In a coordinated and collaborative effort to advance prostate cancer survivorship research, Griffith University and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia established an Australian-first joint initiative in January 2013, the Prostate Cancer Survivorship Research Centre. In 2016 the Centre became an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence.
The purpose of the Centre is to undertake strategic research to better understand and meet the survivorship needs of men with prostate cancer, their partners and families. The Centre uses evidence-based outcomes to improve policy and practice for men with prostate cancer. We focus on four key themes:
- Effective delivery of psychosocial and sexual care in prostate cancer
- Integration of tailored exercise medicine into supportive care to improve quality of life and extend survival
- Optimisation of clinical pathways for diagnosis and treatment
- Equity in outcomes across geographic and socio-demographic boundaries
Importantly, the Centre is a consumer-driven initiative, guided by the advice and opinion of people affected by prostate cancer.