New Patient-Education Program on Prostate Cancer

TORONTO, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ - medSchoolForYou.ca recently launched a free online program entitled The Importance of Prostate Cancer Testing: Know Your Number, the latest program for patients.

Adapted from an accredited education program for healthcare practitioners, the new medSchoolForYou program offers Canadians credible information they can trust.

The free online program will answer the following 6 questions:

  • What is prostate cancer?
  • How common is prostate cancer?
  • How do you know if you need to be tested?
  • What do the tests entail?
  • What do the test results mean?
  • How often do you need to be tested?

"1 in 7 men risk being diagnosed with prostate cancer, but early detection is key," says Dr Rajiv Singal, Head of Urology at Toronto East General Hospital and lead author of the program. "Raising awareness among healthcare professionals and patients is therefore paramount, and what better way than to build a continuing education program that will reach both audiences!"

More than just a repository of medical information, www.medSchoolForYou.ca provides users with a multimedia environment for a truly engaging educational experience. Users can trust that the content on www.medSchoolForYou.ca is credible and authoritative, as all information is based on expertise from healthcare professionals, patient and professional societies, as well as leading universities.

The free online program was developed in collaboration with mdBriefCase Inc. and is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Prostate Cancer Canada.

Coming Soon to MedSchoolForYou.ca:

  1. Empowering Patients to Improve Medication Adherence
  2. Anaphylaxis:  Understanding the Importance of Auto-Injectors

About MedSchoolforYou.ca

medSchoolForYou.ca is part of the mdBriefCase Group, Canada's leading e-learning company. medSchoolForYou.ca programs aim to provide credible and relevant education to patients, caregivers and consumers. All programs are developed based on expertise from Canadian healthcare professionals, patient and professional societies, as well as leading universities.

While not designed to replace the advice or expertise of a healthcare professional, medSchoolforyou.ca can augment the education and counseling patients receive from their providers. It also empowers patients to have a more efficient and informed discussion with their healthcare provider about their health concerns.

About mdBriefCase.com
mdBriefCase Inc. launches more than 100 CHE programs each year, targeting pharmacists, nurses, family physicians, specialists and now patients.

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For further information:

To learn more about opportunities on medSchoolForYou.ca, or its parent site mdBriefCase Inc., please contact:

Dan Denomme,
President, mdBriefCase Canada
Phone: 416-488-5500 X 290
Email:  ddenomme@mdbriefcase.com