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(2) The Pennsylvania
Cancer Coalition
(PCC) - Prostate Health
Workgroup
Workgroup Goal:
To identify and promote evidence-based
practices to guide men at the highest risk
for cancer into health care where decisions
regarding screening, health behaviors and
treatment options can occur.
Objectives include:
* Implementation of best approaches
for educating high-risk men about
prostate cancer screening guidelines
and treatment options for all stages of
prostate cancer
* Improve men's awareness of prostate
and general health and the need to
visit a physician
* Educate health professionals in cooperation with professional associations
in prostate cancer screening guidelines
and treatment options.

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* Promote shared-decision making (SDM)
for prostate health, screening, diagnosis
treatment e.g., SDM and on-line decision counseling program (DCP) tools
* Engage influencers e.g., female/male
partners, family members to encourage
men to seek medical advice
* Recruit and promote patient navigators
to direct men into the health care system
* Increase access to evidence-based treatment and services
* Utilize culturally appropriate health
education materials
* Establish a statewide database supporting performance measurement and
quality improvement
(3) Pennsylvania
Urological Regional
Collaborative (PURC)
Pennsylvania Urological Regional Collaborative (PURC) is a physician-led
collaborative aimed at advancing the

quality of diagnosis and care for men with
prostate cancer throughout Pennsylvania.
PURC includes over 133 prostate cancer
specialists from several of the top hospitals
in Pennsylvania including Temple, Einstein
Health Network, Fox Chase, Jefferson Health,
Penn Health, Geisinger, UPMC, Urology
Health Specialists and the Penn State Health
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Through PURC, a statewide cloudbased clinical registry containing more
than 11,000 cases as of April 2019 gives
doctors real-time healthcare data and
analytics about prostate cancer diagnoses
and treatment, that assist them in their
care of patients, collaboration with their
peers and improves the overall outcomes
for men with prostate cancer. Imagine the
improved outcomes for men with prostate
cancer if this collaborative had encouraged/
incentive-based participation.
The objectives of PURC:
* Reduce variation in care and utilization
of services


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