MANCAN manage hot flushes?

Researchers at King's College London and Guy's Hospital are in the final stages of recruiting for a Prostate Cancer UK funded clinical trial, called ManCan.  This trial tests the use of a non-medical guided self-help treatment to help manage hot flushes and night sweats that can result from hormone therapy for prostate cancer.

The trial is still open for recruitment until the end of August 2013, so if you experience more than 10 hot sweats a week and are interested in taking part, please contact Dr Evi Stefanopoulou or Dr Omar Yousaf by email or telephone (020 7188 9559) for more information.

After androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), many men experience unpleasant side-effects, including hot flushes, which can be distressing and uncomfortable, as well as causing sleep problems, but have so far been largely ignored by the research community.

Drs Myra Hunter, Evi Stefanopoulou and Omar Yousaf have previously developed a successful management programme for women with hot flushes, and are now testing whether a similar cognitive behavioural therapy, using a workbook with information about beneficial exercises and relaxation techniques and a relaxation CD, could help men too.