Prostate Cancer Survivorship Programmes

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
  • Raj Persad


The searches identified 2495 papers. However, only 43 mapped to the search terms and eligibility criteria. The current systematic reviews were examined to gain further knowledge about the subject. Six hundred and fifteen papers were excluded due to not conforming to eligibility criteria or adding to the evidence on the components of a survivorship programme. Most of these exclusions were related to active therapy for prostate cancer or were secondary research. One thousand seven hundred and sixty one were duplicates. Of the 43 papers left, relevant abstracts were identified and the full papers obtained (all of which were in English), to quality assure against criteria. There was considerable heterogeneity of design among the included studies therefore a narrative synthesis of the evidence was undertaken.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
    • 1
  • Raj Persad
    • 2
  1. 1.The Royal Free Hospital and UCLLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.North Bristol NHS TrustBristolUnited Kingdom

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