Cleveland, Ohio 44106


This clinical trial studies an informed decision making intervention of screening for prostate cancer in predominantly African American participants. It also evaluates participants' knowledge about prostate cancer screening and to improve understanding. Using decision aids such as culturally sensitive written material, verbal information, and videos to educate patients about screening may increase patient participation and knowledge. This may increase confidence in participants' decisions. Raising awareness about prostate cancer in the communities may increase the participants' willingness to be screened for prostate cancer once they have learned about it.

Study summary:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: (A) To assess the effectiveness of a proposed educational model for informed decision about Prostate Cancer in high risk men over age 40 which compares informed decision making and shared decision making (B) to improve knowledge about prostate cancer in men over age 18 OUTLINE: Participants complete an educational intervention comprising a 10-20 minute PowerPoint presentation given by an experienced healthcare professional that discusses prostate cancer facts, screening guidelines, risks, benefits, and consequences. Some participants then undergo a screening exam comprising a prostate specific antigen level and digital rectal exam. After completion of study, participants are followed up periodically.


Inclusion Criteria: - Men over the age of 18 will be asked to participate in the educational component of the program; men over the age of 40 will be offered the screening component after the educational portion of the event; participants over age of 40 will have the opportunity to make an informed decision in regards to prostate cancer screening based on this information and the educational material; American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines recommend having a discussion about screening in men who have an expected mortality of greater than 10 years; data on comorbidities and 10-year mortalities will be collected on every participant using the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) mortality index - Educational component: men over the age of 18 - Screening component: men over age 40 Exclusion Criteria: - Known personal history of prostate cancer - Active malignancy, metastatic disease, or anyone undergoing treatment for malignancy



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Samir Abraksia, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Cleveland, Ohio 44106
United States

Samir Abraksia, MD
Phone: 216-491-6438

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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