WATCH: OHE Hosts "Barbershop Talk" on Prostate Cancer

Angelo Moore


OHE Barbershop Talk Prostate CancerBlack/African American men are twice as likely as white men to die of prostate  cancer and continue to have the highest prostate cancer death rate among all U.S. population groups.

On September 14, the DCI Office of Health Equity (OHE) hosted "Barbershop Talk—  Let's Have a Man to Man Discussion About Prostate Cancer" — as part of it's signature Conversations with Our Community series.

The public discussion featured DCI urologic surgical oncologist Cary Robertson, MD, and was moderated by OHE program leader Angelo Moore, PhD, RN, NE-BC.

Panelists included Demetrius Harvey (a member of the DCI Community Advisory Council, assistant director, Black Men's Health Initiative, and a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity), Earle Manhertz (a member of the Men's Health Council of Durham County) and Jeff Dowd (member of DCI Community Advisory Council). The speakers discussed the importance of prostate cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and participation in clinical trials from the perspective of urologic oncologists, prostate cancer survivors, and caregivers. 

Learn More About the Oncologist

Cary Robertson MD
Cary Robertson, MD

In addition to being a practicing urologic surgical oncologist, Cary Robertson, MD, is an associate professor in the Duke Department of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine.

His areas of expertise include:

  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy of Prostate Cancer
  • Surgical Technique Improvement in Prostate Cancer
  • Clinical Predictors of Outcome in Prostate Cancer
  • Molecular Imaging and Genomics of Genitourinary Malignancies
  • Quality of Life measures in Genitourinary Malignancies

Robertson is currently the principal investigator on a seven-year (2020-2027) phase 3 "Study of Apalutamide in Subjects with High-risk, Localized or Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer Who are Candidates for Radical Prostatectomy," which was awarded by Janssen Research & Development, LLC.

Learn More About the Duke Cancer Institute Office of Health Equity

ACCESS the DCI Office of Health Equity website

Vision: To excel as the leader in reducing cancer disparities through authentic community engagement and partnerships, the delivery of seamless cancer care, and the provision of outstanding and innovative research and resources to achieve optimal health in a changing and diverse environment.

Mission: To reduce cancer disparities and promote health equity within Duke Cancer Institute's catchment area through strategic initiatives that integrate the following core areas:

  • Community Outreach & Engagement
  • Community-Facing Patient Navigation Services
  • Health Disparities Education
  • Clinical Trials Education & Workplace Diversity

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