Getting more information

The following lists sources of useful further information about prostate cancer. The ‘Other support‘ page also provides useful information on support services.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

The PCFA is the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. It promotes and funds research into prostate cancer, implements awareness and advocacy campaigns and education programs for the Australian community, health professionals and Government, and supports men and their families affected by prostate cancer through evidence-based information and resources, support groups and Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses.

From the PCFA’s website, you can read and download has helpful publications on prostate cancer and its treatment, including information packs and guides for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer HERE.

Cancer Council of Australia

The Cancer Council has a number of facts sheets about prostate cancer. In addition, the Cancer Council has produced an informative booklet on Understanding Prostate Cancer.

US Prostate Cancer Foundation

The US Prostate Cancer Foundation has published an updated Patient Guide on prostate cancer.   The Foundation states that the Guide is for any man who has been newly diagnosed, who is in treatment, or is concerned about a rising PSA. The Foundations states that ‘it’s for any loved one or caregiver who wants to cut through the information noise and get directly to need-to-know information for prostate cancer patient navigation. This guide is also for any family member who might want to understand how their shared genes affect their own short- and long-term risks factors—and whether they should be screened as well.’

Download a copy of the Guide

Free online course on radiation oncology for cancer patients, their families and other health professionals

This course on radiation treatment for cancer is run by Trinity College Dublin and is designed for non-radiation oncology professionals:  An Introduction to Radiation Oncology: From Diagnosis to Survivorship.

The role of exercise in prostate cancer prevention and treatment

Exercise has great potential as a medicine for cancer. Tailored exercise programs can reduce treatment side effects, fatigue and anxiety in cancer patients. Watch this video and learn more about the outcomes of research being co-sponsored by the PCFA in this area and the benefits to those affected by prostate cancer.

NAVIGATE prostate cancer trial

The Peter Mac Cancer Centre is running this trial, in conjunction with the Swinburne University of Technology.

Men with low-risk prostate cancer, and their partners are needed to take part in the study, which is assessing Navigate, a new online tool designed to help men navigate their treatment.

For more information on the trial, please contact Project Manager Natalie Richards on 03 8559 7453 or email

Pathfinder prostate cancer research register

Pathfinder is a  unique prostate cancer research register that enables prostate cancer survivors to participate in research for a brighter future with their loved ones. It is a joint initiative of Griffith University and the PCFA. Find out more.

Group’s library

The Group has a library with a wide range of materials, from books to videos.  The library is available to peruse at our monthly meetings. Those who are interested in borrowing items from the library or finding out more about our collection can also email our librarian at: