UF Researchers Developing a Prostate Cancer Care and Survival Model
A group of men have the highest incidence of prostate cancer. That's why UF researchers say they're making a survival guide for them. UF researchers received a grant by the Department of Defense to do a three year study. They want to see how prostate cancer affects African Americans, Africans, and those from the Caribbean, and how the different ethnic groups cope with the disease. They plan to use this information to make a Prostate Cancer Care and Survival Model and documentary.
"The most difficult part is when you are told. You almost don't know what is going on, and you don't know how to handle it. For us to help them handle it, they have to learn from other people who have gone through all the phases," Folakemi Odedina (UF Professor of Pharmacy) said.
The 60 participants will use a method called Photo Voice. They will document their experience with a camera and share how these photos impact their cancer experience.
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