Improving research for prostate cancer survivorship: A statement from the Survivorship Research in Prostate Cancer (SuRECaP) working group

Vivek Narayan, Michael Harrison, Heather Cheng, Stacey Kenfield, Rahul Aggarwal, Daniel Kwon, Rana McKay, Richard Hauger, Nicolas Hart, Suzanne Conzen, Hala Borno, Heather Jim, Adam Dicker, Tanya Dorff, Javid Moslehi, Lorelei Mucci, J. Kellogg Parsons, Fred Saad, Howard Soule, Alicia MorgansCharles J. Ryan

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Survivorship care for patients with prostate cancer requires careful consideration of unique disease-specific factors, including the prolonged natural disease history, the potential for competing health risks, and the consequences of long-term androgen deprivation therapy. However, current prostate cancer survivorship research is unfortunately limited by the lack of a robust supportive evidence base, variability in the definitions and measurement of survivorship outcomes, and a heavy reliance on expert opinion. As a result, the conduct of quality prostate cancer survivorship research is of increasing importance for patients, medical providers, and other key stakeholders. This manuscript harmonizes a path forward for improving prostate cancer survivorship by defining prostate cancer survivorship and survivorship research, as well as by highlighting key research priorities and cooperative mechanisms for survivorship studies within prostate cancer, with a particular focus on men with advanced disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-93
Number of pages11
JournalUrologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors wish to acknowledge the Prostate Cancer Foundation for supporting the development of the Survivorship Research in Prostate Cancer Working Group (SuRECaP), as well as ongoing prostate cancer survivorship research.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019


  • Improving research
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate cancer survivorship
  • Survivorship

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  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review


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