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A study looking at quality of life in men with prostate cancer that has spread
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is looking at quality of life in men who have prostate cancer that has spread and is no longer responding to hormone therapy.
If prostate cancer has spread to another part of your body, it is called
Researchers want to learn more about how metastatic prostate cancer affects men’s quality of life. The aim of this study is to find out more about quality of life at different points in men’s treatment for metastatic prostate cancer that is no longer responding to hormone therapy.
You will not get any direct benefit from taking part in the study. It is being run by a company called Oxford Outcomes on behalf of a medicines (pharmaceutical) company called Janssen. The researchers hope that the information they collect may help men with metastatic prostate cancer in the future.
Who can enter
You may be able to enter this study if you
- Have prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of your body
- Have previously taken hormone therapy tablets for more than a month but have now stopped taking them (unless you have had your testicles removed as part of your prostate cancer treatment)
- Live in the UK and are fluent in written English
- Are at least 18 years old
You cannot enter this study if you
- Are still taking hormone therapy tablets called anti androgen tablets, or you’ve never had this type of hormone therapy
This study aims to get 200 to 300 men to complete an online survey. If you are interested in taking part, the study team will send you an electronic link to the study website. You will be asked to complete some screening questions to see if you can take part. At that point, you will be given more information about the study before you decide whether or not you wish to take part. If you do decide to take part, you then fill out the survey on line.
The survey will ask some questions about you and your current state of health. It will then ask some questions about how your health has affected your quality of life over the last week. There are also some questions about any symptoms or problems related to prostate cancer that you’ve had in the last week and in the last month.
The answers you provide in the survey will not be linked to your name or any other information that could identify you.
If you complete the survey, the study team will give you £45. You can choose to have this as a bank transfer, cash or vouchers.
Taking part in this study doesn’t involve any hospital visits. It takes about half an hour to complete the online survey.
There are no side effects from taking part in this study.
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.
Cicely Kerr PhD