2nd Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Breakfast Event

Honoring those who make a difference

When:
September 9, 2022
8:30 A.M.

Where:
Embassy Suites Houston, Energy Corridor
11730 Katy Freeway
Houston TX 77079

What:
We're excited to announce that we are hosting our 2nd Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Breakfast! Help us continue our mission of serving those with prostate cancer and their loved ones in the Houston area.

This year will be even more memorable as we collaborate with ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer for a Prostate Cancer Awareness weekend, with the Breakfast Event being hosted on September 9th and ZERO’s 5K Run/Walk on September 10th.

The Breakfast Event raises funds so that Tex US TOO can continue offering education and information; peer counseling; fellowship and emotional support. This event is also our opportunity to honor those who make a difference for the 1 in 8 men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Tex US TOO can only continue to serve our community with your support! Join us so that we can make a difference for those affected by prostate cancer, their families, and their loved ones.

Event Honorees:

Keynote Speaker: Curtis A. Pettaway, MD

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Dr. Pettaway is a Professor, at the Department of Urology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

We are honored to have Dr. Pettaway as our Keynote Speaker this year. Dr. Pettaway is a longtime friend of our organization, and has been the speaker at our monthly meetings over the years. He also spoke at and was a participant at several Dad’s Day 5k events, which was our previous fund-raiser for 20 years. Dr. Pettaway will speak on the topic of “Improving detection and treatment for men in underserved communities”, a subject on which Dr. Pettaway is an expert.

Dr. Pettaway received his Medical Doctorate from Temple University School of Medicine. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, and did a surgical residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas. He is certified by The American Board of Urology.

His clinical practice is based on treating patients with rare genitourinary malignancies including penile, urethral, as well as prostate malignancies. The goal of his prostate-related studies is to 1) further define the host and molecular markers of cancer progression, and 2) to reduce disparities in prostate cancer outcomes among African Americans and the underserved by studying both clinical and biological correlates of aggressive disease. He served as the medical director of the Prostate Outreach Project (POP) which has educated and screened over 5,000 men. He served as the co-director of a National Cancer Institute funded study evaluating the influence of West African Ancestry on the incidence and aggressiveness of prostate cancer among African American and Puerto Rican populations. Dr. Pettaway has published over 170 peer-reviewed publications and is often asked to speak on topics of penile and prostate cancer at national and international educational meetings and symposiums.

Prostate Cancer Medical Professional of the Year: Dr. Brian J. Miles - Houston Methodist Hospital

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We are pleased to present this year’s Prostate Cancer Medical Professional of the Year Award to Dr. Brian J. Miles, Vice-Chair of the Department of Urology and Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Miles, one of Houston’s premier and most well-known urologists, has spoken at numerous Tex US TOO monthly meetings over the years, bringing to our member's updates on critical advances in detecting and treating prostate cancer.  He is always willing to speak to our group and provides advice and council when called upon.

Dr. Miles, a board-certified urologist, having served as the Director of the Urology Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine, continues to educate and provide professional direction to medical students, urology residents, and fellow urologists.

Dr. Miles’ primary focus and interest in clinical practice and research are in the detection and surgical treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and kidney cancer. As one of the leading authorities in Texas and the country in the use of the DaVinci robotic surgical system, he has performed over 3,200 robotic prostatectomies (removal of the prostate), many robotic cystectomies (removal of the bladder), and partial nephrectomies (removal of part of the kidney) procedures.

He has authored over one hundred and seventy-five, peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and has worked with Dr. Peter Scardino as the associate editor of the landmark textbook, Comprehensive Textbook of Genitourinary Oncology. He also travels widely as a lecturer, surgeon, and consultant on urological cancers to many foreign countries.

       Tex US TOO Hero Award: David Turner

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This year, David Turner is our Tex US TOO Hero. David’s example of service to our organization started in 2003 when he began attending our regular monthly Chapter meetings. Soon after, he began helping the team of volunteers that hosted the Dad’s Day 5K Run/Walk. It was Tex US TOO’s primary fund-raising event for 20 years, 2000 through 2019. David continued that spirit of volunteer service during last year’s First Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Breakfast.

David also served on our Board of Directors from 2006 through 2021. His deep compassion for men with prostate cancer and his dedication to our mission of prostate cancer education and support were just a few of the ways he contributed to our organization.

One of David’s most valuable roles was to lead the post-meeting small-group discussion at our monthly meetings for 13 years. This discussion is the second part of each meeting. During this time, newly diagnosed and recurring-diseased men share their individual cancer situations with other prostate cancer survivors. Those who understand . . . are there to listen. In addition to being a source of vital information, this forum provides a safe and caring environment for newly affected men. Spouses and other loved ones are also welcome. David’s knowledgeable and skillful leadership has helped hundreds of men better navigate the journey of this disease.

David and his wife Leslie will celebrate 53 years of marriage in October 2022. David and Leslie have two daughters: Laura who lives in Austin, and Ginger and her husband Simon who live in Austria.

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