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BME Cancer Communities are pleased to be a partner in the development of this new interactive tool developed by Nottingham Trent University. It was a collaboration between the Department of Psychology (School of Social Sciences) and the Interactive Systems Research Group (School of Science and Technology) at NTU.
Other partners include:
The tool helps users assess individual prostate cancer risk, so to encourage men to seek medical advice, and provides information about how clinical diagnosis is made.
It is set around a conversation about prostate cancer symptoms, risk factors, and diagnostic procedures taking place in a fictional barber’s shop. The narrative is available in patois with English subtitles.
- Lisa Jackson (Mon0Lisa Productions, creator of the Patty Dumplin character),
- Friends and Bredrins (FAB) - A prostate cancer support and self-help group which is based in Nottingham, the aim of which is to help all Caribbean and African men, as well as all other ethnic minorities
- Mr Masood Khan (Consultant Urology surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust).
This tool is also available as an Android app.