Five Pilot Projects

The objectives
of iCCaRE

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

iCCaRE Pilot Projects

On average, about 30,000 Black men will hear the words “You have prostate cancer” The iCCaRE for Black Men Consortium aims to address prostate cancer disparities through 5 pilot projects supported by core services.

Addressing prostate cancer disparities through a unique approach, that is multilevel, collaborative, translational, and global. Providing navigation to address SDOH factors, improving CaPCaS-related factors and mediating biological factors will lead to an improvement in PROs.

Overall goal is to optimize Prostate Cancer diagnosis experiences, treatment and survivorship by developing feasible, innovative and sustainable interventions to reduce CaP disparities in Black men.

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