Prostate Cancer Research

Prostate cancer accounts for 13% of all cancer deaths in Australian men. With 1 in 5 men being diagnosed with prostate cancer before the age of 85, it is a significant cause of disease burden in our older population. (Source – Cancer Council Australia)

The prostate is a gland of the male reproductive system. Cancer of the prostate currently has no known definitive cause however the incidence does increase with age.

In association with the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG), Hunter researchers have made several important discoveries about the development and treatment of prostate cancer.

In 2014, researchers reported a new combination of anti-cancer drugs and radiation which was successful in treating men with newly-diagnosed aggressive prostate cancer.

Researcher and Radiation Oncologist Professor Jim Denham said the results were better than expected – the treatment would likely have a knock-on effect of a 30-40% lower death rate among men fighting this type of cancer.

Research Program :
Cancer
Research Topics :
Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Leukaemia, Prostate Cancer
Dr Sarah Valkenborghs
Research Program :
Cardiovascular
Research Topics :
Asthma, Respiratory Diseases & the Immune System, Clinical Cardiovascular, Healthy Lifestyles, Prostate Cancer, Stroke and Brain Injury
Research Program :
Cancer
Research Topics :
Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer
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