Do you have ADVANCED prostate cancer?

A researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Nursing is conducting a study to better understand supportive care needs and quality of life among individuals with ADVANCED forms of prostate cancer. If you live in the USA or its territories and are a patient with ADVANCED (i.e., recurrent, non-localized, or metastatic) prostate cancer, you are potentially eligible to participate. … READ MORE …

Cancer patient survey on diet, exercise, and weight management

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has put together a brief research survey to learn more about patients’ experiences with cancer care. Specifically, ASCO is interested in patient’s perspectives on how things like diet, exercise, and weight management are incorporated into cancer care. … READ MORE …

Survey on imaging in the management of prostate cancer

Members of the Coalition for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Research (CIBR) are interested in patient perspectives  and experiences in relation to imaging in the diagnosis, work-up, and management of men with or suspected of having prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Strategies to maintain sexual function post-treatment for prostate cancer

A research group at the University of Otago in New Zealand is continuing to investigate how men treated for prostate cancer deal with sexual dysfunction. We have helped them with this before and will continue to do so. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer and starting new relationships

It is well understood that having a supportive partner has a positive impact on cancer survivorship. However, prostate cancer can pose specific problems to starting a new relationship for single men. … READ MORE …

Survey on how prostate cancer may affect sleep patterns

We know that cancer can affect the sleep patterns of many cancer patients. There is clear evidence that this can also occur among prostate cancer patients. With a single rather obvious exception, what is less clear is exactly why having prostate cancer may affect the sleep of prostate cancer patients. … READ MORE …

New survey on sexual distress and prostate cancer

A new survey being conducted by an experienced research team at the University of Calgary in Canada is seeking participants. … READ MORE …

A survey on “Understanding your prostate cancer experience”

Researchers at the University of Galway in Ireland have recently posted a short, anonymous, questionnaire on line related to psychological and emotional aspects of being diagnosed with and treated for prostate cancer. It took about 7 minutes to complete. … READ MORE …

Sexual function after prostate cancer treatment in the MSM community

There is a significant knowledge gap concerning sexual function for prostate cancer patients in the men who have sex with men (MSM) community, because all of the existing assessment tools are designed for the heterosexual population. … READ MORE …

Research survey on male sexuality and prostate cancer

A team of researchers at the University of Calgary in Canada is seeking men with a history of prostate cancer willing to complete a survey related to men’s sexuality. … READ MORE …

Results of the PCaI prostate cancer patient “value” survey

Earlier this year, in late May and early June, Prostate Cancer International (PCaI) conducted what we have described as a very primitive pilot survey on prostate cancer patients’ perceptions of “value” in the management of this disease. … READ MORE …

Nearly 600 responses already to “value” survey in management of prostate cancer

We have already received just under 600 responses to this survey in the first 2 weeks, but the survey will be accessible for a few more days before we take it down and start to analyze the data. … READ MORE …

Survey about use of online support networks for prostate cancer patients

Researchers at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Virginia, USA are conducting a study to learn more about men’s use and perceptions of online prostate cancer support networks as well as men’s experiences with prostate cancer. We encourage readers to participate in this survey. … READ MORE …

Participate in research survey on cancer and quality of life

Dr. Michael Hoerger and study research assistants at Tulane University are seeking cancer patients willing to complete a brief online survey related to cancer care and quality of life. … READ MORE …

Preliminary data from SWOG/CRAB survey on patient/survivor needs

Last October we were able to assist the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) and Cancer Research and Biostatistics (CRAB) by asking readers to participate in an online survey dealing with the needs of patients (“survivors”) in providing follow-up cancer information after initial treatment for their cancer. The early results are in. … READ MORE …