In Australia, prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer), and is the second largest cause of male cancer deaths in Australia.
Awareness, understanding and support for prostate cancer falls behind other cancer initiatives in Australia and around the world. Our research will assess treatment practices and outcomes in Australia and will be looking at various other projects of relevance to men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. More specifically, our research will investigate topics such as risk factors, appropriateness of care, treatment outcomes, survivorship, quality of life and research into ways of improving outcomes of men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The research is conducted by The Movember Prostate Cancer Health Outcomes Research Unit (PCHORU) which is a collaborative initiative with the Movember Foundation, University of South Australia, Monash University, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) – Cancer Council Beat Cancer Project and the South Australian Prostate Cancer Collaborative
What we aim to achieve
Our research is directed at improving treatment, survivorship and support for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Our next steps and milestones
The first year report is almost complete
What motivates me
Personally, I am motivated by the need to improve the quality of research and its translation into practice, ultimately, to improve outcomes of cancer in Australia.
My message to supporters
Improving the outcomes of men with prostate cancer is a crucial part of Australia's cancer research, as it is the most common cancer for men in Australia, apart from skin melanoma. We appreciate the support of Cancer Council SA and its donors. We believe that the funds are used for the best and most appropriate research.