The mission of PCRC is to develop new therapy for men with advanced Prostate Cancer. The immediate goal is to increase survival and our vision is a cure for the disease.
Advanced prostate cancer is disease that has spread outside the prostate. Nearly all of the men who die of prostate cancer have advanced disease that has spread to other sites in the body. Advanced Prostate Cancer is treated by hormone therapy, developed in the 1940s. Because hormone therapy is still the primary and most effective treatment for the disease, there has been relatively little improvement in survival for over 70 years. That is why the Prostate Cancer Research Centre is focussed on developing new and more effective treatment to increase survival.
Progress in treatment can only come through research. We support world class scientists to identify new opportunities to attack prostate cancer and develop novel therapy to increase survival.
We have three programmes of research: Spread of Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Stem Cells & Immunotherapy
Meet the men and women whose research is supported by PCRCRead more
Our immunotherapy group is developing therapy to help the immune cells expose the enemies and kill the cancer cellsRead more
This research is identifying the prostate cancer stem cells so that we can target and kill them.Read more
This research is identifying the genetic changes that allow prostate cancer to spread so that therapy can be developed to prevent and kill the cancer cells that have spread.Read more