8071 Dept of Health 96/20/99 Original ProtecT code

Project Details


Prostate cancer is a serious health problem. There are 35,000 new cases every year in the UK, and around 10,000 deaths.

We need to find out about the best way of treating prostate cancer before it causes any problems. At present, nobody knows which of three treatments is best: an operation to remove the prostate; adiotherapy to the prostate; careful monitoring with regular check-ups.

This study is not a trial of screening. There are no plans to introduce screening for prostate cancer in the UK because there is not enough evidence about treatment for the disease.

It has not yet been shown that screening for prostate cancer is a good idea.
The aim of the ProtecT study is to find out which treatments are best.
Alternative titleThe ProtecT Trial - Evaluating the Effectiveness of Treatments for Clinically Localised Prostate Cancer (2017)
AcronymProtecT Study
Effective start/end date1/06/0830/06/21

Research Output

  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Article (Academic Journal)

Investigating the prostate specific antigen, body mass index and age relationship: is an age–BMI-adjusted PSA model clinically useful?

Harrison, S., Tilling, K., Turner, E., Lane, A., Simpkin, A., Davis, M., Donovan, J., Hamdy, F. C., Neal, D. E. & Martin, R., 17 Nov 2016, In : Cancer Causes and Control. 27, 12, p. 1465-1474 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    268 Downloads (Pure)

    Prostate Testing for Cancer and Treatment (ProtecT) Study: Statistical Analysis Plan

    Metcalfe, C., Peters, T. & Hamdy, F., 30 Nov 2015, 1.0 ed. University of Bristol. 22 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
    240 Downloads (Pure)