Supporting prostate cancer research

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

Dr Anna Green, University of Technology Sydney

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. Feedback on a potential mobile app to support partners will also be sought.

We are holding a series of focus groups on the 11th November at Deakin University, Burwood Campus and would love to hear from you. You can elect to attend a morning focus group from 9am-11am or an afternoon group from 12pm-2pm.

The groups are being held for research purposes, information collected will be of a general nature and will not personally identify participants in any way. Lunch will be provided for all attendants between focus group sessions at 11am-12pm.

Ethics approval has been granted by the University of Technology Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee.

Who is this study for?

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are a partner (male or female) of a man diagnosed with prostate cancer, who is at any stage of the disease, and;
  • Are over 18 years old.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dr Natalie Heynsbergh

Phone: 0433 685 206


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!