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Share Your Opinions on Deescalating Active Surveillance and Transitioning to Watchful Waiting for Prostate Cancer

Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center invite any clinicians who treat men with prostate cancer, including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, urologists, and radiation oncologists, to take part in a research study about de-escalating active surveillance and transitioning to watchful waiting for prostate cancer. The purpose of this study is to learn about practice, attitudes, and beliefs on active surveillance and watchful waiting.

This research study has two parts:

  • Five-minute survey
  • 30-minute phone/video conference interview

The survey will ask participants about their:

  • Clinical practice
  • Attitudes and beliefs
  • Communication with patients
  • Demographic information

Those who agree to participate in the phone interview will be asked to share contact information. A research team member may call them to schedule a time for the audio-recorded interview. During the interview, participants will be asked about their experience working with patients with very low-risk and low-risk prostate cancer.

Those participants who complete both the survey and interview will receive a $25 Bank of America gift card.

Participation is completely voluntary, and participants' information will be kept confidential. Only the principal investigator or designated research staff will have access to study data. Please contact us at UM-ACSprostatecancer@mdanderson.org or 713-563-5726 with any questions.

American College of Radiology Seeking Feedback on Appropriateness Criteria

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is inviting feedback on their ACR Appropriateness Criteria (AC) topics. These include 13 new and five revised AC topics for a total of 211 topics with nearly 1,900 clinical scenarios.

You can share feedback using the online feedback tool. With this new and easier to use feedback portal, users can provide feedback on all AC content. Although each new AC release includes a specific comment period, you can submit feedback about any of the topics at any time.

LBBC Presents Webinar on Digital Health Information

In this increasingly digital age, many find it challenging to distinguish credible health information from misinformation. It is important for health care professionals to understand the challenges their patients face in finding, assessing, and using online health information to improve their health literacy and make informed and empowered medical decisions.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) invites you to join their next health care provider webinar, Digital Health Information: Media Coverage and Impact on Patients, on Wednesday, June 16 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm ET to learn how to help patients understand health information and improve their digital health literacy.

Presenter Sue Friedman, DVM, executive director of Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), will discuss how social determinants of health, culture, and personal beliefs may influence how patients interpret health information. She also will review how media coverage affects patients' understanding of cancer and medical decision-making and will share tips and resources for communicating with patients about health media reports.

Free nursing contact hours and social work CEs will be available for this webinar.*

Register today!

*This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

*This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886556304-3767) for 1.5 continuing education contact hours.