to provide the highest level of medical and surgical care in a compassionate environment where the patient is an active member of the team."

Dr. Wright is interested in the relationship between obesity and adverse prostate cancer outcomes. He has completed several studies examining this relationship and is the principal investigator for an R01 study from the National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute (NCT02454517). This randomized phase III trial studies a diet and exercise program based on the Diabetes Prevention Program in promoting weight loss and improving health compared to general recommendations for men on active surveillance with low-risk or low-intermediate-risk prostate cancer. A lifestyle intervention that promotes weight loss may influence prostate health. A combined diet and exercise program that is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program may affect markers (or "biomarkers") of prostate cancer progression. Gathering this information may help doctors understand how obesity affects prostate cancer progression and may help lead to a program that can reduce the risk of prostate cancer progression.

Us TOO in Seattle - Meeting Structure

Us TOO in Seattle Prostate Cancer Support Group meetings are open to men with prostate cancer, their loved ones, friends, and caregivers. Our goal is to provide comprehensive information on prostate cancer, its diagnoses, treatments, side effects, current research and other aspects that may be used to help us make informed decisions about the disease. Us TOO in Seattle monthly meetings offer peer-to-peer interaction and support, plus unbiased information from experts in areas related to prostate cancer including surgery, radiation, medication, psychology, healthy lifestyles, and more.

Spouses, partners, other family members and caregivers are welcome.

 

Each Us TOO in Seattle meeting starts at 6pm with a facilitated discussion between participants followed by an educational presentation at 7pm by a healthcare provider.  Meetings end promptly at 8:00.

 

 

 

 

 

New!

An "Us TOO on the Move in Seattle Group" has been formed.  This new program is an effort to reach out to men with prostate cancer who are unable to attend a scheduled meeting or may have a special need for more immediate support.  Included in each meet will be a chapter leader and 2-3 members who have completed facilitation and advocacy training.  We will coordinate different meeting places as needed.

 

 

Us TOO IN SEATTLE MEETINGS .

The 4th Wednesday of each month except as noted
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Greenwood Senior Center,
525 N. 85th St, Seattle WA

Free Parking 


2017:

January 25 Dr. Ed Weber

February 22  Dr. Ben Danis

March 22  Dr. Robert Meier

April 26  Carol A. Jakus

May 24  Dr. Heather Cheng

June 28  Dr. Jonathan Wright

July 19*  Dr. John Gore

August 23 Dr. Ramesh Rengan

September 27 Dr. Bill Ellis

October 25

November 15*

December 20*

*Third Wednesday

Institute for Prostate Cancer Research Symposium

The next Prostate Cancer Research Symposium will be held at the Fred Hutchison Canceer Research Center on Saturday, September 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Speakers from the University of Washington, the Oregon Health and Science University, and the Universitiy of British Columbia will discuss the latest research on prostate cancer detection and treatment, as well as strategies for men to promote health and well being.  The program is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. More information is available at http://depts.washington.edu/guoncres/UWProstateCancer/Index.htm