Advancing prostate cancer survivorship research in Australia

Chambers, Suzanne K. and Scuffham, Paul A. and Baade, Peter D. and Lowe, Anthony P. and Dunn, Jeff ORCID: and Galvao, Daniel A. and Gordon, Louisa and Smith, David P. and Sandoe, David F. and Wootten, Addie C. and Spry, Nigel A. and Gardiner, Robert A. and Davis, Ian D. and Newton, Robert U. (2015) Advancing prostate cancer survivorship research in Australia. Cancer Forum, 39 (3). pp. 204-209. ISSN 0311-306X


Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australian men, with 1 in 7 males diagnosed before the age of 75 years and most now surviving long-term in the absence of adequate and accessible supportive care for their wellbeing. A substantive proportion of men with prostate cancer experience heightened psychological distress and ongoing unmet needs for supportive care in the domains of sexuality and psychosocial care. This perspective focuses on: men's psychosocial and psychosexual needs; the role of exercise in survivorship care; health economics; and geographic and sociodemographic disparities in outcomes. It is proposed that prostate cancer survivorship research, translation and education needs to articulate with key factors that influence the acceptability and uptake of services. Stepped care approaches are also needed to meet the challenges of increasing prostate cancer prevalence taking into account constraints in health care resources and unique barriers to care such as geographic location, health literacy, and other aspects of social disadvantage. Finally, close linkage to to community with the patient and family placed at the centre of the care model will be crucial.

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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 02:19
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer; Public Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology; Urology and Nephrology; Health Policy, Economics and Management;
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis > 111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3211 Oncology and carcinogenesis > 321199 Oncology and carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences

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