Supporting prostate cancer research

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 and resources.

If you are over 18 years and have finished active treatment, follow the below link to complete the survey and enter the draw for one of two $100 Coles-Myer vouchers.

If you would like more information, and to complete the survey, please visit

You can also share this survey with eligible people: Get Survey Flyer

Ethics approval has been granted by the Cancer Council Victoria Human Research Ethics Committee.

Who is this study for?

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are aged over 18 and have the ability to read English
  • Were diagnosed with localised (non-metastatic) potentially curative cancer of any type
  • Have completed treatment (i.e. surgery, chemotherapy, radiation; patients on hormonal treatment or Herceptin are still eligible)
  • Have completed the above treatment more than two years ago
  • Have no contraindications to engaging in unsupervised physical activity (i.e. active heart disease, breathing problems requiring hospitalisation in the past six months, undergoing dialysis, diabetic complications such as severe neuropathy or retinopathy, planning a knee or hip replacement in the next six months, pregnancy)
  • Have no physical, cognitive or mental health considerations that would significantly limit engagement in daily activities

For more information or to organise an interview time please contact:

Dr Joshua Trigg

Phone: (08) 8291 4171


Join us today!

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!