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Influence of Primary Treatment for Prostate Cancer on Work Experience (PCW)

The purpose of this study is to examine how prostate cancer treatment affects African American men's ability to work.

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 99 years
  • Male, Gender Inclusive


North Carolina (Edgecombe, Nash)

What will be asked of you

4 Interview Survey questionnaires, 2 Check in calls


30$ gift card after administration of 1st questionnaire, 20 gift card after administration of 2nd and 3rd questionnaires. The Gift cards will be to a retailer such as Wal-Mart.

In-person visits : 1
Phone or online visits : 6
Total length of participation : 2 years

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • Have been diagnosed with stage 1-3 prostate cancer
  • Are scheduled to undergo prostatectomy or radiation for treatment of prostate cancer within 90 days of enrollment
  • Are African American/black, non-Hispanic or white
  • Have worked within the past 14 days, and intend to be working within 6 months

Not eligible if:

  • Have received therapy for any other cancer within the last 3 years
  • Plan to receive therapy for another cancer within the next year

Contact the Team

Visit Location

100% Remote (online, phone, text)

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Jayadev Manikkam umakanthan
UNC Hospitals - Nash

Study Type

Behavioral or Social

Study Topics

Cancer (Prostate)
Minority Health
Opinions and Perceptions
Urinary and Bladder
Wellness and Lifestyle
Social or Workplace Dynamics
Men's Health

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