What is CAAPP?
- A research project in Cleveland led by a team of cancer survivors, researchers, doctors, and community members
- Participants are African Americans who were assigned male at birth and are 40 years of age or older
- To encourage African Americans who were assigned male at birth and are aged 40+ to take a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test to screen for prostate cancer
- To better understand individuals' screening experience and intentions to receive the recommended care after getting their test results
- To determine the support an individual needs to get screened for prostate cancer
- To increase access to and build a relationship with primary care physicians
- African Americans assigned male at birth are 2.1 times more likely than those who are white and assigned male at birth to die from prostate cancer in the U.S.
- This large difference is similarly seen in Cleveland
- Prostate cancer screening is important because it helps to look for cancer before a person has any symptoms
- Prostate cancer and screening education in barbershops, a community setting
- Local barbers receive education on how to talk about prostate cancer and screenings with their clients
Call: 216.368.8PSA (772)