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Title: ENGAGING ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER COMMUNITIES IN PROSTATE CANCER HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS
Other Titles: ENGAGING ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER COMMUNITIES IN PROSTATE CANCER HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS
Authors: Adams, M
Gleeson, K
Supramaniam, R
Earnshaw, T
Categories: Cancer Type - Prostate Cancer
Population Groups - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Population Groups - Men's Health
Projects & Studies - The APOCC Project
Pub. Date: Oct-2015
Publisher: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Page number start: 2
Page number end: 24
Abstract: Reliable and current information about the prostate cancer journey and prostate cancer research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men is sparse. It is known that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men are less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than men in the general population. However, they are more likely to die from their prostate cancer within five years of diagnosis. Suggested reasons for the disparities are reported however there is currently insufficient information to support detailed conclusions. More research is needed into the diagnosis and medical treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men with prostate cancer. Ongoing monitoring of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment can also provide timely and population based information needed on the effects of rurality, socioeconomic disadvantage and comorbidities on the diagnosis, treatment and survival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men with prostate cancer. Specific prostate cancer research on epidemiology, service delivery, barriers and cultural impacts on prostate cancer outcomes need to involve the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities for the known gaps in prostate cancer outcome information to be overcome.
Division: Cancer Research Division
Publisher: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Place: Sydney
URI: http://researchpubs.cancercouncil.com.au/cancercounciljspui/handle/1/1754
ISBN: 978-0-9941841-4-6
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