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The Prostate Cancer Task Force is a workgroup of the Washington CARES About Cancer Partnership and is made up of cancer care providers, advocates, researchers, public health professionals and survivors. The Task Force works to improve informed decision-making between men and their providers regarding prostate cancer screening and treatment.

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Accomplishments
  • Funded three community-based projects to influence underserved men’s ability to make an informed decision about prostate cancer screening:
    • Center for Multicultural “Let’s Talk About It” Program
    • Center for Multicultural Health educational video
    • Minority/Underserved Populations Project – Us Too International and Center for Multicultural Health
  • Developed an informed decision-making reference guide, support materials and brochures targeting the general public, African Americans and Native Americans.
  • Provided funding opportunities to support informed decision making:
    • South Puget Sound Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA) – to make the information decision-making reference guide culturally relevant to the five tribes of SPIPA and other tribes of the Northwest.
    • Providence Health Care – Spokane – to provide support and education and to translate the informed decision-making reference guide into Russian.
  • Supported a pilot project regarding informed decision-making about prostate cancer treatment by the Seattle institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research and the Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound Health Care System testing an educational intervention for men scheduled for prostate biopsy.
Prostate Cancer Task Force Grant Projects

The Prostate Cancer Task Force awarded two-year grants to support informed decision-making beginning July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012.

South Puget Sound Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA) The Informed Decision-Making (IDM) Prostate Cancer Treatment for Native Americans Project provides education and outreach to Native American men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The purpose is to improve the ability of Native American men diagnosed with prostate cancer to make treatment decisions based on their personal values and traditional beliefs.

The goal is to modify an IDM tool developed by the University of Michigan and the Michigan Cancer Consortium making it culturally effective and relevant for the Five Tribes (Nisqually, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish and Squaxin Island and other Pacific Northwest tribes in Washington State.

Providence Regional Cancer Center (PRCC) – Spokane

PRCC will support informed decision-making regarding prostate cancer treatment within the Providence Health Care system in Spokane, Washington. They will:
  • Provide individualized support.
  • Evaluate individual effectiveness of two delivery methods of the IDM.
  • Provide support and education to providers about the importance of IDM.
  • Translate the IDM tool into Russian.
Prostate Cancer Support Groups

Gilda’s Club



http://www.gildasclub.org/res_prostate.asp



http://www.gildasclubseattle.org/







Man to Man (M2M)



http://www.tpcsg.info/Contact/contact.html







Us Too



http://www.ustoo.com/Chapter_NearYou.asp







Wellness Place Cancer Education and Support



http://www.wellnessplace.org/ 



Resources

Prostate cancer screening practices of African-American and non-African-American US primary care physicians: a cross-sectional survey

Article published in the International Journal of General Medicine about a survey that explored whether African-American primary care Physicians have different prostate cancer screening practices compared to non-African-American primary care physicians.

Reference Materials for Early Prostate Cancer Treatment Informed Decision Making

5.5x8.5 brochure. This publication provides a list of recommended reference materials about early prostate cancer treatment informed decision making. This list of materials provides prostate cancer patients and their doctors with useful and well written materials to make an informed decision about prostate cancer treatment.

Prostate cancer screening - know what's right for you

4x8.5 brochure. This publication provides facts about prostate cancer screening and encourages men to talk with their health care provider about getting screened. The same information is also available in publications targeting African-American men and Tribal men.

Prostate cancer screening - know what's right for you [for Tribal men]

4x8.5 brochure. This publication is targeted toward Tribal men. It provides facts about prostate cancer screening and encourages men to talk with their health care provider about getting screened. The same information is also available in a publication targeting African-American men.

Prostate cancer screening - know what's right for you [for African-American men]

4x8.5 brochure. This publication is targeted toward African-American men. It provides facts about prostate cancer screening and encourages men to talk with their health care provider about getting screened. The same information is also available in a publication targeting Tribal men.

 

Last Updated 4/7/2014