Erika Trapl, PhD, leads prostate cancer education campaign through Black barbershops

Erika Trapl, PhD
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The Cleveland African American Prostate Cancer Project will train community navigators to visit participating barbershops to pave the way for the businesses to host prostate cancer educational events.

Dr. Trapl is a PQHS Associate Professor and Director of the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

From a recent story in  

The goal is to increase the number of Black men who are screened for prostate cancer, which is the best way to catch prostate cancer early. Screening tests look for elevated or continuously rising levels of PSA — proteins produced by the prostate gland — that can signal the cancer’s possible presence.

Attendees will be encouraged to get a prostate cancer screening from their regular doctor.

This outreach campaign is funded through a three-year grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation.  

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