Us TOO in Seattle

Prostate Cancer Education, Support and Advocacy

Upcoming Meeting Information

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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

Meeting with Dr. Heather Cheng,  7pm to 8pm. 

Dr. Heather Cheng completed MD/PhD training as part of the University of Washington Medical Scientist Training Program.  Her PhD research focused on understanding mechanisms of retroviral entry in the lab of Julie Overbaugh, PhD at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  She then did Internal Medicine residency and Hematology/Oncology fellowship training as part of the American Board of Internal Medicine Integrated Research Pathway.  Her postdoctoral research explored the use of circulating microRNAs as cancer biomarkers in the lab of Muneesh Tewari, MD, PhD.  During this time, she also developed a clinical-translational research focus on prostate cancer. 

In 2014, she joined the faculty of the University of Washington Medical Oncology Division and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinical Research Division.  Her clinical and research focus is to better understand the germline (heritable) and somatic (tumor-specific) genetics of prostate cancer, particularly as related to precision oncology care and treatment of men with prostate cancer.  To address rapidly emerging implications of cutting edge discoveries to clinical care, she helped launch the Prostate Cancer Genetics Clinic at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in September 2016.

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

September 27

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