Support your advanced prostate cancer patients with CancerAid Plus

The CancerAid Plus Program is an evidence-based program developed by CancerAid, an independent company, supported by Astellas to improve clinical outcomes for cancer patients.

Refer a patient prescribed XTANDI® (enzalutamide):

How it works

The CancerAid Plus program is an innovative educational program designed to help individuals gain better control of their cancer care. The program is based on evidence-based science to give patients the right tools to achieve better outcomes.

 

The CancerAid Plus Program includes:

  1. An educational program with a series of informative articles based on clinically-proven science

  2. Educational videos focused on improving your understanding of cancer care

  3. Motivational articles and advice written by other patients describing their experiences

  4. Access to the award-winning CancerAid app, with the ability to track symptoms, medications & activity - 100% free to use and download. 

Weekly Modules

Following the conclusion of the program, patients have ongoing access to all of the CancerAid content and in-app tools, and are encouraged to reach out to the CancerAid team if they have any further needs.

WEEK ONE

Symptom Tracking

This module is focused on the importance of monitoring physical symptoms during cancer care. Recent evidence shows that patients who regularly track their symptoms and share these with their clinicians in their care achieve improved outcomes including quality of life and potentially survival (1). The information is reinforced with patients with the Symptom Journal within the CancerAid app which they may use to track their symptoms. 

WEEK TWO

Activity and Exercise

This module is focused on the importance of maintaining activity and exercise during cancer care. Recent clinical guidelines reinforce the role of 'prescribed exercise' as a means to address the adverse physical and psychological effects of cancer, and patients are educated to the important role of appropriately trained exercise physiologists or physiotherapists (2). This information is reinforced with content from the CancerAid in-app Community.

WEEK THREE

Diet and Nutrition

This module is focused on the importance of maintaining adequate diet and nutrition during cancer care. The individual needs of patients may change, and appetite change or weight loss is common (3). Tracking dietary intake is important and patients are educated to the important role dieticians have within the cancer care team. This information is reinforced with the Food Diary within the CancerAid app which patients may use to track their diet, and content from the CancerAid in-app Community.

WEEK FOUR

Sleep

This module is focused on the role of sleep within cancer care. Recent evidence suggests that sleep disturbance is the second most disruptive symptom within cancer care (4). Patients are informed on different contributors to their sleep disturbance, and offered tips to better manage their sleep. This information is reinforced with content from the CancerAid in-app Community.

WEEK FIVE

Living Well

This module is focused on survivorship within cancer care. Patients are educated on the role of ongoing surveillance and post-treatment, and managing potential fear of recurrence anxiety. This information is reinforced with content from the CancerAid in-app Community. This is the last week of the program.

Who is eligible?

​To meet Medicines Australia requirements, the CancerAid Plus Program is available only for patients prescribed XTANDI® (enzalutamide).

For further enquiries about eligibility, please contact:

plus@canceraid.com. 

References

  1. Symptoms - Basch E, Deal AM, Dueck AC, et al. Overall survival results of a trial assessing patient-reported outcomes for symptom monitoring during routine cancer treatment. JAMA. 2017;318(2):197-8.

  2. Exercise - Cormie P, Atkinson M, Bucci L, Cust A, Eakin E, Hayes S, et al. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia position statement on exercise in cancer care. The Medical journal of Australia. 2018;209(4):184-7.

  3. Diet & Nutrition - Rock CL, Doyle C, Demark-Wahnefried W, Meyerhardt J, Courneya KS, Schwartz AL, et al. Nutrition and physical activity guidelines for cancer survivors. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. 2012;62(4):242-74.

  4. Sleep - Otte JL, Carpenter JS, Manchanda S, Rand KL, Skaar TC, Weaver M, et al. Systematic review of sleep disorders in cancer patients: can the prevalence of sleep disorders be ascertained? Cancer medicine. 2015;4(2):183-200.