Development of a Minority Prostate Cancer Research Digest: Communication Strategy Statement for Black Men

Folakemi T. Odedina, Kim Walsh-Childers, Mary Ellen Young, Ernest Kaninjing, Janice Krieger, Deidre Pereira, Getachew Dagne, Nissa Askins, Parisa Fathi

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Since prostate cancer incidence, prevalence and mortality are still highest among Black men in the United States, it is important to effectively address the factors that contribute to prostate cancer disparities in this at-risk population as well as their low participation in biomedical research/clinical trials. An effective communication strategy that can be used to disseminate information with high public health impact to Black men is one way to combat prostate cancer disparities. The objective of this study was to develop a Minority Prostate Cancer (MiCaP) research communication strategy using focus group methodology and expert in-depth interviews. The communication strategy statement developed in this study provides a guide for message concepts and materials for Black men, including communication content, source, channel, and location. Specifically, it provides recommendations on how to deliver information, how to choose the language and relevant images, how to gain attention, who is preferred to deliver messages, and other ways to engage Black men in health communication strategies. The communication strategy statement was used to develop the MiCaP Research Digest, a research communication program that is currently being tested in Orange County, Duval County, Leon County, Gadsden County, and the Tampa Bay area of Florida.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-337
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2022


  • Black men
  • Communication strategy
  • Minority health
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate cancer disparities
  • Research communication
  • Research dissemination
  • Research education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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