They are a multidisciplinary group of health professionals comprising urologists, radiation oncologists, nurses and consumers, who undertake clinical prostate cancer and health services research and are based at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia.
The collaborative was established in 1998 as an ongoing venture of Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Royal Adelaide (RAH), The Queen Elizabeth (TQEH), the Lyell McEwin Hospital, the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia together with private practices and hospitals.
As part of a bi-national collaboration, SA-PCCOC are also contributors to the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry – Australia and New Zealand (PCOR-ANZ) which is funded from the Movember Foundation. In addition SA-PCCOC acknowledges funding from the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (SA-NT Section), The Beat Cancer Project, The Hospital Research Foundation, Mundi Pharma and Genesis Care.
Vision and mission
SA-PCCOC aim to capture: diagnosis, treatment, quality of life and mortality data, for men diagnosed with prostate cancer in South Australia.
Survival rates for prostate cancer are improving thanks to early detection and treatment. Long-term satisfaction is becoming increasingly important when making decisions about treatment.
How SA-PCCOC can help
The SA-PCCOC website contains prostate cancer information and support services for men and families affected by prostate cancer.
SA-PCCOC maintain a comprehensive data collection of men diagnosed with prostate cancer and utilises evidence-based tools for assessing outcomes of treatment.
Their objectives are as follows:
- to undertake clinical outcomes research in order to better understand progression of prostate cancer and ways of facilitating clinical decision-making
- to provide data to contributors relating to their clinical practice for audit and feedback purposes
- to facilitate clinical prostate cancer research for post-graduate students, surgical trainees, clinicians and researchers
- to collaborate closely with other prostate cancer registries in Australia
- to seek collaboration with other institutions and databases to validate the quality of data collection and contribute to multi-institutional research.
Information / help lines
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