What can be done to raise awareness and utilization of genetic testing for prostate cancer?

“Prostate cancer is…a BRCA-linked cancer, so we can increase the messaging surrounding prostate cancer on social media platforms, we can increase the amount of awareness on the genetic link that exists with prostate cancer, so that patients are also more empowered to bring this up with their providers,” says Sameer Thakker, MD.

In this video, Sameer Thakker, MD, shares the take-home message of the Urology Practice study, “Attitudes, Perceptions, and Use of Cancer-based Genetic Testing Among Healthy U.S. Adults and Those With Prostate and Breast/Ovarian Cancer,” for which he served as a study author. He also discusses what can be done to raise awareness and utilization of genetic testing for prostate cancer. Thakker is a urology resident at New York University Langone Health, New York City.

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