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.


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

This study will examine factors that influence intention to exercise during treatment as well as actual behaviours. The results will help to develop supportive care designed to ameliorate the impacts of cancer treatment.

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

We would like to hear about your experiences of caring for someone with prostate cancer and identify strategies for meeting your needs. Feedback on a potential mobile app to support partners will also be sought.

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

Out with Cancer is an international study on LGBTQI+ experiences of cancer and cancer care.

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

A/Prof Ilona Juraskova, The University of Sydney 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…

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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. However, in most cases, expert advice is needed to ensure the exercise is conducted safely and that the type and amount of exercise will not exacerbate health issues.

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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 are conducting a study that explores young people’s thoughts and feelings about their parent’s cancer.

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

We are interested in how men cope with prostate cancer, the social support they might seek and their well-being. Your experiences will help us improve the lives of prostate cancer survivors.

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

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 about your nutrition needs and experiences during your cancer journey.

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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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Prostate Cancer Health and Fitness Online: The development and pilot testing of an internet physical activity program for prostate cancer survivors.

Research has shown that participating in physical activity is beneficial for prostate cancer survivors. Some men have expressed interest to use the internet as a way to find information on their own. This study asks whether an internet program could be a good way for men to receive information about physical activity.

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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!