Prostate Cancer Research Following Prostatectomy

We would like to invite you to participate in a long-term prostate cancer research study at Johns Hopkins. This study will observe the follow-up and PSA levels of men who have had a radical prostatectomy (prostate removal) as treatment for prostate cancer. This study is being conducted to help determine the best course of treatment for future patients. If you decide to participate, this study will require very little effort or time on your part. Participation is voluntary and if you decide not to participate, your care at Johns Hopkins will not be affected.

This study will require you to complete a short online survey at specified intervals; you do not need to return to Johns Hopkins. The intervals are at 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 months after your surgery and then once a year following that. You might not have a PSA test performed at each of the survey intervals. Please follow your doctor’s instructions regarding when to have your PSA tests performed. We will also collect information about your prostate cancer and treatments from your medical records at Johns Hopkins.

This study is being conducted by Dr. Misop Han, Principal Investigator of JHM eIRB study# NA_00087593. If you have any comments, concerns, or questions, please feel free to call 410-502-5983