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.

Cancer type:

Prostate cancer





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 metastatic Open a glossary item prostate cancer. Doctors can treat metastatic prostate cancer with hormone therapy. But after some time, the cancer may stop responding to hormone therapy and start to grow again. This is called metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer.

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

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

Trial design

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.

Hospital visits

Taking part in this study doesn’t involve any hospital visits. It takes about half an hour to complete the online survey.

Side effects

There are no side effects from taking part in this study.

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

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Chief Investigator

Cicely Kerr PhD

Supported by

Global Perspectives
Oxford Outcomes

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Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

Oracle 11038

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

Keith took part in a trial looking into hormone therapy

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"Health wise I am feeling great. I am a big supporter of trials - it allows new treatments and drugs to be brought in.”

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