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Screening for prostate cancer is a complex topic. Learn from Dr. Otis Brawley MD, Chief Medical Officer with the American Cancer Society, as he explains the research and current recommendations regarding prostate cancer screening.

Videos

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Part 1 - Overview (3:17)

Part 2 - Screening (3:55)

Part 3 - Risks vs Benefits of Screening (8:17)

Part 4 - Role of Public Health (3:31)

Addendum - Understanding the Research: Does Screening Save Lives? (4:04)

Full Video (22:32)

Resources

Learning Objectives

  • Describe trends in prostate cancer
  • Identify limitations of prostate cancer screenings
  • Identify the public health role in prostate cancer prevention 

Quiz and Certificate of Completion

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Presenters

Dr. Otis Brawley, MD American Cancer Society

Dr. Otis Brawley is the Chief Medical Officer at the American Cancer Society, and is noted as a foundational leader in his work to eliminate health disparities in cancer care. Dr. Brawley is a professor at Emory University and teaches hematology, oncology, medicine, and epidemiology. Previously he was the Medical director for the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at the Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brawley obtained his medical degree at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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