News Archive

Quality of Life Effects of PSA Testing

> August 23
In an interesting article in the New England Journal of Medicine, a
group from the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam has studied the quality of life effects of PSA testing. Read more>

Pirtek Fishing Challenge nets PCFA $130,000

> August 13
Pirtek Fluid Systems Group General Manager Stephen Dutton has presented a $130,000 cheque to Prostate Cancer Foundation of
Australia. Read more>

Almost half of Australian men diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer avoid surgery

> August 10
Australian men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer are
 increasingly avoiding or delaying surgery as Australian urologists
adopt ‘active surveillance’ as a legitimate treatment option. 
Read more>

Prostate Screen Australia Media Release: The Valentine’s Gift of Life

> February 14 
Prostate Screen Australia has come out this Valentine’s Day

VIDEO: Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses

> August 8
Meet some of our Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses and the fantastic people behind the program in this great video from our friends at Movember.  Watch now>

VIDEO: Big Aussie Barbie TV Spot released

> August 7
The TV Spot for our Big Aussie Barbie campaign is now up on
Youtube!  Watch now>

Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial (PIVOT) results

> July 24
Interesting results from the Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial (PIVOT) were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More>

Video: Movember Hosts Inaugural Survivorship Summit

> July 18
When it comes to raising funds for prostate cancer, research often
gets the limelight, but what is equally important is funding programs
for prostate cancer survivors. Watch Now>

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek opens ANZUP

> July 17
Health Minister Tanya Plibersek has officially opened the first
stand-alone ANZUP Annual Scientific Meeting in Darling Harbour.
Read More>

We're Hiring! Manager, Corporate Partnerships

> July 16
We're looking for a dynamic individual to join our growing fundraising
team in St Leonards, NSW as Manager, Corporate Partnerships.
Read More>

Tanya Plibersek to open ANZUP Annual Scientific meeting

> July 13
Federal Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, will open the Australian
and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group’s (ANZUP’s) annual scientific meeting in Sydney on Monday 16 July.
Read More>

Opinion: Does testing for prostate cancer save lives?

> July 12
PCFA CEO Dr Anthony Lowe discusses why testing remains such a controversial and contentious issue. Read More>

50th edition of Prostate News published

> July 10
The 50th edition of Prostate News is now available to read in an online format (and you can still download the PDF version from our
publications section). Read online>

My Road Ahead

> July 9
My Road Ahead is an online support program designed to support
men after treatment for localised prostate cancer. Read More>

Applications now open for Barry Collins Nursing Internship Award

> June 07
PCFA is offering Australian nurses the opportunity to further their
education and gain prostate cancer-specific skills through its Nursing Education Grants Scheme. Read more>

The Entertainment Book

>  March 23rd
PCFA have been named as a charity of choice by the publishers of
"The Entertainment Book". Twenty percent of the proceeds from each
book sold goes directly to PCFA. Read more>

Free Mens' Health Seminar in Belmont, VIC - 25 July

> July 3
PCFA invites you to a free seminar on the 25th of July entitled,
"Couples affected by prostate cancer – what we don’t talk about & what
we all want to know". Read More>

The HIS Report: Men's attitudes towards Health, Identity & Sex

> June 21
The HIS Report, produced by Eli Lilly, examines the attitudes of
Australian men aged 40-69 years in three interrelated areas: Health, Identity and Sex and is based on a survey of more than 1,500 men conducted in March. Read more>

New medicine offers hope in fight against advanced prostate cancer

> June 19
Cancer experts around Australia will this Wednesday (20 June)
join forces in welcoming a new type of cancer-fighting medicine
approved to combat the most serious and life threatening form of
prostate cancer. Read more>

Coonawarra Vignerons Association raises $10,000

> June 12
PCFA would like to express its gratitude to the members of the
the Coonawarra Vignerons Association, who raised a
fantastic $10,000 through their most recent charity auction. Read more>

Public invited to comment on new new drug listing for PBS

> June 06
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) is inviting comments from the public on new drug submissions considered for listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).  Read more>

Movember Young Investigator - Dr Jeff Holst

> June 04
When talking about his project Jeff describes prostate cancers as
“hungry, growing cells”. Last November, Jeff and his team made a
major discovery: how to cut off their food supply.  Read more>

Brian Mannix supporting PCFA on Dancing with the Stars

> May 22
If you've been watching Dancing With The Stars on Channel 7 recently, you'll have seen Australian 80s pop-icon Brian Mannix dancing his
heart out in support of PCFA.  Read more>

PCFA reinforces position on benefits of PSA Testing

> May 22
PCFA today  reinforced its position on the benefits of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing in response to the statement  issued by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on “Screening for prostate cancer".  Read more>

Golden Charity Entries for Sydney City 2 Surf now available

> May 18
Thinking of running the Sydney City2Surf? We have exclusive Golden Charity Entry for people who can reach fundraising targets of $1000
and more! Read more>

How does a moustache change the face of men's health?

> March 10
Movember started with a single conversation back in 2003. Now,
10 years down the track, that conversation has grown into millions of conversations taking place about men's health each Movember.
Watch Now>

The chat that can save your man's life

> April 30
PCFA CEO Dr Anthony Lowe talks with Body and Soul magazine about the role of partners in encouraging men to get tested. Read More>

PCFA announces new round of Movember Funded Research Grants

> April 20
PCFA today called for applications from prostate cancer researchers nationwide for research projects. Read More>

The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon

> April 17
Be part of Australia’s largest and most prestigious half marathon on Sunday, May 20 and raise funds for PCFA at the same time!
Read More>

PCFA 2012 Research Funding Round now open

> April 16
2012 marks the 5th anniversary of PCFA’s Research Program. Thanks
to Movember’s generous and long-term commitment, the program has evolved into a recognised and world-class program that supports
the very best Australian research into prostate cancer (PCa).
Read More>

Crust Gourmet Pizza

> April 13
Crust Gourmet Pizza, a long-time supporter and partner of PCFA, has
very generously donated over $40,000 to support men and their family members affected by prostate cancer. Read More>

Spotlight on Balls4Life

> April 11
For Founding Director Scott Matthews it all began in October 2008
when he took on the biggest challenge of his life. Read More>

Movember Foundation and beyondblue announce $6.25 million initiative

>  March 23rd
Today, the Movember Foundation announced the establishment of the Australian Survivorship Action Partnership (ASAP). It will be funded by Movember, with support from its men’s health partner, beyondblue.
Read more>

Hawthorn Hawks join forces with PCFA

> April 11
Team members of the Hawthorn Football club recently joined forces
with the Cancer Council Men’s Health and Cancers project at a
Pit Stop in Devonport. Read More>

2012 Centenary Expedition in Sydney

> April 4
On Wednesday April 4 the 2012 Centenary Expedition arrived in
Sydney after a 4,100 km trip from Perth that took 20 days to complete. Read More>

PCFA Partners and Carers Survey

>  April 2nd
Are you a partner or carer for a man living with prostate cancer? You
can help us better understand your needs by filling in this confidential, online survey. Read more>

Pirtek Fishing Challenge now just a few weeks away

>  March 26th
Since 2009 Pirtek has hosted Australia’s biggest national fishing competition and this year they’ve added more prizes to the grand total
of $130,000 in cash and prizes. Read more>

Movember Foundation and beyondblue announce $6.25 million initiative

>  March 23rd
Today, the Movember Foundation announced the establishment of the Australian Survivorship Action Partnership (ASAP). It will be funded by Movember, with support from its men’s health partner, beyondblue.
Read more>

The Entertainment Book

>  March 23rd
PCFA have been named as a charity of choice by the publishers of
"The Entertainment Book". Twenty percent of the proceeds from each
book sold goes directly to PCFA. Read more>

Blokes rally for health

>  March 22nd
A crowd of over 350 men packed into Cremin Hall Bairnsdale for the second annual East Gippsland Biggest Blokes Barbecue for PCFA.
Read more>

Prostate Cancer Attitudes Survey

>  March 19th
Prostate Cancer is one of the leading causes of death for men in
Australia, but how much does the community really know about it?
This survey for men is a confidential way in which you can help us understand what information we need to provide the community at large. Read more>

PCFA thanks NSW and ACT supporters at Kirribilli House

>  March 16th
PCFA was privileged to have use of the residence of the Prime
Minister for its annual PCFA NSW and ACT thank you event on March 14h. Read more>

March Edition of Prostate News now available

>  March 16th
The 49th edition of Prostate News is now available in an online
readable format. The PDF is also available for download and distribution. Read more>

People of PCFA - Margaret Bennett, Awareness & Education Manager

>  March 14th
PCFA is proud to have talented and experienced people from many different backgrounds on board - all of whom are passionate about our cause. Read more>

2012 Ord Minnett Sydney Harbour Swim Classic

>  March 6th
This may not be your year to swim in the Olympics but it is your chance to make a real difference by swimming for PCFA in the 2102 Ord Minnett Harbour Swim Classic on Sunday! Read more>

Pirtek Fishing Challenge - New TV Spot

>  March 6th
Our fabulous supporters at Pirtek are gearing up for this year's Pirtek Fishing Challenge on April 15th. Take a look at their new TV spot
featuring Michael Guest. Watch now>

PCFA National Chairman announces retirement

>  March 2nd
PCFA will farewell its National Chairman of six years, Graeme
Johnson on the 30th June following his announcement of retirement
from PCFA’s National Board. Read more>

Call for development of national guidelines on prostate cancer care

>  February 29th
PCFA welcomes new evidence of reduced prostate cancer deaths in
men screened for prostate cancer and calls for a full review of
evidence and development of guidelines for prostate cancer care in Australia. Read more>

Running the London Marathon for PCFA

>  February 29th
Ever thought of running the London Marathon? Neither had
Sydneysider Paul Harrop and his team until they decided to raise
funds for men with prostate cancer. Read more>

Perth - Whisky Live 2012 a resounding success!

>  February 29th
The first "Whisky Live" event in Perth was an incredible success - and looks set to be repeated in Sydney and Melbourne later this year.
PCFA would like to thank everyone who attended. View photos>

Cancer Research Leadership Forum whitepaper

>  February 28th
The CRLF was established in 2009 to foster collaboration between national community-supported cancer organisations that fund cancer researchers and their work in Australia. Read more>

High-Grade Prostate Cancer Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

>  February 28th
PARIS—Metabolic syndrome does not increase men's risk of prostate cancer (PCa) overall, but it does increase their risk of aggressive PCa, researchers reported at the 27th Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology. Read more>

Bairnsdale Biggest Ever Blokes BBQ

>  February 27th
Victorians! Here's your chance to attend the second annual Biggest
Ever Blokes BBQ in Bairnsdale this Friday! Read more>

PCFA Nurses Conference Grant 2012

>  February 17th
Here's a fantastic opportunity for registered nurses in Australia - PCFA
will be awarding 20 registered nurses the opportunity to advance their knowledge, aptitude and skills in the field of prostate cancer nursing
by providing assistance to attend the 13th National Prostate Cancer Conference. Apply now>

Remembering Bernie - Ride to Tenterfield

>  February 15th
There are as many ways of fighting prostate cancer as there are
people affected by the disease - meet Tracey, who organised a fundraising ride in honour of her Dad, Bernie.
Read more>

People of PCFA - Ian Henderson, Nursing Grant Recipient

>  February 14th
During 2011, PCFA supported a number of nurses such as Ian in
their ongoing professional development.
Read more>

Commonwealth Bank interns raise over $16,000

>  February 10th
CBA continues to be a proud supporter of PCFA and their summer
interns got behind the cause recently with a fundraising raffle.
Read more>

Star Power - can using celebrities to raise awareness sometimes send the wrong message?

>  February 9th
"Be tested and enjoy life.” Sam Newman could hardly have guessed
the impact of his words, uttered during a feature on his prostate
cancer diagnosis that aired on Channel 9’s 60 Minutes in March 2008. Read more>

We're Hiring! Jobs at PCFA

>  February 6th
Here at PCFA we're getting ready for a busy and exciting year and as a result, we're looking to expand our teams in both our our Sydney and
Perth Offices. We have two exciting roles on offer. Read more>

PCFA - Official Charity Partner of the 2012 PM's

>  February 1st
PCFA is proud to have been named as the Official Charity Partner of
this year's PM's XI cricket match against Sri Lanka. PCFA
representatives were onhand last night at The Lodge in Canberra to celebrate the event. Read more>

New Cancer Treatment, XGEVA now available on the PBS

>  February 1st
Australians living with advanced cancer whose disease has spread to
the bone now have access to the first bone targeted treatment
developed in 10 years. Read more>

People of PCFA - John Friedsam, Support Groups Manager

>  January 31st
PCFA is proud to have talented and experienced people from many different backgrounds on board - all of whom are passionate about
our cause. Read more>

Video: Brachytherapy found to be just as effective as surgery in low-risk cases

>  January 27th
A new study that included more than 50,000 men globally has found radiation seeds to be just as effective as surgery in low-risk cases of prostate cancer. Watch now>

PCFA - Official Charity Partner of the Prime Minister's XI

>  January 19th
PCFA is delighted to announce that we've now been named as the Official Charity Partner of this year's PM's XI cricket match against Sri Lanka on February 3rd. Read more>

Tania Zaetta on Celebrity Apprentice

>  January 18th
Tania Zaetta, PCFA Celebrity Ambassador and  host of Australia's hit
TV action show, 'Who Dares Wins' has been named Project Manager
for the girls team in the first Channel Nine Celebrity Apprentice
Australia challenge in 2012. Read more>

The Pirtek Fishing Challenge 2012 is now on!

>  January 18th
For the fourth year running Pirtek are hosting Australia’s biggest
national fishing competition and it's open to everyone in each State
and Territory across the country. Read more>

Video - Dissecting the link between nutrition and prostate cancer

>  January 12th, 2012
Dr Jeff Holst talks to members of the Sydney Adventist
Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group about nutrition and its effects
on prostate cancer. Watch now>

ABC 7:30 Report - Prostate Surgery under the Microscope

>  January 10th, 2012
Australian researchers are investigating whether surgical robots used in a quarter of prostate cancer operations deliver better results than when
the surgeon wields the scalpel. Watch now>

Bendigo's Biggest Ever Bloke's Lunch raises $50,000


>  January 9th, 2012 
The sold-out event saw more than 400 men enjoy an afternoon of fun
with a serious message under a large marquee in Bendigo on Friday November 25. Read more>

Video - Wayne Swan on the importance of getting tested


>  January 9th, 2012
Prostate cancer survivor and Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan joins Dr Anthony Lowe, PCFA CEO and Terry Malone to promote the
importance of getting tested. Watch now>

Wayne Swan - Simple Test to Save a Bloke's Life

>  January 3rd, 2012
"Nearly 23 years ago, my father Morrie Swan passed away from
Prostate Cancer at the age of 67. It was a terribly sad time – especially because he suffered a lot of pain". Read more>

 

Ladies serve it up for PCFA

>  December 19th, 2011

The ladies of the East Malvern Tennis Club in Victoria have raised
$14,000 for PCFA in 2011… the old fashioned way!

 Read more>

That's not a New Year's resolution... THIS is a New Year's resolution...

>  December 9th, 2011
PCFA is urging Australian men to focus on their prostate health in
2012 as they consider their resolutions for the new year.  Read more>

Prostate Cancer isn't just an older man's disease.  Meet Ben...

>  December 2nd, 2011
"Like so many Aussie blokes I had heard the words prostate and
cancer mentioned together before, but never really knew what use my prostate served or how cancer could affect it."  Read more>

Hire a Hubby raises over $10,000 for PCFA

>  December 1st, 2011
PCFA staff were delighted to welcome Hire a Hubby CEO Brendan
Green to our office this afternoon for the presentation of a cheque
totalling almost $11,000.  Read more>

December edition of Prostate News now available

>  December 1st, 2011
The 48th edition of Prostate News is now available for download and distribution.  Read more>

Celebrate the end of Movember- it's Party Time!

>  November 23rd, 2011
The countdown has started to the end of Movember and now's the time
to celebrate with your fellow Mo Bros and Mo Sistas at one of
Movember's fantastic Gala Partés!  Get your tickets now!

PCFA 2010-2011 Annual Report now available

>  November 22nd, 2011 
Our Annual Report for 2010-2011 is now available for download and distribution. Download now>

Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch returns to Bendigo this Friday!

>  November 21st, 2011 
After last year’s inaugural success, the Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch
returns to Bendigo this coming Friday after raising over $50,000
last year. Read more>

Movember - Get Involved

>  November 18th, 2011 
Moustache Season is well and truly underway but it's definitely not too
late to register and get involved!  Read more>

Prostate Dragons Make Waves at Darling Harbour

>  November 16th, 2011 
A group of prostate cancer survivors recently took part in a dragon boat regatta at Darling Harbour. Read more>

WA Prostate Cancer Awareness Conference

>  November 15th, 2011 
The WA Chapter of PCFA is proud to present a prostate cancer
awareness conference this weekend at the State Library, Perth
Cultural Centre. All are welcome. Register now>

Menz Giant Fruchocs Prostate Cancer Campaign

>  November 14th, 2011 
Menz, the makers of South Australia's iconic chocolate favourite, Fruchocs, are firmly behind PCFA with their new campaign and advert - watch it now on youtube! Watch now>

The Long Ride reaches Canberra

>  November 10th, 2011 
Hundreds of bikers from across the country will converge on Canberra
this Friday for the national initiative, The Long Ride 2011. Read more>

Qantas supports Movember and PCFA

>  November 8th, 2011 
Qantas today announced its support for Movember as an extension of
its partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The Qantas Boeing 737-800, Prostate Cancer Foundation aircraft has been painted with its very own moustache. Read more>

Mates 500 Relay raises over $28,000

>  November 4rd, 2011 
PCFA are thrilled to acknowledge the Mates 500 Relay for raising over $28,000. The relay event aimed to promote health awareness for
regional men and was the brainchild of Paul Omodei.
Read more>

Dr Anthony Lowe appears on ABC News

>  November 3rd, 2011 
PCFA CEO Dr Anthony Lowe comments on the latest Australian
research findings funded by Movember and PCFA. 
Watch now>

Dr Jeff Holst appears on ABC News Breakfast

>  November 3rd, 2011 
Dr Jeff Holst discusses the potential breakthrough in prostate cancer treatment on ABC News Breakfast. 
Watch now>

Starving Prostate Cancer

>  November 2nd, 2011 
Researchers at the Centenary Institute in Sydney have discovered a potential future treatment for prostate cancer - through starving the
tumour cells of an essential nutrient they need to grow rapidly. 
Read more>

Moustache Season now open!

>  November 1st, 2011 
Movember has begun and the event that started back in Melbourne in
2003 is now a wildly successful international event.Visit Movember Australia's website to learn more.  Read more>

Bunnings Warehouse raises over $60,000 for PCFA

>  October 28th, 2011 
From late August until Fathers Day this year, Bunnings Warehouse staff ran a fantastic series of fundraisers for PCFA. Read more>

Biggest ever Blokes Lunch raises a record $134,000 for PCFA

>  October 26th, 2011 
September’s Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch lived up to its title, raising a
record $134,000 for prostate cancer research, support and awareness. Read more>

Register now for Movember!


>  October 24th, 2011 
Movember starts in just over a week and the Movember team has
made it even easier for you to register this year - you can now sign up
by using your Facebook account with just a few clicks. Read more>

A Hard Ride - one week to go


>  October 21st, 2011 
A Hard Ride is both a reason to dust off the bike for a group ride and to help raise awareness and support for PCFA. The ride and preceding events are all about the enjoyment of being around like-minded bike enthusiasts and raising money for PCFA. Read more>

National Health and Medical Research Council backs

Movember Young Investigators

>  October 18th, 2011 
Yesterday was an important day in an Australian scientist’s life. It was
the day when government funding, towards projects submitted in the
2011 funding round were announced. Read more>

You have to gamble on your health

>  October 13th, 2011 
H. Gilbert Welch, a professor of medicine at the Dartmouth Institute
for Health Policy and Clinical Practice has contributed a piece to the
New York Times about the PSA Testing debate. Read more>

Why block a cancer test that saves lives?

>  October 13th, 2011 
Michael Milken, Chairman of the United States' Prostate Cancer
Foundation has contributed an opinion piece to the Washington Post in favour of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. Read more>

U.S. Panel releases Draft Recommendation against PSA Testing

>  October 12th, 2011 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently
released a draft recommendation statement that advises against PSA
based testing for prostate cancer. Read more>

 

Participants sought for new Clinical Trial


>  October 11th, 2011 
Are you interested in joining a trial for prostate cancer treatment? The question still remains - is it better to start Androgen Deprivation
Treatment earlier or later. Read more>

Additional prostate cancer medicines considered for the PBS


>  October 5th, 2011 
Three new treatments for prostate cancer will be considered for  reimbursement on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in November. Read more>

Important new cancer medicines to be listed on the PBS


>  October 4th, 2011 
The Federal Government has recently announced changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) which will provide subsidised access to several drugs designed to treat cancer patients. Read more>

QANTAS BBQ sizzles in September


>  September 29th, 2011 
Despite an early morning bout of torrential rain and winds that
 threatened to send the BBQ marquee sailing down the eastern
 runway, QANTAS staff held their own Big Aussie Barbie today in two locations at Sydney's Kingsford-Smith Airport. Read more>

Tony Bilson beat prostate cancer. Sadly, his cousin didn't...


>  September 29th, 2011 
Chef Tony Bilson is famous for his restaurants and his pursuit of gastronomical excellence. But the man affectionately called 'the
 Godfather of Australian Cuisine'  wishes more people knew how a
 very simple test saved his life. Read more>

PCFA calls for national protocols on prostate cancer testing


>  September 28th, 2011 
PCFA has commended Professor Bruce Armstrong on his recommendations for establishing national protocols for prostate
 cancer testing to help regulate the guidance given to men about
testing and treatment. Read more>

Cancer Expert calls for National Prostate Testing


>  September 26th, 2011 
In an address to the Public Health Association of Australia, Professor Bruce Armstrong has called for an expert body to be established to
make decisions on how a national program of prostate cancer
screening should be regulated. Read more>

MPs fire up Parliament House for the Big Aussie Barbie!


>  September 22nd, 2011 
Parliamentarians took time out from their duties today to put on
blue aprons and do their part to raise funds for PCFA at Parliament
House in Canberra. Read more>

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2011


>  September 19th, 2011 
A huge "thanks" to all our runners, supporters and of course to the organisers for making the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival such
a success yesterday!
Read more>

Battle of the Barbies in Perth


>  September 16th, 2011 
The event, co-hosted by PCFA and the Commonwealth Bank, saw
Perth’s local businesses, media personalities and residents join
forces to see who could cook the better barbie.
Read more>

Blue Number Plates set to raise funds for PCFA


>  September 14th, 2011 
NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay announces that the blue number
plate partnership which contributes to helping men and their families affected by prostate cancer had been extended until June 30th, 2012.
Read more>

Melbourne Lord Mayor launches Big Aussie Barbie Campaign


>  September 8th, 2011 
Melbourne's Lord Mayor, Robert Doyle was on hand today to help
PCFA launch its Big Aussie Barbie campaign in Federation Square.
Read more>

Hire A Hubby Partnership launch in Darwin


>  September 8th, 2011 
Hire a Hubby launched their official partnership in August with PCFA in Darwin at the Hire a Hubby Annual conference. PCFA CEO Dr Anthony Lowe was attended to commend their efforts. Read more>

Big Aussie Barbie campaign launches in Brisbane


>  September 6th, 2011 
PCFA's Brisbane Team gathered in Queens Park today for the
 successful September launch of The Big Aussie Barbie campaign.
Read more>

September edition of Prostate News now available


>  September 7th, 2011 
The 47th edition of PCFA's quarterly newsletter is now available. This edition features a fresh, new design and articles on all our latest fundraising activities and events.  Read more>

Commonwealth Bank Team breaks World Record!


>  September 2nd, 2011 
After a gruelling twenty-six and a half hours' effort, a dedicated team of
six Commonwealth Bank volunteers have set a new Guinness  World Record for the longest period of uninterrupted barbecuing.  Read more>

PCFA nets $80,000 from Pirtek Fishing Challenge


>  September 6th, 2011 
On August 26, 2011, at the NRL game between Pirtek Parramatta Eels and Sydney Roosters, Pirtek Fluid Systems Group General Manager Stephen Dutton presented an $80,000 cheque to Dr Anthony Lowe,
PCFA CEO.  Read more>

PCFA supports Dragon Boating at Darling Harbour


>  September 1st, 2011 
PCFA is pleased to announce that this year we'll be proudly
supporting The Prostate Dragons as they raise awareness during a fantastic day out at Darling Harbour. Find out how you can take part.
 Read more>

First mangoes sell for $30,000 in Sydney at Charity Auction


>  August 31st, 2011 
The first tray of mangoes of the season has fetched a sweet $30,000
at Sydney Markets today with funds raised supporting PCFA.
Read more>

City2Surf a Great Run for Prostate Cancer


>  August 22nd, 2011 
This year a record 85,000 entered the race, cementing the City2Surf’s place as the world’s largest run. Even the rain couldn’t keep people away. Read more>

Sydney set to Sizzle in Guinness World Record Attempt !


>  August 31st, 2011 
Celebrity chef and BBQ extraordinaire, Ben O’Donoghue, is set to kick
off Australia’s Guinness World Record attempt for the World’s Longest BBQ Marathon to officially launch International Prostate Cancer
Awareness Month this September!  Read more>

Online Auction - win a signed Parramatta Eels Jersey


>  August 29th, 2011 
The Parramatta Eels and Pirtek have teamed up with PCFA to auction
off special edition Prostate Cancer Foundation jerseys signed by the
Eels themselves! The Signed Jersey Auction is on now until 5:00pm,
Monday September 5th.  Read more>

Biggest Blokes' Lunch at Shepparton, Victoria


>  August 26nd, 2011 
This Friday, September 2, don't miss Shepparton's Biggest Ever
 Blokes' Lunch fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.  Read more>

PCFA welcomes QANTAS sponsorship


>  July 28th, 2011 
PCFA is delighted with  the decision by Qantas to emblazon the PCFA
logo on one of its 737-800 series planes to help raise awareness of prostate cancer.  Read more>

Commonwealth Bank presents Opera Classics for Charity


>  July 27th, 2011 
For 34 years the Commonwealth Bank has been a partner of Opera Australia.  On Sunday 17th July, Commonwealth Bank presented
Opera Classics for Charity.  Read more>

Country Women's Association supports prostate cancer


>  July 27th, 2011 
In May, PCFA received this year's largest injection of funds from a community group after receiving a $35,000 donation from the Country Women’s Association.  Read more>

A Hard Ride - Sunday 30th October 2011


>  July 20th, 2011 
A Hard Ride is both a reason to dust off the bike for a group ride and to help raise awareness and support for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The ride and events that will proceed the ride are all about
 the enjoyment of being around like-minded bike enthusiasts and
 raising money for PCFA.  Read more>

PCFA Director Dr David Malouf appears on the 6:30 with George Negus  story, "Blokes
Band Together"


>  July 7th, 2011
Watch the 6:30 with George Negus story, "Blokes Band Together -
Sporting stars strip off their stripes for a very important message
about prostate cancer".   Watch now>

Pilot Program set to deliver better Prostate Cancer Support to the Gay Community


>  July 19th, 2011
Australian gay and bisexual men living with prostate cancer will soon benefit from the development of a pilot support program – funded by
PCFA – that will deliver improved support and educational resources
to the gay community.   Read more>

2 Blokes, 38 days, 4,500 Kms


>  July 4th, 2011
Between 30 July 2011 and 5 September 2011, Chris Jones and John Shorter will cycle from the bottom to top of mainland Australia to raise awareness and funding for Prostate Cancer charities in both Australia and the UK.  Read more>

Barry Collins Nursing Internship Grant


>  July 1st, 2011
Nurses caring for men with prostate cancer work within a variety of healthcare settings in both Metropolitan and Regional Australia.  Read more>

Maitland Rugby raises $8,044 for the fight against prostate cancer


>  June 28th, 2011
Maitland Rugby Club held its annual 'Ladies Day' on 18th June hosting the University of Newcastle in our round 10 fixture at Marcellin Park, Glenarvon Rd, Lorn as a fundraiser for prostate cancer. Read more>

$10,000 donation from Harley Davidson


>  June 20th, 2011
This week, Harley-Davidson Australia along with its newly announced ambassador, Pirtek Parramatta Eels Captain Nathan Hindmarsh, presented the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia with a $10,000 donation Read more>


 

Macquarie Bank Trivia Night Fundraiser

>  June 10th, 2011
A chilly night in town turned into a hotspot of trivia and action at the Macquarie Bank Trivia night. Read more>

PCFA CEO Dr Anthony Lowe on ABC radio's Nightlife with Tony Delroy


> June 6th, 2011
Dr Anthony Lowe, PCFA Chief Executive Officer and Dr
Stephen Ruthven, President, Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand discuss prostate cancer and the PSA test. Listen now >

PCFA launches new Support Pack


>  June 10th 2011
In an Australian first, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) has launched a localised prostate cancer patient pack today to meet the needs of men who are looking for additional guidance following a prostate cancer diagnosis. Read more>

Sun Herald City2Surf 2011


May 20th 2011
The Sun-Herald City2Surf is the largest fundraising event in Australia and this year the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia wants to give you
a head start. Read more>

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