Australia leading the charge in prostate cancer treatment

Author: Movember
Today we’re launching the world’s largest national prostate cancer registry to capture trends and understand variations in treatment in Australia. It’s a game changer.

The registry will combine clinical data with patient feedback to give doctors comprehensive insight into men’s quality of life after they are diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer.
 


Why is this such big news?

There are more than 120,000 Australian men living with prostate cancer right now. Even as survival rates improve, serious side effects continue to threaten the quality of life of men who’ve been through treatment. By collecting this information on such a large scale, we’re equipping doctors with the information they need to minimise risk and redefine what successful treatment looks like.

“All men, no matter where they’re from – a regional town or a major capital city – will have the best possible chance of surviving and thriving after a prostate cancer diagnosis.” – Prof. Mark Frydenberg, President of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand.

This project is one of the hundreds of initiatives made possible by donations to the Movember Foundation. Together we’re helping men live happier, healthier and longer lives.