Donegal men diagnosed with prostate cancer are being called upon to partake in the largest prostate cancer research programme ever undertaken in Ireland.
The Irish Prostate Cancer Outcomes Research programme, which is funded by men’s health charity, the Movember Foundation, in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society, is calling all men diagnosed with the disease in 2016 and 2017, to participate.
The groundbreaking study is aimed at providing unique insights into prostate cancer care in Ireland and improving the care of those diagnosed with the illness.
.The research programme was set up in 2016 has established a nationwide prostate cancer registry capturing medical and quality of life information from newly diagnosed patients.
As part of its research, IPCOR gathers clinical data from patients, including the type of treatment they receive, self-reported experiences of care, physical and mental well-being.
In November, IPCOR released the first research report which found that four out of five Irish men with prostate cancer showed no symptoms when they were diagnosed with the disease.
The study also found that one in five men diagnosed with prostate cancer are under the age of 60. For more information and how to get involved in the research go to www.ipcor.ie