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All of us are keen to help get the disease and its treatment better understood to help those who come after us.

If you were working at the time you were diagnosed with prostate cancer, here is your chance.



Men’s Experiences and Needs in Vocational Rehabilitation, Work and Retirement after Prostate Cancer (GU Ethics Ref No: 2018/709). 


The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Cancer Council Queensland are committed to providing support for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. To further this commitment Menzies Health Institute Queensland is supporting a team of researchers from Griffith University, Centre of Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship, to undertake a study examining men’s experiences in relation to employment or retirement after prostate cancer diagnosis.  


You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and
  • Were employed in any capacity (including self-employment) at the time of prostate cancer diagnosis. 

By taking part in this study you will be providing the researchers with greater understanding of the vocational needs of men with prostate cancer. It is likely this information will help improve support services and return to work experiences after prostate cancer.


Please note that some of the information may be personal or sensitive in nature but your privacy will be safeguarded at all times (please see the information sheet at the start of the survey for more details). If at any point you become distressed by any of the questions, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 at any time of the day. You can also contact the project’s research team for help in seeking ongoing mental health support if required. If you agree to take part, we will ask you to complete an online survey, which should take approximately 30 minutes of your time.


To access the participant information sheet, consent questions and the survey, please click or copy and paste the address below into your internet browser: https://griffithmhiq.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Y5Ns1Pg1U1QvHv


If you would prefer a paper version of the survey to be mailed to you, please contact the project manager listed below. 
If you would prefer not to participate, please disregard this email. 


If you have any questions about this project please contact the Project Manager, Vanette McLennan, by phone (07) 5552 7890 or email:v.mclennan@griffith.edu.au


We thank you very much in advance for your support.


Yours sincerely,


Vanette McLennan                            

Principal Investigator                                            

Griffith University   

Menzies Health Institute Queensland


Please also note, this study has gone through appropriate review via the Pathfinder Advisory Committee.

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