A mindfulness program for people with breast, bowel or prostate cancer

Project ID: 2020_011_LIV_01

Following treatment for cancer, many people feel anxious and scared about the cancer coming back. This is one of the most common fears of cancer survivors, and it can affect people’s ability to enjoy life and plan for the future. This project aims to find out whether mindfulness can help people with breast, prostate or bowel cancer manage their fears and worries once treatment is completed.


The researcher: Professor Trish Livingston

Prof Livingston has over 25 years’ experience in health services oncology research She has worked with health services, Government, consumer advocacy and community groups to improve health outcomes for people living with cancer and their carers. Prof Livingston has an international reputation for her significant research contribution to cancer control.


Who is eligible?

You are eligible to take part in this project if you have been diagnosed with breast, prostate or bowel cancer and have completed treatment within the last 5 years. 


What does this project involve?

If you agree to take part, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire to make sure you are eligible for the project. If you are eligible you will be randomly allocated to one of two groups – a Mindfulness program group or a waiting group.
All participants will be asked to complete questionnaires during the course of the project. At the end of the 9 months people in the waiting group will receive access to the MindOnLine program.


Where is the project being conducted?

This project is being conducted by Deakin University. As it is an online study, it can be done at a time and place convenient for you.


How do I express interest in participating?

To get more information about this project:

  • Click on “Yes, I’m interested” at the bottom of this page and follow the prompts.
  • Call us on 1300 709 485 and we can help you through the process. Register4 is an online register, so have your email address ready.

After we verify your details, we will send you an invitation email. The invitation email formally asks whether you give Register4 permission to forward your contact details to the researcher. You will also have the opportunity to specify which contact details you would like us to send to the researcher on your behalf.