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IRONMAN: International Registry for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Financed in Spain by Movember Foundation and Fero Foundation. Coordinators: VHIO and CNIO.

The IRONMAN project seeks to create an international registry of men with advanced prostate cancer. This registry will gather information on the type of tumour, treatment received and possible secondary effects.

The data collected will facilitate an analysis of the differences in medical practice patterns in different regions, countries and cultures, providing researchers and clinicians with more information to understand the characteristics of each type of tumour. The final goal is to identify the most adequate treatment for each patient, in order to improve their quality of life.

The main contribution of the IRONMAN project lies in its close global collaboration, sharing information so that every man may benefit. Throughout its 4 years, the project aims to gather 5,000 patients from all over the world, 500 of them in Spain. Between 10 and 12 hospitals from all over Spain will take part in the project, including 4-5 centres in Barcelona.

Locally, IRONMAN will also facilitate the creation of a tumour sample bank from Spanish patients that will enable future research work.