A Stage 4 prostate cancer diagnosis would stop most people in their tracks, but for Jim Walker, he used it as motivation to get fit and take on a challenging 800km trek while raising money for prostate cancer research at the same time. Continue reading
At 73 years old, Ron Dare loves keeping fit and healthy through regular sessions of tennis and golf, so it came as quite a shock to him when he discovered he had early stages of prostate cancer. Continue reading
Sadly, one in seven Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer before the age of 75.
The good news is survival rates are improving thanks to early detection and treatment, meaning long-term satisfaction is becoming increasingly important when making decisions about treatment.
A recent study sought to explore this issue further, enabled by the support of Australian Prostate Cancer’s (APC) generous donors to inform future care. Continue reading
Congratulations to Dr Philip Gregory from the Centre for Cancer Biology who has been awarded a ‘Beat Cancer’ Principal Research Fellowship and prestigious Federal funding to progress his team’s promising work into prostate cancer. Continue reading
Running a four-hour marathon might seem gruelling and unbearable for some people, but not for Nick Brigham who had the memory of two loved ones spurring him on in the 2018 Adelaide Marathon, while raising an incredible $1,600 for Australian Prostate Cancer in the process! Continue reading
Keen to make a difference in people’s lives, PhD student Daniel Neumann decided to pursue a research career in prostate cancer after studying a Bachelor of Medical Science. Continue reading
In a promising new development, scientists working tirelessly at the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) have identified that high levels of a protein called ‘quaking’ contributes to the poor outlook for prostate cancer tumours that have become resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments. Continue reading
A clinical trial to test a new treatment for prostate cancer is currently underway at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, bringing hope to Australian men living with this disease. Continue reading
Cancer fighting T cells already present in our blood may hold the key to fighting tumours in prostate cancer, replacing the need for invasive surgery.
Research from the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI), has found that activated T cells delivered to a localised area enhances their cancer killing potential. This is particularly effective when treating the early stages of prostate and breast cancers, which develop in a confined space. Continue reading
Still grieving the loss of his loving father who passed away from prostate cancer at the age of 94, 68-year-old John Murray found himself diagnosed with the same heartbreaking disease in June last year. Continue reading