Gay Men with Prostate Cancer Research Study

By on Friday, June 5th, 2009

Researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health want to interview gay men who have been treated for prostate cancer to learn more about their healthcare experiences. If you:

* Are an English-speaking gay man

* Age 50+

* Live in the United States

* Were treated for prostate cancer at least 12 months ago

Then we would love to hear about your experiences! All interviews will last approximately 60 minutes and are 100% anonymous and confidential. The results from this research study will be used to help educate prostate cancer patients and healthcare providers in the future. Your participation is voluntary. You can refuse to answer any question or stop the interview at any time.

If you would like to participate or obtain more information about this research study, please contact Don Allensworth-Davies at 617-638-5816.

You may obtain further information about your rights as a research subject by calling the Office of the Institutional Review Board of Boston University Medical Center at 617-638-7207.


  1. Glenn Peterson says:

    I would be interested to learn more information about this study. I am 62. I had a prostatectomy four years ago last March. I have since had eight (I think) surgeries related to complications to the robotic surgery. I will have my fourth surgery since last November this coming Thursday at Memorial in New York.

  2. mike says:

    Why are you limiting the study to men who are 50 years of age or older? Wouldn’t you want to include *any* gay men who’ve been treated for prostate cancer, regardless of age? What does age have to do with it?

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