Supporting prostate cancer research

Current Research Projects

Our research covers the physical, psychosocial, and financial issues of cancer, beyond the diagnosis and treatment phases and includes issues related to the ability to get health care and follow-up treatment, late effects of treatment, second cancers, and quality of life. Family members, friends, and caregivers are also included in our research.


Understanding culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) cancer patients’ engagement with supportive care programs

Dr Wilson is Professor of Psycho-oncology at Austin Health, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre, Adjunct Professor in the School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, and Emeritus Professor at Flinders University, College of Medicine and Public Health. Summary of project People receiving services within the health system for a diagnosis of…

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The availability and access to nutrition information after active cancer treatment: A survey study including cancer patients and carers.

Dr Brenton Baguley, Deakin University, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Victoria Summary of project Dietary recommendations for prostate cancer strongly endorse dietary behaviour change, however, reviews indicate there is high confusion and uncertainty in the role of nutrition after prostate cancer treatment. Whilst there is a plethora of nutrition information available on multiple platforms…

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The Quality of Digital Assets: Intentions to Continue to Use and Psychosocial Outcomes for Cancer-Affected People

Macquarie University and PCFA are conducting a study to find out what people affected by cancer identify as important when accessing online resources provided by non-profit cancer organisations. The online resources include cancer Facebook pages, online cancer communities, podcasts, webinars, and videos. The scope of the study involves an assessment of features that relate to the content, design, and credibility of these online resources ….

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MindOnLine: A mindfulness program for people with breast, bowel or prostate cancer.

In this study we will run a randomised controlled trial of an online mindfulness program (called MindOnLine) for people living with breast, bowel or prostate cancer. MindOnLine is a 9-week program comprising several components including videos, guided audios, self-reflections and goal setting to help guide mindfulness practice. Participants will be randomly assigned to either the intervention group with immediate access to MindOnLine, or a waitlist group who will receive access to MindOnLine after the last follow up.

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Consumer participation in the development of a patient-centred clinical pathway for prevention and monitoring of cardiovascular toxicity/cardiovascular disease

This project aims to find out about the preferences of consumers and other relevant people (e.g. health care professionals) about the best way to provide care to people who are undergoing treatment for or have a history of cancer, who are also at risk of heart disease. Our team will use this information to develop a new program, led by nurses, for management of heart disease in people being treated for cancer.

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Co-design of a prostate cancer support portal – BroSupPORT

Monash University researchers are investigating new ways to improve the experiences and outcomes of people affected by prostate cancer. They are seeking men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their support person who are interested in taking part in a study to develop a website to better support the needs of men with prostate cancer.

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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. We would like to hear about your experiences of caring for someone with prostate cancer and identify strategies for meeting your needs.

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Delivering an individualised web-based exercise intervention to support men with metastatic prostate cancer: A pilot randomised control trial.

Evidence suggests that regular physical activity can help reduce symptom distress and improve quality of life for men with metastatic prostate cancer. If you have been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer we invite you to take part in a clinical trial where an online exercise program will be tailored to your specific needs.

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Navigate: Randomised Control Trial of an online treatment decision aid for men with low-risk prostate cancer and their partners.

Men recently diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer are needed to take part in a study assessing a new online tool designed to help navigate their treatment. The Navigate clinical trial is recruiting men diagnosed with low-risk or localised prostate cancer within the last three months.

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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!