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Dr Orlando Rivera Colón speaks to ecancer about his article on the comparison of health access, lifestyle, prostate cancer knowledge, and screening among black men residing in West Africa and the USA.
Initially, he talks about the background of the study. He says that in the black population, late presentation, lack of knowledge, health infrastructural deficiencies, and socio-demographic characteristics result in poor outcomes for cancer patients.
Dr Colón then explains the study design and results. He says that the study showed that PCa screening uptake was poor among the respondents and country of residence was associated with prostate cancer screening behaviours.
He concludes by discussing the impact these results can have on the future treatment of patients.