For 20 years, the Geelong Prostate Support Group has been helping men and their partners living in the region to cope better with the anxiety of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, and to gain a better understanding of treatment options and managing side effects.
Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia is supporting CaPPRe, an independent research organisation, who are researching treatment and healthcare experiences of people diagnosed with prostate cancer.
CaPPRe are working on behalf of a pharmaceutical company to better understand the experiences of people living with prostate cancer, with a view to improving the healthcare pathway. Your participation is valuable in understanding the impact of prostate cancer on people’s lives.
Do you have prostate cancer? You may be eligible for a study which aims to learn more about patient information sources, internet-use and digital health literacy. We are looking for participants, even if you do not use the internet or technology in your day-to-day life.
The Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Brisbane is hosting a Consumer and Community Involvement Event on Wednesday 17th August from 11am – 1pm to encourage more people to get involved in their research projects, including prostate cancer research...
PCFA has partnered with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) to develop, trial and evaluate a nurse led survivorship intervention for men on Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT), also known as Hormone Therapy.
If you’ve started hormone therapy in the last 3 months (or are about to start), we would love to hear from you. We are seeking people to take part in an interview which should take no longer than 30-40 minutes of your time to help us better understand the impact of survivorship care interventions.
This Saturday, join us for the inaugural 2022 ProsTIC Preceptorship Consumer Session. Held from 1.30pm to 3pm AEDT (April 2, 2022), the virtual consumer session will provide the latest information on PSMA therapy, metastatic prostate cancer treatment, and current support services.
Join us on Tuesday (March 15, 2022) from 2:15pm to 3:15pmAEDT for the first in an ongoing series of Consumer Advocacy Discussion Forums for men and families facing prostate cancer, and add your voice to the debate. Places are limited so register now to secure your spot.
Friends, just a message of support for those of you who have been impacted by the latest wave of Covid.
Whether you’re a patient, a friend, a health worker, or a family member – we know this is not an easy time.
Our Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses are part of a frontline system under tremendous pressure, but we stand united in making sure that men and families are not forgotten. While many of our Specialist Nurses are providing extraordinary assistance to keep their base hospitals running, we are working closely with our Nurses to ensure they are there to care.
If you have any questions about prostate cancer and service delays, please reach out to our telenursing team on 1800 22 00 99 or email email@example.com
Please share this information so that other men and their families know where to find help.
Join us this today at 11am AEDT as Professor Jeff Dunn AO interviews USANZ President and leading urologist A/Prof Prem Rashid about his latest book.
Your Guide to Prostate Cancer: The disease, treatment options and outcomes (4th edition), provides an in-depth, yet simple to follow guide on prostate cancer, highlighting treatment options through the various stages, and providing relevant information to help improve quality of life.
You can watch the video below once it’s live.
We’re proud to partner with A/Prof Rashid to launch his new book which we know will be a vital resource for so many men and health professionals.
Let's Talk About Prostate Cancer: Toowoomba Awareness Event
(25th November, 3.30pm - 4.30pm)
This is your chance to get in front of the experts!
Over their lifetime, 1 in 6 Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. 75% of Australians don’t know the PSA test guidelines and alarmingly, only 36% of prostate cancers are detected at the earliest stage, when they can be effectively treated. This needs to change!
Join us and listen to our expert panel including Dr Devang Desai (Urologist), Jo Hiscock (Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse), Corey Pendlebury (Men’s Health Physiotherapist) and Alan Hill a local men’s health advocate and prostate cancer survivor, as they discuss all aspects of prostate cancer at this FREE special event for the Toowoomba region.
What is Active Surveillance, and is it a good treatment option for you?
Active Surveillance is increasingly being recommended as a management option for low-risk prostate cancer, in order to avoid unnecessary and invasive treatments when it is clinically safe to do so. Estimates suggest about 60% of low-risk prostate cancers in Australia are managed with Active Surveillance.
Join Professor Declan Murphy from the Peter McCallum Centre in Melbourne and Ian Henderson a PCFA Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse from the Royal Hobart Hospital as they discuss Active Surveillance as a management option for men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer.
Register now to hear about the latest evidence, the NAVIGATE clinical trial, and whether Active Surveillance is right for you and your diagnosis.
As many of you would be aware, the Max Gardner Award for Distinguished Service is the most prestigious award presented by PCFA. It is awarded to an individual member of the Network who has made an outstanding and significant contribution to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community. This award is a peer-based form of recognition for PCFA Network members who are currently an official Ambassador, in a Support Group Leader role or an active member of an affiliated support group.
I encourage you to share this message with your networks and look forward to receiving nominations, celebrating and recognising the fantastic work of our PCFA Network Members across the country.
To assist I have also attached the Max Gardner Award FAQ document and Nomination Forms.
Nominations need to be submitted by COB Monday 20th December 2021 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via Australia Post mail as below,
Att: Jim Lloyd
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
PO Box 499 St Leonards NSW 1590.
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Debra Garroun orJim Lloyd via Network Helpline 1800 00 22 98.
Icon Cancer Center are hosting a Facebook live event this Wednesday:
An open and honest discussion about the pros and cons of different treatment options for prostate cancer, including benefits, risks and common side effects associated with surgery and radiation therapy.
This free online event will be hosted by Icon Group Medical Director Ian Irving with special guests Radiation Oncologist Dr Andrew See, Urological Surgeon A/Prof Jeremy Grummet and Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse Miranda Dibdin.
If you or your family are impacted by prostate cancer and you would like to know more about the latest treatments for prostate cancer, we invite you to join us on Wednesday September 22 from 6:00pm-7:00pm AEST.
Community Conversations is launching at 10:00 am today!
Together for the Long Run: Virtual Community Conversations 2021
PCFA’s Virtual Community Conversations 2021 will bring together experts and consumers from around Australia to share knowledge, the latest on research and treatment options, and strengthen prostate cancer control. Importantly, it will mark 25 years of progress towards our mission to defeat prostate cancer, with a focus on the actions we can take today to improve survivorship tomorrow.
Learn more about prostate cancer. Every stage. Every treatment.
While this year’s conference looks a little different being held virtually, we look forward to having you join us for an informative and insightful event. Together, we can be here for Australian men and families for the long run.
Urination troubles after Surgery & Radiation Therapy
Dr Vincent Tse is an Associate Professor of Urology at Macquarie University and Sydney University. He works at both the Concord and Macquarie University Hospitals.
He is a functional urologist, so he has a special interest in the management of male and female incontinence, bladder, prostate, and pelvic floor problems. He has been invited both nationally and internationally as visiting surgeon and guest speaker and published two books and authored over 100 book chapters, publications, and conference abstracts in this field.
A major part of his practice is the insertion of urethral slings and artificial urinary sphincters as well as the treatment of urethral strictures after surgery and radiation.
WEBINAR DATE: SATURDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2021 TIME: 1 PM to 3 PM (AEST)
HOSTS: Dr Kalli Spencer & Dr Gary Morrison Shine A Light - Australia LGBTQIA+ Cancer Support Group