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
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.