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Cognitive impairment in survivors of prostate cancer

Cognitive impairment in survivors of prostate cancer: combining cognitive and physical activity for a brain fog fix

This clinical trial is funded by the World Cancer Research Fund and Cancer Australia and is aimed at understanding the effectiveness, feasibility, and acceptability of a combined physical and cognitive intervention to improve brain health and cognitive function of men affected by prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy.

Participants will be randomly allocated to one of the interventions arms involving either physical training, cognitive training, combined training, or waitlist control.

Assessments before and after the intervention involve cardiovascular fitness, various cognitive function tests and a blood test. As compensation for your time and parking expenses, you will receive a $360 VISA gift card after the study.

The outcomes of this study will provide much-needed information on the experiences of men affected by prostate cancer, to provide targeted supportive care interventions to optimise brain health and well-being.

If you are interested in partaking in our research, please download a copy of the Participant Information Form below and contact to inquire about you participation in this study.

Cogitive impairment surviviors
Cogitive impairment surviviors

Project Team: Researchers

  • Dr Joe Northey
  • Dr Kristy Martin
  • Mrs Alanah Pike (PhD Student)
  • Prof Nicolas Cherbuin
  • Dr Ganes Pranavan (Medical Oncologist)
University of Melbourne
  • Dr Amit Lampit
Flinders University
  • Prof Catherine Paterson
Prostate Cancer Support Group (PCSG) - ACT
  • Mr Greg McRoberts (President of ACT PCSG)

Download participant information form

Project status


Research centre

University of Canberra - Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (RISE)

Australian National University - National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH)

Chief Investigator

Prof Ben Rattray (UC Lead, RISE: Exercise physiology, Exercise training, Cardio-vascular fitness, Cognitive training)