Title
Trial Of Personalised Care After Treatment - Prostate cancer (TOPCAT-P)

Principal / Lead Investigator
Professor Clare Wilkinson

Co-Investigators
Andrei Stanciu, Marie Burrows, Eila Watson, Matt Makin (North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research)

Start & End date
01/01/2013 – 31/12/2014

Type of study
RCT

Lay summary
Prostate cancer survivors have specific physical, sexual, and emotional symptoms, potentially leading to poor quality of life. Urology services are struggling to cope with the demands of follow-up care and, in common with other cancer sites, primary care is increasingly likely to take on their long-term care. As a direct result of current guidelines, the present project aims to pilot a nurse-led intervention, individualised according to each patient’s needs and delivered in primary care. This intervention is designed in alignment with emerging systems in the North Wales health economy (BCUHB), and it is based on a similar trial in Oxford (PROSPECTIV; Cancer Research UK, 2012)

Group role / contribution
School led

Link with RDG / CSG or similar
Primary Care Clinical Studies Group

Study sponsor
Bangor University

Funder
Macmillan

Total grant value
£297,397

Project webpage
http://www.bangor.ac.uk/nwcpcr/images/Macmillan_001.jpg