Oncology: Prostate

Based on the results of a 2017 educational needs assessment, this program was developed to assist in the training of Advanced Practice Providers new to Urology. 

This series of activities were selected by AUA expert faculty to provide a knowledge base of the screening, diagnosis and management of prostate cancer. Learners will be provided with a series of self directed online resources, test your knowledge activities and case studies.  

Target Audience

  • Advanced practice providers

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify male populations for whom providers should engage in shared decision-making regarding PSA screening, consistent with AUA guidelines.
  2. Discuss the risks and benefits of PSA screening in shared decision-making discussions with patients.
  3. Describe the commonest treatment options, including benefits and risks, for treatment of localized prostate cancer.
  4. Identify the commonest prostate cancer treatment-related side effects and possible management strategies to address these side effects.
  5. Define the specific time points and diagnostic tests for cancer surveillance of men treated for clinically localized prostate cancer.
  6. Define the time points and diagnostic tests used in the active surveillance of men with lower risk clinically localized prostate cancer.
  7. Describe the role of the urology provider in the management of advanced prostate cancer.
  8. Apply the AUA guidelines for the management of metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer.
  9. Describe the role of MRI in the diagnosis and biopsy of men at risk for prostate cancer.
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