Funding for this research was provided by:
Monash Partners Academic Health Science (Clinical fellowship)
Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (MIPRS) (25762931)
Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS) (25762931)
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Accepted: 22 November 2018
First Online: 26 November 2018
Compliance with ethical standards
: None declared except Sue Evans is coordinator of the Prostate Cancer Outcome Registry—Australia and New Zealand (PCOR-ANZ).
: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. This study was built on an existing project, which received Ethical approval, by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee for enrolment of prostate cancer patients in PCOR VIC (Approval Number CF09/0931–2,009,000,436). We obtained separate approval for our study from the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval Number CF15/4157-2015001762).
: Men who participated in this study were part of the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry which has an opt out consent process. Men are sent an explanatory statement, which details the process for opting out and use of data for research purposes. As men are being contacted as part of the registry a waiver of consent for this study was provided to enable men to be randomised to one of the three arms, verbal consent for this was obtained at initial contact with the patient.