Memory, thinking, concentration, and ADT for prostate cancer


An ongoing study, funded by the American Cancer Society, has been approved by the Mount Sinai Institutional Review Board here in the USA, and relates specifically to men receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT, also known as “hormone” therapy) for prostate cancer. It may be of particular interest to men on long-term ADT.

The study is being implemented to test a program designed to help people with changes to memory, thinking and concentration following hormone therapy for treatment of prostate cancer.

This study is done completely over the phone and internet and involves a brief screening to determine eligibility, three assessments/interviews, and 8 weeks of home-based computer use.

If you are interested in obtaining more information about this study, please contact Lisa Wu by phone at (212) 824-7805 or by e-mail at lisa.wu@mssm.edu.

Ms Lu is seeking another 25 to 30 men on ADT who would be interested in participating in this study, and she would like to enroll them over the next 10 days, so if you are interested we suggest you contact her as soon as you can, please.

You can participate in this study from anywhere in the world, but you MUST be able to speak/write English well so that you can understand the programs and all relevant questions and answers.

2 Responses

  1. I made contact. Here is some more information I learned:

    • I’m eligible despite not being actively on ADT at the moment. (I’m “on holiday”, having been on ADT up till recently, and I expect to resume ADT again some time in the future.)

    • There is a control group as well as a study group.

    • Participants will need to release some details about their medical condition and treatment, but privacy and confidentiality are assured.

    • Members of the study group are asked to undertake computerized tasks at home for 1 hour per day, 5 days per week, for up to 8 weeks.

    • Total length of participation for the study group can be 16 months.

  2. On behalf of Ms. Wu, thank you to all those who have apparently inundated her with inquiries about participation in this study.

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