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ZEROHour October 2021 Issue

 

Double Your Donation

ZERO & Us TOO International Finalize Merger


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The prostate cancer community has a new patient-centric powerhouse in its corner with the officially completed merger of ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and Us TOO Support Groups. This newly unified organization creates a comprehensive support system for prostate cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. It also increases prostate cancer awareness and advances research and access to care through a united advocacy platform. The need is urgent to directly address the increase of emotional, financial, and physical challenges caused by COVID-19 to those who are already in a health crisis fighting prostate cancer.

In addition, serving as a single educational resource will help reach more patients and communities on important issues including ever-developing treatment options, early detection and active surveillance, diagnostics, survivorship, and emotional and physical well-being. Two major priorities for the combined organization are to address the growing need for patient support as a result of the pandemic and to eliminate the racial disparities in prostate cancer.

More about the merger of ZERO and Us TOO International can be found in this breaking news item.

 

Read the press release

Thank You for Helping Us ZERO Out Prostate Cancer!


Thank you

Wow, you did it! You and hundreds of other generous donors gave a gift to ZERO and helped raise over $100,000 in matched funds. Because of you, direct help was ready for men and families who need it most in the face of this ongoing health crisis. Thank you!

Your support during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month was more critical than ever, as many more patients are struggling both financially and emotionally. Your dedication and passion to help others is truly inspiring. Special thanks to Bayer, for its generous triple matching gift on ZERO Cancer Day.

 

Jamie’s video message to you

The Link Between Prostate Cancer & Breast Cancer


The link between breast and prostate cancer

October 1 marked the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The past year has posed a challenge to just about everything, and cancer prevention is no exception. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with the risk of developing them being 1 in 8.

Did you know a family history of breast cancer is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, and that the relationship between breast cancer and prostate cancer may be in the genes? Research has shown that certain genetic mutations of the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene may increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Visit our website to learn more about what the BRCA gene means for men and their families.

 

About the BRCA Gene

Clinical Trials: Everything You Need to Know


Learn about clinical trials

Clinical trials can be an excellent option for prostate cancer patients. However, there are tons of questions and myths circulating about the subject. That’s why ZERO sat down to answer some of the most common questions people have about clinical trials.
(This content is provided in partnership with Bristol Myers Squibb.)

 

More on Clinical Trials Here

Grow & Give to End Prostate Cancer


Grow and Give

What began as an idea to bring back the mustache evolved into a movement to raise awareness around prostate cancer in men. Grow & Give is ZERO’s facial hair campaign that grows awareness and funds to fight prostate cancer. Join the G&G movement and let your facial hair flow and grow a mustache or beard.

Plus we have a great contest rolling as well — post your pics on social media with #growandgive, and you may be the lucky winner of a Grizzly Cooler from Hop Valley Brewing. Contest opportunities include: most creative team, most creative grow sister, celebrity doppelganger, Grizzly Bear Adams – fullest/bushiest beard, and stache-tastic award for best mustache. Special thanks to Hop Valley Brewing for being the premier sponsor of ZERO’s 2021 Grow & Give campaign.

 

Let’s Get Growing

Sign the Petition to Support Veterans’ Prostate Cancer Care


Help improve prostate cancer care for Veterans

Clinical pathways are a vital tool in the fight against prostate cancer. Clinical pathways improve the quality, treatment, and access for patients with a standardized system of care. Currently, no such national clinical pathway exists for prostate cancer within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The Veteran’s Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act is a critical piece of legislation in the House and Senate that will help to ensure that Veterans will have equal access to the best possible care by establishing a national clinical pathway for prostate cancer within the VHA. You are needed!

Add your signature to take to Congress in November showing the strong support of our community for improving the prostate cancer outcomes for U.S. Veterans.

 

Sign the Petition

Champions Corner


Susie Schlernitzauer

My Brother’s Keeper

Susie Schlernitzauer is an amazing ZERO Champion we’re proud to recognize. Her team, This One’s For Terry, had an amazing Run/Walk season. They raised more than $22,000 for the South Florida Run/Walk. This team is named after and honors the memory of her brother Terry, who passed away from prostate cancer. Susie is keeping her brother’s memory alive and all others in the fight against prostate cancer!
» Apply to be a Champion like Susie

Community Impact


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Bold For Blue Awards

Help recognize leaders in the prostate cancer community with ZERO’s Impact Awards! This awards program recognizes special individuals that go above and beyond to help men and families. It’s a great way to show your appreciation for a dedicated patient, physician, caregiver, advocate, or anyone else in the fight for men’s lives! Deadline is November 15 so hurry up and submit your nomination now.
» Impact Award Nomination

Clinical Trial


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TALAPRO-3 Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial

The TALAPRO-3 clinical trial is enrolling men with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer to study a potential treatment. More information is available here.
» Learn more
(This content is provided in partnership with Pfizer.)

Town Hall


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November is National Family Caregivers Month

In celebration of National Family Caregivers Month and the caregivers who play a pivotal role in the prostate cancer journey, join us for Conversations with Caregivers: A Town Hall. A panel of caregivers will engage in conversation, sharing their experiences. This hour of power is an opportunity for caregivers to come together to support and connect with one another, learn helpful tools to use in their caregiver journey, and answer live questions from attendees.
» Register Now

Research


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Genetic Factors in Prostate Cancer Treatment

There’s a new study on the inherited genetic factors’ impact on prostate cancer risk and treatment. The PROMISE study seeks to learn more about the roles genes can play in improving outcomes for prostate cancer patients.
» Learn More
(This content is provided in partnership with PROMISE Study.)

Save the Date


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Giving Tuesday is November 30

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement with the goal to transform communities and the world. It’s also a very important day here at ZERO where we’ll be raising awareness and critical funds to support men, families, and caregivers living with prostate cancer.
» Follow us on Facebook for updates

Clinical Trials


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Taiho Oncology

Do you have metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer? A trial investigating safety & efficacy of a new treatment may be an option for you.
» Learn More
(This content is provided in partnership with Taiho.)

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