COMPPARE Newsletter: Winter 2021


Dr. Nancy P. Mendenhall

A Message from Dr. Nancy Mendenhall

I am thrilled to announce that we have reached 40% of our accrual goal! Our progress is truly astonishing, given the continued challenges COVID-19 has presented us with both globally and locally. Read Dr. Mendenhall’s message.



COMPPARE – Proton and Photon Radiation in Prostate CancerCOMPPARE Enrolls 1,000 Patients in November

The COMPPARE team was pleased to announce on November 13, 2020 that the study has enrolled 1,000 patients, one-third of its 3,000-patient goal – learn more about our enrollment progress here.


Mayo ClinicPartner Site Spotlight: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

C. Richard Choo, MD, COMPPARE’s Principal Investigator at Mayo, believes the importance of COMPPARE lies in the fact that it can allow the detection of meaningful differences between therapies – follow the conversation here.


Jack Wilmer's storyA Patient’s Perspective: Jack Wilmer

“Patient stakeholder participation in COMPPARE is important because the patient, more than anyone else, can best describe the results and effects of treatment choice.”  Read Jack’s story.



Cancer Connections Talk Feb 17Online Information Session for Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers Feb. 17

On February 17, 2021, Cancer Connections, a UF Monthly Educational & Networking Meeting, will present “COMPPARE Clinical Trial: Protons vs Photons to Treat Prostate Cancer” from noon to 1 pm (EST).


100 Black Men of AmericaResearch and Outcomes for Black Men Are Discussed in Prostate Cancer Webinar

The live information session, presented by 100 Black Men of America, Inc., focused on the importance of evidence-based information and research in relation to prostate cancer outcomes – learn more about this successful event.

Enrollment 10-16-20COMPPARE Study Progress

Want the latest information on COMPPARE? Find out how many patients have enrolled and how many sites are currently enrolling patients on the COMPPARE Study Progress page.


Research reported in this newsletter was partially funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award (PCS-2017C1-0422). The views, statements, and opinions presented in this newsletter are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of PCORI, its Board of Governors, or Methodology Committee.


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