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ZEROhour January 2021 Issue


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BREAKING NEWS: Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Expected to Rise 30% in 2021

Updated U.S. Statistics for Prostate Cancer

New reporting from Cancer Facts and Figures shows that there’s more to be done in the fight to end prostate cancer. But we at ZERO know — just as you do — that these numbers aren’t just facts, figures, or statistics — they are men we know and love. These findings represent fathers, husbands, brothers, uncles, cousins, coaches, bosses, and friends. Together, with your help, ZERO will fight to end prostate cancer and provide critical support to the men and families who are impacted by the disease.

Below are some key takeaways from the 2021 report:

  • A man will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2 minutes, and pass away from the disease every 15 minutes.
  • In 2021, almost 3% more men will pass away from the disease than in 2020.
  • New diagnoses are expected to rise by 30% in 2021.
  • Rates of prostate cancer are almost 80% higher Black men than in white men, and the death rate for Black men with prostate cancer is more than double that of men in every other population.

See more from ZERO’s Jamie Bearse and members of ZERO’s Medical Advisory Board on these numbers and their impact on what’s planning to be done to reverse these trends and how ZERO can help. RSVP for a special Facebook Live discussion on Feb. 4 with Dr. Charles Ryan around these new statistics.

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You Did It: Holiday Match Reached and More Patients Helped in 2020 Than Ever Before

You Did It

With your help, we exceeded our $200,000 holiday match! This means that more than $400,000 is going to help men and their families. Your generous gift helps to provide a community of support and resources for prostate cancer patients when they need it most during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanks to your inspiring generosity, more patients will be helped in 2021 than ever before. You already helped break patient care records in 2020 — look what you helped achieve, and be sure to watch a special thank you message just for you:

  • Since the inception of ZERO360, more than $2.7 million has been secured for patient debt relief.
  • Nearly 3,300 patients and families received direct assistance, support, and resources through free case management, transportation, and mentoring.
  • More than a million people were educated about prostate cancer through ZERO’s website, events, videos, and other educational efforts.
  • An estimated half-million men who are now eligible to receive free prostate cancer screening coverage in Maryland thanks to new state legislation passed by ZERO advocates.

Thank You

Are you in the ZERO Summit App Yet?

Free Summit App

The countdown to ZERO’s first-ever virtual Summit is ON! The most impactful annual event in the prostate cancer community is just a few weeks away (Feb. 28 – Mar. 4). While the pandemic has moved the Summit online, the event will still feature many of the aspects you know and love, like networking with your peers and access to informative speakers and resources, plus awesome new tools like our new Summit app.

Sign up to hear from speakers like:

  • Cal Ripken, Jr. isn’t just baseball’s Iron Man — he’s a prostate cancer survivor too. Hear his story of strength, resilience, and education.
  • Dr. Nima Sharifi will explore cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs in precision medicine and diagnostics, some of the hottest topics in prostate cancer.
  • Dr. Stacey Loeb breaking down myths and tall-tales in a session on “fake news” in prostate cancer.
  • Dr. Rachel Rubin will share everything you need to know about intimacy and sexual health after facing a prostate cancer diagnosis.

Registration is FREE — what better way to start your new year by increasing your knowledge and joining hundreds of others across the country who are part of ZERO’s passionate community?

Register Now to Get the App

YOU Can Design the 2021 Run/Walk T-Shirt!

Design the winning shirt

Help design the race shirt for the 2021 ZERO Run/Walk season! To get your creative juices going, consider that:

  • All participants will be wearing the same design.
  • The shirt will be dark color with lighter blue text and one color of your choosing.
  • The Run/Walk logo will be included in addition to your design.
  • Read this handout for more detailed guidelines.

Please submit your artwork to races@zerocancer.org by February 28, 2021 date to be considered. ZERO will announce the winning design in March 2021.

We’re excited to see your passion for the cause in the designs, and can’t wait to see you in-person once again at your local Run/Walk this Fall.

New Year Goal: Become a MENtor or Caregiver Mentor

Mentor Hands

This new year, here’s two easy ways to get more involved with the prostate cancer community and give back.

  • Become a Caregiver Mentor: ZERO’s newest program, Caregiver Connector, pairs experienced caregivers with those new to the experience of prostate cancer caregiving. The program allows caregivers to share tips, tricks, and find a shoulder to lean on.
  • Become a MENtor: ZERO’s original connection-building program, MENtor, connects prostate cancer survivors with new patients. With MENtor, men can feel less alone and learn about their journey ahead.

Read about the impact of mentor

Champions Corner

Dale Golgart

Thank You Dale

ZERO extends its sincere thanks to Dale Golgart, who shared his inspiring prostate cancer story with members of the ZERO community this holiday season.
» Meet Dale

Clinical Trials

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Now Registering Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients

There are many investigational clinical trials of metastatic prostate cancer being conducted at this time by Merck. These studies are trying to find out if investigational medications are safe and work to slow down or stop the growth of metastatic prostate cancer.
» Register for a Merck clinical trial
(This content is provided in partnership with Merck.)


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World Cancer Day is February 4

World Cancer Day is Thursday, February 4. Head to Facebook at 10 a.m. EST that day for a discussion on the latest developments in prostate cancer and new statistics. ZERO Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Charles Ryan will break down the 2021 American Cancer Society Facts & Figures Report, and what it means for patients.
» RSVP Now

Push-Up Challenge


2,800 Pushups in 28 Days!

This February, get stronger and workout with friends for a good cause. Help end prostate cancer by doing #pushupsforprostates.
» Join on Facebook today

Clinical Trials

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Prostate Cancer Research Study

The TALAPRO-2 clinical trial is enrolling men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer to study a potential treatment. More information is available.
» Learn more
(This content is provided in partnership with Pfizer Oncology.)

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