Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Roundtable discussion among members and guests, 6pm to 7pm
Meeting with Dr. Tia Higano, MD 7pm to 8pm.
Dr. Celestia (Tia) Higano is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine (Division of Oncology) and Urology at the University of Washington and a Member of the Clinical Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, finished an internal medicine residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, and completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson. Her research interest focus has been on new drug development including immunotherapy, the effects of androgen deprivation therapy on the male body and mind, and development of supportive care/survivorship programs for prostate cancer patients and their partners.
Dr. Higano has worked with men with metastatic prostate cancer since the time when hormone therapy was the only treatment available. Through the years her efforts have been instrumental in development of many of the new and more effective treatments for fighting prostate cancer. As a clinician her focus is on men with the disease and their loved ones. Her goal is to provide them with the means to maintain and improve their quality of life.
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.