Date: 10 January 2019
The Christie is leading recruitment to a study looking at the impact of surgery on men’s lives following removal of their prostate.
A total of 26 centres across the UK are recruiting to the TrueNTH post-surgery follow-up study, which is now in Phase II.
The aim of the study is to develop and evaluate a survey that could be routinely used to monitor the patient-reported outcomes of surgery.
A total of 133 patients at The Christie have so far consented to participate, meaning the Greater Manchester site is comfortably the top recruiter.
Damian McCaul, research nurse team leader at The Christie, said: “We are hugely grateful to all the patients who have taken part in this study and for their ongoing support for the research we do at The Christie. We are proud to be able to offer patients access to one of the widest portfolios of research studies, around 650 at any one time.
“This is a superb achievement for our observational and supportive research team, with the support of the urologists.
“All the research nurses on the team have worked so hard to approach men undergoing surgery in order to give them the opportunity to participate in this research which we hope will help us to better understand the impact of surgery on men’s lives following removal of their prostate.”
The study is on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio. It is part of the TrueNTH global initiative led by the Movember Foundation and managed in this country by Prostate Cancer UK via University College London.
In total, 1,276 men have been fully consented to Phase II with recruitment still ongoing.
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