Navigating your treatment pathway for localised prostate cancer  22 December
A recent prostate cancer study from Canada has received a lot of publicity. This study measured the risk of mortality for prostate cancer patients after surgery, compared to radiotherapy.

 

2015 New Concept Grants and John Mills Young Investigator Awards  15 December
We're very pleased to announce the 2015 New Concept Grants and John Mills Young Investigator Awards recipients.

 

Getting active on active surveillance  10 December
A diagnosis with prostate cancer is often a life-changing moment. Men on active surveillance or those who've had an increase in PSA levels after radical prostatectomy live with the fear that their disease will progress.

 

A new blood test predicts responses to prostate cancer drugs in advance  1 December
Abiraterone and enzalutamide can be effective treatments for patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancers (CRPC). These are patients who have relapsed after hormone therapy.

 

Malaria and the placenta provide a new weapon in the fight against prostate cancer  24 November
A study published in October 2015 in the high-ranking journal Cancer Cell describes an exciting potential therapy for different types of cancer. 

 

Nanoknife and electric shock destroy cancer cells while preserving the structure of erectile and urethral nerves  20 November
A new promising procedure (treatment) for prostate cancer.

 

Queensland researchers uncover gene variation in bid to battle prostate cancer  19 November
Queensland researchers have identified genetic variations they hope will make it easier to assess whether patients have an aggressive form of prostate cancer.

 

Treatment for prostate cancer robs 100,000 Australian men of sex life  18 November
Almost 100,000 Australian men are living with little or no sex life as a result of the side effects of treatment for prostate cancer.

 

Miracle cure or rotten tomato?  17 November
What is the evidence for the benefit of tomatoes for prostate cancer?

 

You don't need to pay top price to treat your prostate cancer  10 November
All around Australia, men are sleepwalking into expensive treatment for prostate cancer, not realising there are cheaper options that are just as good.

 

Man on a mission to cut prostate cancer costs  10 November
In the last few weeks, Mark Frydenberg has had a lot to say to urologists about their fees for treating prostate cancer.

 

Movember award funds ground breaking prostate cancer scientists  3 November
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) today announced the winners of the 2015 Movember Clinician Scientist Award.

 

'Milestone' prostate cancer drug  29 October
The first drug that targets precise genetic mutations in prostate cancer has been shown to be effective in a "milestone" trial by UK scientists.

 

Does eating meat cause cancer?  29 October
The recent announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) that consumption of meat increases the risk of cancer has caused much debate and concern amongst the community.

 

New resources help increase indigenous prostate cancer support  23 October
Men who are part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will now have access to new education resources on prostate cancer.

 

New Director of Nursing  13 October
We're very pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Marie Alexander as PCFA's new Director of Nursing.

 

Dad's On The Air on Prostate Cancer  12 October
The successful community radio program Dad’s On The Air wanted to create awareness on prostate cancer in September, Prostate Cancer Awareness month, by interviewing Max Michell.

 

Australian top court issues landmark decision against patent for cancer gene  9 October
The Australian High Court ruled that the BRCA1 gene, which is associated with an increase in breast and ovarian cancer risk, is not a "patentable invention".

 

BBQ fundraiser launches for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month  1 September
Fundraising campaigns such as the 2015 Big Aussie Barbie campaign may be the key to reducing the impact of prostate cancer and seeing the first generation of men not die from the disease.

 

Should I have prostate cancer screening?  28 August
Prostate cancer accounted for the second highest number of male cancer deaths in Australia.

 

Partnership secures Prostate Cancer Care Coordinator for local region  25 August
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) are pleased to announce the formation of a partnership to fund a specialist Prostate Cancer Care Coordinator for the region.

 

Legacy of the late Colin Gray, Sydney Markets Foundation  12 August
PCFA's NSW/ACT State Chairman, Tony Sonneveld OAM knew Colin for 20 years through the Officer Training Unit Association and first met his wife Judy Gray in 2007 at a PCFA men's health forum in Darling Harbour.

 

Campaign Urges Men to Avoid Dropping The Ball on Prostate Health  6 August
The Australian Wallabies are using their historic match against the USA Eagles on their way to the 2015 Rugby World Cup as the backdrop to launch a campaign that aims to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

 

Vale Tom Tait  6 August
Tom Tait passed away yesterday and we farewell a great friend and supporter of PCFA. Tom was part of the group of Lane Cove Rotarians who helped found PCFA almost twenty years ago.

 

PCFA partners with Jim Beam for biggest Aussie barbie  5 August
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is gearing up for its 2015 Big Aussie Barbie campaign and is excited to announce that Jim Beam, the world's No. 1 bourbon, has come on board as a sponsor for the major fundraising initiative.

 

Logistics company helps promote prostate cancer message across Australia  28 July
Transport and logistics company DGL Australia has thrown its support behind Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA)'s BIG AUSSIE BARBIE campaign by unveiling specially branded semi-trailer trucks.

 

Stephen Bromhead MP: Family Fun Day  27 July
Stephen Bromhead MP to host a free family fun day of activities at John Wright Park, Tuncurry this father's day.

 

2015 ASCO Conference highlights for prostate cancer patients  10 July
The theme of the 2015 ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Conference was: Illumination and Innovation - Transforming Data into Learning.

 

New grading system for prostate cancer makes for easy understanding  1 July
A new streamlined grading system for prostate cancer, which hopefully will give men a better grip on their disease, has been approved by the World Health Organisation.

 

Subway and WPFGC work tirelessly for donations  22 June
Last year, money boxes placed on counters of Subway® Restaurants (SUBWAY) in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, gradually filled with more than $150,000 of coins and notes from charitable customers over just 18 months.

 

No man will die from prostate cancer within 10 years  16 June
Experts say new approaches to treating advanced prostate cancer could lead to "no men dying from prostate cancer" within a decade.

 

New Holland announces major partnership with Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia  9 June
The partnership will see New Holland and PCFA working together to raise awareness of prostate cancer, primarily among rural areas, where men are 20% less likely to survive the disease than those residing in metropolitan areas.

 

Claims prostate cancer patients are not given choice between surgery and radiation treatment  26 May
Doctors and patients are concerned people with prostate cancer are not being properly informed of their treatment options, leading many to elect to undergo costly surgeries.

 

Be Inspired This Men’s Health Week  25 May
Key Victorian retirement villages are hosting industry expert speakers from PCFA and the Heart Foundation to inspire you this Men’s Health Week.

 

Max Running for His Grandfather  11 May
Eight year old Max Brooks from Duncraig will be running for a reason close to his heart when he participates in the HBF Run for a Reason on May 24 2015. He will be raising funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).

 

First result of the Senate Inquiry  7 May
The first result of the Senate Inquiry was the announcement by the Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, of a review of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) guidelines into the affordability and timely access to new, innovative and specialist cancers drug in Australia.

 

The sky's the limit for It’s A Bloke Thing  1 May
Australia's longest-serving airline has 'manned' up for men's health coming on board as the major sponsor of It's A Bloke Thing's (IABT) 2015 prostate cancer fundraising initiative.

 

Senate Committee to review new cancer drugs  17 April
On behalf of the Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Groups, Jim Marshall has been invited to Canberra next Monday 20 April to appear before a Senate Standing Committee inquiring into the availability of new, innovative and specialist cancer drugs in Australia.

 

Vale Dr Ian Roos OAM  10 April
The prostate cancer fraternity and the Australian community who have been touched by all cancers mourn the passing today of Dr Ian Roos OAM. Ian died this morning after a long battle with prostate cancer.

 

Prostate Cancer Research Under Threat  1 April
Critical prostate cancer research could be under threat with federal funding of the Australian Prostate Cancer Bio-Resource (APCB) set to end in June this year.

 

Calls for submissions to $5 million funding round to reduce prostate cancer impact  30 March
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) today announced the opening of a $5 million funding round for prostate cancer research, focused on reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men.

 

Letter to support groups regarding feedback on PSA testing guidelines  26 March
The Expert Advisory Panel reviewed thirty nine submissions on the draft clinical practice guideline on PSA testing and early management of test-detected prostate cancer.

 

V8 Supercars joins fight against prostate cancer  18 March
V8 Supercars has appointed Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) as the official charity for the Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint, held at Symmons Plains Raceway across the weekend of March 27-29.

 

Review shows geographic prostate cancer survival inequalities  16March
A new international review led by Cancer Council Queensland has found survival outcomes for men diagnosed with prostate cancer are strongly associated with where they live.

 

Anglers gear up for Australia’s biggest, charity fishing challenge  2 March
Anglers of all ages and skill levels across Australia are preparing their rods and tackle boxes for the 2015 PIRTEK Fishing Challenge, Australia's largest fishing competition, which helps raise money for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and the Peter Duncan Neurosciences Research Unit.

 

Modern external-beam radiotherapy superior to brachytherapy and surgery for prostate cancer  24 February
Research published today in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology shows that external-beam radiation therapy is a highly effective treatment option for prostate cancer.

 

MRI in Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer  13 February
MRI is increasingly being used in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Potentially it could be a game changer, providing more accurate diagnosis than biopsy and avoiding the need for repeat biopsies for men on active surveillance.

 

Australia Day 2015 Honours  27 January
PCFA would like to congratulate our board member Professor John Mills AO and our former board members Professor Tony Costello AM and Professor Phil Stricker AO on receiving Australia Day 2015 Honours.

 

Blue safety workwear launched to support fight against prostate cancer  21 January
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and RWW Group have teamed up today to launch the Blue Gear safety workwear range.