A Neighborhood-Based Intervention to Reduce Prostate Cancer Disparities

The aim of the project was to identify neighborhoods with disproportionately high rates of advanced prostate cancer and describe patient and neighborhood level risk factors associated with high risk neighborhoods; develop a targeted educational intervention (using a mixed methods approach) about prostate cancer for men who live in high risk neighborhoods; test the impact of the targeted intervention on levels of knowledge, anxiety, and informed decision making about PCa screening; and observe the rates of PCa screening in the intervention and control groups.

Funded by the Department of Defense (Subcontract from Thomas Jefferson University)
Grant Number: PC140667 (Charnita Ziegler-Johnson, PI)


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