'De-implementation of low value chemical castration for men with prostate cancer'
Dr Ted Skolarus, US Department for Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health Services and Research
Ted Skolarus, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology and a Core Investigator at the VA Ann Arbor HSR&D Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR). Dr Skolarus has fellowship training in urologic oncology, health services research, and implementation science. His research interests aim to better understand and improve the delivery of prostate cancer survivorship care and support the ongoing needs of
prostate cancer survivors and their providers. He has conducted observational, intervention, and mixedmethods research in prostate cancer care focusing on primary care provider roles in survivorship care and guidelines addressing the side effects of treatment. He also helped lead the American Cancer Society efforts to develop and publish prostate cancer survivorship guidelines.
Dr Skolarus is the University of Michigan Representative to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s Prostate Cancer Guidelines which emphasises the indications for and harms of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) as prostate cancer treatment. He will share his work, supported by the National Cancer Institute, which focus on de-implementation of low value chemical castration with ADT for men with prostate cancer.
The next seminar will be:
Tuesday 10 April, 4pm to 5pm
Small lecture theatre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Dr Rebecca Randell, senior translational research fellow, University of Leeds
For details of upcoming, and previous, seminars about improvement and implementation please see the CIS website.
These monthly end-of-afternoon lectures take place at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience [IoPPN] main building in de Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF. Anyone who is interested in improvement and implementation is welcome to attend. The seminars are organised by King's Improvement Science postdoctoral fellows.
KIS is part of the Centre for Implementation Science at the National Institute for Health Research [NIHR] Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research [CLAHRC] South London, also based at King's College London. The CIS is home to a team of expert researchers, including health economists and statisticians. They investigate how best to help implement evidence-based practice and research results within health services in south London and further afield.