"Educational Intervention on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer"
Institution: NYU School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stacy Loeb
Research Category: Translational
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in U.S. men. Current guidelines recommend active surveillance as the preferred management for low-risk prostate cancer rather than immediate treatment. However, this approach is underutilized, in part due to inadequate training of prostate cancer providers, uncertainties over the conduct of active surveillance and communication barriers with patients. Our objective is to create and test a series of educational modules for prostate cancer providers to increase the uptake of active surveillance and improve prostate cancer care. These modules will be widely disseminated to urologists, trainees, and allied health professionals through the American Urological Association website.
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