Supporting prostate cancer research

Completed Research

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


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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The Who and When of Online Prostate Cancer Communities

This study has explored who does and who does not use online prostate cancer communities. It seeks to identify what influences your use of online prostate cancer communities, and what deters you from using online prostate cancer communities.

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Understanding cancer workforce capacity to implement exercise counselling and an exercise referral pathway: a mixed methods study.

A new position statement by COSA has indicated that being physically activity throughout cancer treatment and beyond has many physical and mental health benefits for cancer patients/survivors.

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SafeHealthApps: Monitoring the safety of health apps.

Mobile apps are increasingly being used to engage consumers to participate in their healthcare. The number of health apps has soared in the past few years with around 165,000 currently available in the Apple iTunes and Android app stores.

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Cancer-related follow-up care survey for cancer survivors

It is important for cancer survivors to look after their health in the months and years following their treatment for cancer. During this time, many cancer survivors benefit from information and support across a range of areas.

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

This research team is developing an interactive website designed to support men with metastatic prostate cancer by providing tailored exercise advice.

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Evaluating health behaviours and beliefs in childhood cancer survivors, adult cancer survivors and healthy Australians.

Advances in cancer screening and treatment have led to improved 5-year survival rates, particularly among prostate cancer survivors. Little is known about the health behaviours of Australian cancer survivors.

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Exploring men’s experiences and needs regarding vocational rehabilitation, work and retirement after prostate cancer diagnosis.

Previous research has found that returning to work after a cancer diagnosis can improve people’s quality of life and psychological wellbeing, while also lessening the economic burden associated with the diagnosis. However, there is limited understanding of the employment-related experiences and needs of men with prostate cancer.

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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!