Supporting prostate cancer research

Completed Research

The projects listed below are now complete and are no longer recruiting.


Defining Research Priorities and Needs in Cancer Symptoms for adults who are living with and after cancer

Professor Meera Agar, Cancer Symptom Trials (CST) – University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Summary of project You are invited to take part in this survey is being conducted by a team of investigators from the Cancer Symptoms Trials (CST) unit. We are interested in your views regarding which cancer symptoms have the biggest impact on daily life…

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Cancer Survivors and Successful Return to Work – The Role of Job- and Organisational-Level Resources

Professor Victoria White, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria Summary of project Returning to work after cancer:  what can employers do to help? How can workplaces best help their employees with cancer return to work after treatment? What are the key factors that help or hinder this process? Researchers at Deakin University are interested in finding the…

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Stakeholder Experiences of Cancer during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Professor Phyllis Butow, Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG), The University of Sydney Summary of project You are invited to take part in a research study exploring the experiences and perceptions of cancer patients and their carers about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on treatment decision making, psychological well-being, and unmet needs specifically related to…

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Out with Cancer: LGBTQI+ experiences of cancer and cancer care.

Prof Jane Ussher, Western Sydney University Out with Cancer is an international study on LGBTQI+ experiences of cancer and cancer care. We are interested in the experiences of all LGBTQI+ people who have had cancer, or who have had medical intervention to reduce cancer risk, across all cancer types. We are also interested in the…

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Couples’ relationship satisfaction, communication styles, quality of life and prostate cancer.

Dr Alexis Foulstone, Monash University. This project explores the quality of relationships and the confidence felt when interacting with medical professionals. Your participation in this study will extend the knowledge about communication styles used between patients and health professionals. Such information will provide greater awareness and understanding for practitioners working with men diagnosed with prostate…

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Understanding the Role of Pets in Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life

Dr Joshua Trigg, Cancer Council South Australia Cancer Council SA researchers are conducting a confidential survey about wellbeing and quality of life in Australians who have received a diagnosis of cancer. In this survey, you will be asked questions about yourself, including your cancer diagnosis, pet ownership, physical and psychological and social wellbeing, cancer support services…

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Optimising the Cancer Nutrition Path: invitation to participate in Patient and Carer Survey

Sarah Dewar, Victorian Cancer Malnutrition Collaborative  As a consumer of cancer care in Victoria, patient or carer, I would like to invite you to participate in a survey. The survey aims to inform the development of a cancer nutrition care pathway. We are hoping to receive as many responses as possible in order to learn…

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Weight loss programme for prostate cancer patients.

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a common treatment for prostate cancer. One of the many possible side effects of this treatment is weight gain.

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Advanced Prostate Cancer Patient Value Mapping Study

Community and Patient Preference Research (CaPPRe) has worked with Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia to conduct research with men who have metastatic prostate cancer.

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Psychometric evaluation of a new instrument developed to measure illness perceptions in young people who have a parent with cancer.

Researchers at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer and CanTeen Australia have conducted a study that explores young people’s thoughts and feelings about their parent’s cancer.

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Development and usability testing of a web-based physical activity guidance tool for men with metastatic prostate cancer.

There is good evidence that participating in regular physical activity can help to reduce symptom distress and improve quality of life among men with metastatic prostate cancer.

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Investigating the influence of illness perceptions on exercise among adults undergoing treatment for cancer.

Undergoing treatment for cancer is often difficult and associated with both physical and emotional challenges. Some people appear to benefit from exercise while others find physical activity difficult.

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TheraP: A randomised phase 2 trial of 177Lu-PSMA617 theranostic versus cabazitaxel in progressive metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer.

Lutetium-177 PSMA radionuclide therapy (Lu-PSMA) is a new treatment for advanced prostate cancer. Lu-PSMA is a radioactive molecule that specifically attaches to cells with high amounts of PSMA on the surface of the cells.

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Coping with uncertainty in prostate cancer: Exploration of men’s worry and uncertainty related to long-term treatment effects.

Common long-term effects of treatment for prostate cancer such as sexual problems, urinary leakage, and bowel problems, can cause major issues in the lives of affected men. Although we know how likely these side effects are to occur, not much is known about the worry and uncertainty men might feel in anticipation of these effects.

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Exploring the experiences of partners of prostate cancer survivors and the role of information technology to support their needs.

Prostate cancer not only affects men but also partners. Partners often experience greater levels of distress and anxiety than men with prostate cancer and many have unmet needs.

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Investigating the relationship between social support, coping style and the mental health of men living with prostate cancer.

This study asked how men cope with prostate cancer, the social support they might seek and their well-being. Understanding the coping experiences of men with prostate cancer will help improve the lives of prostate cancer survivors.

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Pathfinder is a unique prostate cancer research register that enables prostate cancer survivors to participate in research for a brighter future with their loved ones.

It will enable researchers to save valuable time and money recruiting participants for their projects, so that they can spend more time delivering health benefits to those in need. Click the button to the right to register!