A study to find out how conditions of the penis affect men's lives

Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.

Cancer type:

Penile cancer





This study is looking at developing a questionnaire to assess quality of life for men who have conditions affecting how their penis works.

Some men are born with conditions, get diseases or have operations that affect the way their penis works. This can cause problems including difficulty passing urine or having sex. All of these can affect their quality of life Open a glossary item.

As a part of this study, the researchers would like to interview men who have had surgery for cancer of the penis. They want to find out what the most important issues are for men who have cancer of the penis.

The aims of this study are to

  • Find out the most important issues for men with a condition that affects their penis
  • Develop a questionnaire that can measure how these issues affect their daily lives

Who can enter

You may be able to join this study if you are at least 18 and have had surgery for cancer of the penis.   

Trial design

The researchers need 30 men to join this study.

The lead researcher in this study who is a doctor who specialises in health problems of the penis will interview you. This will be at a time and place that is convenient for you. You can be interviewed in person, on the phone or a method such as videoconferencing, for example Skype or Apple Facetime.

The researcher will make an audio recording of the interview which will be analysed carefully by the researchers. All the information you provide is confidential Open a glossary item. It will not be possible to identify you in any results from the study. The researchers will use the information to develop the questionnaire.  

Hospital visits

The interview will take up to an hour.

Side effects

Some men find talking about this sensitive subject difficult and upsetting. If you feel distressed at any time you can ask to stop the interview.

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

How to join a clinical trial

Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

Chief Investigator

Mr Matthew Jackson

Supported by

NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

Oracle - 12031

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

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