The University of Washington and Us TOO International invite prostate cancer patients and their loved ones to participate in a survey to help drive new research for prostate cancer.
WE WANT TO IDENTIFY THE RESEARCH QUESTIONS THAT MATTER TO YOU.
Us TOO/UW Prostate Cancer Patient Survey
What research questions do you wish were answered when you or your loved one was going through prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment? The Prostate Cancer Patient Survey was developed in partnership with Us TOO and researchers at the University of Washington with a mission to engage prostate cancer patients and their loved ones in the research process by identifying the most important research questions to be answered by researchers.
What has been done so far?
Researchers at the University of Washington and the University of North Carolina developed a Bladder Cancer Patient Survey Network in 2015 to prioritize the importance of research questions for bladder cancer. The responses help researchers identify the most important questions for patients with all types of bladder cancer. Based on important input from the patient survey, researchers successfully secured an $8.5 million grant to study the questions! With your help, we can do the same for men with prostate cancer and their loved ones: identify important research questions and partner with researchers to answer those questions.
How can you help?
We are asking prostate cancer patients and their loved ones to rank the most important research questions for a specific stage of prostate cancer. Each question was chosen by patients and their loved ones (like you). If answered, they will help patients make better choices about their cancer diagnosis and treatment. We will ask you to rank questions in order of importance, and you will have the opportunity to include your own questions.
After this first round we will recirculate an updated survey and ask you to again rank the most important research questions to obtain a consensus. Your responses will remain confidential.
to complete the survey, which we estimate will take 15 to 20 minutes.