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 …

SWOG seeks patient input on cancer survivorship

The Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) has made available a survey tool about cancer survivorship that is open to all cancer survivors (whether or not you have participated in clinical trials of any type). SWOG’s prostate cancer patient representative has asked us to make this available to the prostate cancer community. … READ MORE …

Help with a research survey … and help PCRI too

A research team at the University of Texas School of Public Health and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is seeking prostate cancer patients to participate in an anonymous, web-based survey related to the advantages and disadvantages of active surveillance as a possible option for men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

International survey on men’s sexual activity post-treatment

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia is conducting an international survey of men’s experiences of sexual activity following treatment for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Please participate in on-line, QoL, survey-based, prostate cancer study

A research team at the National Institutes of Health and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking prostate cancer patients willing to complete an on-line survey as part of a study to determine how men with prostate cancer cope with their disease, how their quality of life (QoL) is affected, and how they think about themselves compared to others. … READ MORE …

Comorbidities and risk for prostate cancer-specific mortality

It is not exactly news that men who are diagnosed with localized prostate cancer, but who have a significant number of comorbid conditions, are actually at relatively low risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality. … READ MORE …

“What prostate cancer patients want” — or is it?

According to preliminary data from a survey of prostate cancer patients in France and the UK, the key finding was that 72 percent of the participants “did not want the treatment for their condition to impact their lives.” … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Today’s prostate cancer news reports cover items on:

  • Assessment of quality of life after radical prostatectomy
  • Permanent seed brachytherapy in treatment of localized disease
  • Cryotherapy in treatment of patients with Gleason 8-10 localized disease
  • Actonel and/or estradiol in prevention of SREs … READ MORE …

UK Survey Rates Prostate Cancer Treatment Experience

Over the past couple of years, Baker and colleagues at the University of Leicester in England have developed and “operationalized” what appears to be a relatively sophisticated survey system to rate patient and spouse/partner/caregiver experiences from initial assessment of risk for prostate cancer through post-treatment follow-up. The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink thinks that a similar survey might be useful in the USA and other countries! … READ MORE …