Five Pilot Projects

The objectives
of iCCaRE

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

Pilot Project 4 - Grounded theory study of the social determinants of migrant health factors impacting prostate cancer and survivorship among sub-Saharan African Immigrant men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Employ the social determinant of migrant health framework to examine the impact of immigration on the health-seeking behaviors of sub-Saharan African Immigrant men including informed decision—making, psychosocial effects and coping mechanisms ​

Specific Aims

Examine the health-seeking behaviors, decision-making about care and treatment, psychosocial effects, and coping mechanisms among SSAI CaP survivors; and

Develop a model of immigrant social determinants of health factors that impact SSAI CaP survivors

A steady rise in the number of Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the United States, 1980 – 2019
We will conduct pragmatic trial (effectiveness study), which will allow us to assess the benefit of the Prostate cancer survivorship plan virtual robot assistance under real life settings.

Rationale for Cancer Research Studies Among SSAI in the United States

  • Dearth of research about this pop. Need to contribute to knowledge-base about this understudied population
  • Inform targeted cancer prevention and control policies among this population
  • Assess the effect of the increasing size of the migrant population on national cancer rates and trends among Black population

Expected Project Outcomes

  • Develop a model of SSAI’s social determinants of health factors that impact their prostate cancer care and survivorship.
  • Illuminate the health-seeking behaviors and experiences of SSAI prostate cancer survivors in the US regarding prostate cancer diagnosis, decision-making about treatment, care, and survivorship.
  • Identify specific opportunities for tailored intervention among SSAI to reduce disparities in prostate cancer outcomes.
  • Provide training in research dissemination to at least one SSAI prostate cancer survivor and advocate.

Project Team

Dr. Kaninjing, Ernest – Georgia College & State University | VIEW BIO

Emmanuel Agboola – Tallahassee FL (Consumer Advocate) | VIDEO

Dr. Asiedu, Gladys – Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Dr. Young, Mary Ellen – Jacksonville, FL (Mentor)

Daniel Lee – Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL (Biostatistician)

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