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* Measure, understand, and influence
outcomes following treatment
* Improve patient-centered
* Provide reliable, sustainable platform for
data collection with real-time feedback
for benchmarking and practice level
quality improvement initiatives
Why Collaboration? Members of the
PURC collaborative believe that physician
engagement, collaboration, and leadership
will help define value and quality and improve patient care from the bottom up. Most
notably, PURC results show considerable
decreases in the use of imaging for men at
either a very low or low risk for the spread
of prostate cancer. The downside of imaging
for men at low risk are increased exposure to
radiation and potentially inconclusive results
that can lead to further tests and expense.
Other PURC data includes:
* 47% Decrease in bone scan when not
* 84% Decrease in very low risk bone scan
* 39% Decrease in low risk bone scan
* 20% increase in active surveillance
treatment for low risk patients resulting
in savings of $513,696.00
* 16% increase in antibiotics being administered during biopsy to prevent

across the Commonwealth.
PPCC was founded in 1999 as a charitable corporation under Pennsylvania law. As
stated in corporation's bylaws, the PPCC
was organized to make prostate cancer a key
public healthcare priority in Pennsylvania.
The focus of the organization is:
* To promote grass roots activism
through the involvement of individuals and organizations throughout the
* Break the stigma and barrier of discomfort surrounding discussion of prostate
* Promote men's health parity and empowerment through outreach and education
* Improve men's health literacy in highrisk populations e.g., urban and rural
Pennsylvania (Appalachia)
* Protect responsible prostate cancer
screening involving PSA tests and digital
rectal exams
* Encourage legislation that allocates
funding to promote prostate health
The ask:
* Challenge the General Assembly to act
as prescribed by Act 66 of 2015 to: e.g.,
* Create an income tax check-off program.

* 8% of biopsies performed locally have
genomic testing completed

* Provide treatment for Pennsylvania
residents that are un-or under-insured

Through statewide support and funding, all urology providers will be able to
collaborate with research-based organizations on topics such as genomics and
racial disparities. They can participate
in the examination of variations in use of
imaging studies for patients at high risk
for biochemical recurrence. Lastly, they
can identify and implement best practices

Fund a plan which:
* Calls for increasing the proportion of
men age 40 and over who obtain an
informed discussion from their physicians about prostate cancer

* Create $300,000 annual grant-inaid supplemental funding to enhance
PPCC's Signature
* Outreach Programs, e.g. Annual
Prostate Cancer Conference
* Don't Fear the Finger - prostate health
* It's an us problem - campaign educating
women about the incidence and risk
factors for prostate cancer
* Man's Cave - a men's health education
* Media Expansion - Social media
* NovemBEARD - month long prostate
health awareness program
* Pints for Prostate - year long prostate
health initiatives with Pennsylvania
* Prostate Health Action Kits
* Spare Parts: Men After Prostate Cancer - Posters portraying prostate cancer
survivors' pictures and their prostate
cancer journey stories
* Sport Teams Partnerships - prostate
health awareness activities at sports
events e.g., Lancaster Barnstormers
(Pants Down for Prostate Cancer),
Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins,
Hershey Bears, Harrisburg Senators
(Fathers' Day Weekend)

* Increase by 20%, the number of African American men who are tested for
prostate cancer

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