Request for participation in a research related survey 5 September
La Trobe University PhD student Chris Thomas is conducting important research that focuses on men's health and related quality of life
Educating young Aussie men is key to reducing prostate cancer toll 29 August
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia releases new data on prostate cancer attitudes and awareness
PCFA retains current advice on PSA testing and DRE 13 August
At its recent meeting, PCFA's National Board acknowledged that emerging evidence on the benefits and potential harms of
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia supports new PSA consensus 7 August
PCFA is publicly supports the new global "Consensus Statement on Prostate Cancer Testing" launched at the Prostate Cancer World Congress in Melbourne today
Sex and secret men's business 7 August
Men who have surgery for prostate cancer struggle to get proper advice about, or effective treatment for, its terrible side effects, writes Bettina Arndt
Can you help with this important research study? 6 August
Research Study - Sexual Wellbeing and Quality of Life after Prostate Cancer for Gay and Bisexual Men and their Partners
Urgent information regarding the Gladstone Roadshow in Queensland 30 July
PCFA wishes to advise that there has been a change of venue for Gladstone
Federal Government helps secure future of prostate cancer nurses 14 July
Following the announcement that cancer funding is a priority for the 2013-2014 Federal Budget, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is delighted that $7 million is being allocated to the Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing Program
A gay man’s experience of prostate cancer 10 July
Gary Dowsett was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 55. At the time he was surprised by the lack of information available to gay men diagnosed with the disease
Putting prostate problems in non-heterosexual men on the agenda 4 July
Dr Anthony Lowe, CEO, and Dr Tim Wong, Senior Project Officer, at PCFA were recently interviewed by Jill Margo of the Australian Financial Review
Vale Peter Lehmann - Legend, Lost 4 July
Peter and his wife, Margaret Lehmann,have been marvellous supporters of PCFA- SA/NT for several years. The Lehmann’s and I enjoyed a relationship for over 30 years
PCFA’s 2012 Annual Report Wins Bronze Award 3 July
David Sandoe OAM, National Chairman and Dr Anthony Lowe, CEO of PCFA were recently presented a Bronze Award at the 63rd Australasian Reporting Awards Presentation Dinner at the Melbourne Town Hall on Thursday, 6 June 2013.
Media Release: Government joins fight against advanced prostate cancer 1 July
Great news over the weekend for Australian men living with advanced prostate cancer and their families with the Federal Government announcing they will list Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) on the Pharmaceutical benefits scheme. This announcement comes after months of lobbying for the drug’s listing.
Focal Therapy – Are We Ready? 27 June
On 17th April a conference on the emerging data on new techniques of imaging with MRI, biopsy and focal therapy was convened by A/Prof Phillip Stricker at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.
The Male Bag Ride 2013 - Driving Awareness of Prostate Cancer 18 June
A group of 26 intrepid men have raised over $400,000 for PCFA by riding from Perth to Melbourne on former postie motorbikes.
Show Your Support for NSW Waratahs and Help Tackle Prostate Cancer 18 June
On 13th July 2013 the NSW Waratahs will host the Queensland Reds for their Super Rugby clash at ANZ Stadium. PCFA are the chosen charity for what is sure to be a hotly contested game with the Waratahs out to settle the score with the old enemy.
Media Release: PCFA and Movember are delighted to announce new funding and program set to revolutionise Australian prostate cancer research 7 June
PCFA launches five-year research strategy and innovative new funding award with Movember for prostate cancer research.
New Possibilities for Prostate Cancer Treatment Revealed 30 May
Researchers have identified a sub-group of cells that could contribute to prostate cancer recurrence, opening up new ways to treat the disease, which claims more than 3000 lives a year in Australia.
PCFA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 ANZUP Nursing Grant 9 May
PCFA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 ANZUP Nursing Grant. This grant will enable the nurses to attend the Australia and New Zealand Urogential and Prostate Clinical trials Group ASM at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre 14 – 16th July 2013.
PCFA Supports Launch of First National Medicine Compliance Service Targeting Major Diseases in Australia 30 April
PCFA is collaborating on projects with the new service Freepatientsupport.com . This service assist people to connect with any free support programs specifically related to the medications they take where support programs are available.
Vale Don Baumber 10 April
Much admired and respected prostate cancer consumer advocate and PCFA Queensland Board Member Don Baumber passed away on Wednesday 3 April 2013 surrounded by his family.
Calling for volunteers to complete a new survey on the financial impact of prostate cancer 10 April
As medical bills soar each year, the financial pressures for many men faced with prostate cancer can be a huge unexpected burden to families. A new study by PCFA and Griffith University will investigate the true financial burden to men diagnosed with prostate cancer and the impact this has had.
One Man’s Plight to Help Support the Listing of Abiraterone on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme 5 April
Laurie Gleeson is one of the estimated 22,000 men living with advanced prostate cancer in Australia. Like many men with an advanced disease, Laurie was left with limited treatment options after his surgery and other treatment failed to stop his prostate cancer.
Please support PCFA by purchasing your 2013/2014 Entertainment Book 2 April
PCFA is pleased to be selling the Entertainment Book to help raise much needed funds for prostate cancer. The Entertainment Book is a local restaurant and activity guide containing hundreds of valuable 'up to 50% off' and '2-for-1' offers from many of restaurants, arts, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more! Order your book today
PCFA Award to Support Nurses Attending CNSA Winter Congress 27 March
PCFA have been long term supporters of nursing professional development initiatives, and this year are proud to be able to offer five full time program registrations for the 2013 CNSA winter congress to nurses working in prostate cancer care.
March 2013 Prostate News Published 21 March
The 52th edition of Prostate News is now available to read in an online format.
Pirtek Fishing Challenge on Track for Record Year 19 March
The Annual Pirtek Fishing Challenge in aid of PCFA will take place this Sunday 24th of March. So far an amazing 6,720 people have registered for the event.
PCFA Publishes Practice Framework for the Specialist Nurse in Prostate Cancer 15 March
PCFA has recently published guidelines for practice to aid in the definition of a best practice model for the Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse within the Australian health care context.
Facing the Tiger: A Guide for Men with Prostate Cancer and the People Who Love Them 13 March
Professor Suzanne Chambers, a long-standing friend and supporter of PCFA, recently launched her book Facing the Tiger and has kindly offered to donate the royalties to PCFA.
PCFA is pleased to announce the first destination of Rural Education Roadshow 5 March
Please join us for an education session conducted by local specialist from Royal Adelaide Hospital and facilated by Prostate Cancer foundation of Australia.
Your Support Will Mean Better Care and Lives Saved 4 March
Please join us today in bringing prostate cancer into the limelight. We have just launched a new appeal and need your help with a generous gift so we can raise the standard of care for all men with prostate cancer in Australia.
Vale David Rhodes 18 February
Much admired and respected Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Victoria/Tasmania State Manager David Rhodes passed away peacefully at his home on Friday 15 February.
Prostate Screen Australia Media Release: The Valentine’s Gift of Life 14 February
Prostate Screen Australia has come out this Valentine’s Day with a great suggestion for a gift for the man in your life- booking them in for a health check.
PCFA and CanSpeak lobby Federal Health Minister for fast action in listing Abiraterone (Zytiga) on the PBS 4 February
Dr Anthony Lowe, Chief Executive of PCFA, and Mr John Stubbs, Executive Officer of canSpeak, have written to The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Federal Minister for Health and Ageing, in an effort to fast-track the listing of abiraterone on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
PCFA & Cancer Council Queensland lobby Queensland Health for improved elective surgery waiting times for Urology patients. 31 January
Professor Jeff Dunn, Chief Executive of Cancer Council Queensland and Dr Anthony Lowe, Chief Executive Officer of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia have written to the Director General of Queensland Health asking him to respond urgently to the critical delay in elective surgery wait times for urology patients.
PCFA is delighted to release the annual Collaborative Research Update 30 January
2012 marked the 5th anniversary of PCFA’s Research Program. From its inception in 2007, it has evolved to being recognised as a world class program that supports the very best Australian research into prostate cancer.
PCFA’S response to Mr Tim Mathieson's comments regarding DRE (Digital Rectal Examination) 29 January
We should remember that Tim Mathieson has been a strong advocate for men’s health, especially as a Patron of the Australian Men’s Shed Association and his work to raise awareness of prostate cancer.