Supporting prostate cancer research

The perception of and access to nutrition services for men with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).

Dr Brenton Baguley, Deakin University, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Burwood, Victoria

Summary of project

Approximately 50% of men change their diets after being diagnosed with prostate cancer to promote general health. Discussions about nutrition are common between men and their healthcare team, however there is still some confusion about what the best nutrition advice is to help men manage the short-term and long-term side effects of ADT.

Researchers at Deakin University Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition are seeking men with prostate cancer who are currently being treated with androgen deprivation therapy for longer than 3 months to complete a one-off online interview, lasting approximately 30-45 minutes.

The study will investigate the perception of and access to nutrition services during androgen deprivation therapy. The interview will be held on Zoom, a video-communication platform, that requires no downloads or installation and can be accessed on a computer or smart device over the internet.

The results of this study will provide important information to determine priority areas for nutrition support during androgen deprivation therapy and help advance future nutrition and dietetic research in prostate cancer.

Ethics approval has been granted by the Deakin University Human Research Ethics Committee.

Who is this study for?

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • are over 18 years old
  • have been diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • are currently being treated with ADT (hormone therapy) for the last 3 months or longer
  • can access a computer or smart device with internet access

For more information or to take part in this study please contact:

Name: Ms Caity Smith

Tel: (03) 9244 5023

Email: caity.smith@deakin.edu.au

 

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