Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Roundtable discussion among members and guests, 6pm to 7pm
Meeting with Dr. Jing Zeng, 7pm to 8pm.
Dr. Zeng is a board-certified radiation oncologist and leads the prostate cancer program at SCCA Proton Therapy Center. She also specializes in treating lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies and has helped build the thoracic radiation oncology program at UW Medicine. Dr. Zeng is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington and helps develop clinical and research initiatives exploring the application of proton therapy in cancer therapy
Dr. Zeng earned her medical degree at Duke University, completed her residency in radiation oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and was involved in clinical research and translational lab research throughout.
Dr. Zeng's research involves finding different medicines that minimize side effects of radiation treatment. She is also studying new technologies to make radiation delivery safer and more accurate, and is helping the Genitourinary Proton Therapy Program in their community outreach, clinical, and research efforts.
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.
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.