Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia United States
The goal of this study is to develop an educational intervention about prostate cancer PCa. The intervention will be After utilizing Pennsylvania cancer registry data to identify 4 high risk PCa neighborhoods in Philadelphia, we conducted a focus group of at-risk men N26, ages 40-69 in each of the neighborhoods. We developed PCa educational materials and trained 8Community Health Workers from high risk neighborhoods to provide small group education for men from the neighborhoods. We also began recruitment and sessions to test the PCa educational intervention. Focus group participants had limited understanding of PCa and screening modalities, but recognized the importance of early detection. They articulated that peer- to-peer education focused on general health was highly desirable. Study recruitment and testing of the educational intervention is in progress. Methods for identifying highest risk neighborhoods and training community health educators to disseminate information to at risk men may be effective for decreasing PCa disparities.