Five Pilot Projects

The objectives
of iCCaRE

is to fight prostate cancer in the Black community all over the world

Pastor John McCall

Pastor John McCall is the lead Pastor at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Pasadena, who has been a spiritual leader to the community for decades. Being a social worker, he has had an opportunity to have an in-depth understanding of community needs and interests. One of those is Prostate Cancer (CaP); as a CaP survivor, he has taken the personal challenge to inspire men to care for their health, leading him to join the Inclusive Cancer Care Research Equity (iCCaRE) for Black Men Consortium. In this consortium, he is Community Principal Investigator of Pilot Project 3. He has led and assisted with disseminating prostate cancer education materials, hosting webinars concerning Black men’s health, and using radio station platforms to discuss his experience being diagnosed with prostate cancer. His efforts in the battle against cancer are admirable and kindle the community to take action to preserve their health. 

iCCaRE Pilot Projects

Pilot Project 1

will develop a Virtual Robot Assistant (ViRA) for Black men newly diagnosed        

Pilot Project 2

Will assess the impact of patient-centered home cancer care                                          

Pilot Project 3

Will develop ViRA to improve quality of life in Black prostate cancer survivors

Pilot Project 4

Will assess and address social determinants of health needs of sub-Saharan African immigrant prostate cancer survivors  

Pilot Project 5

Will explore how biological factors contribute to poor mental health of prostate cancer survivors