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.
Watch a little at a time by clicking on the videos below or watch the entire video at the bottom of the page.
- Cancer Screening Coverage
- Insurance coverage of cancer screening differs widely based on the insurer and state. The matrix on the linked page clarifies coverage.
- Cancer Screening: Guidelines and Insurance Coverage
- This PDF gives a detailed summary of the criteria a person may want to consider in the selection of their cancer screening options.
- Prostate Cancer Screening
- U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - Recommendation for prostate cancer screening, with prostate-specific antigen.
- Prostate Cancer Modeling
- National Cancer Institute: Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network - Research that is focused on modeling prostate cancer progression, screening, and treatment in the U.S. population, as well as the efficiency gains of screening on high risk individuals, benefits of avoiding or delaying treatment for low risk cancers, and the reduction of racial disparities.
- Prostate Cancer
- American Cancer Society - Provides a general overview of prostate cancer, including: what prostate cancer is, prostate cancer prevention and early detection, prostate cancer treatment and support, and prostate cancer research.
Prostate Cancer Screening: What We Know, Don't Know, and Believe Otis W. Brawley, MD
- European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer
- 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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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.