The Work We Fund

Funded projects
Men's Health Partners
"We work closely with our global men's health partners to ensure collaboration, transparency and accountability for every project we fund. We monitor this through report cards which detail what we seek to achieve, key measures and the impact." - Owen Sharp, CEO
Prostate Cancer
"Together with the brightest minds in research, we aim to achieve significant breakthroughs in the hope of beating prostate cancer. Our disruptive funding approach identifies revolutionary ways to accelerate health outcomes by creating strong, global collaborative teams." Dr. Colleen Nelson, Global Scientific Chair.
Men's Health
"One Mo can help change the face of men’s health through the powerful conversations created globally during Movember. Men have the chance to confidently discuss men’s health with people around them, resulting in men taking action early, helping change and save lives." Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs
Mental health and suicide prevention
“We’re alarmed by the increasing number of men who take their own lives around the world. We are working to ensure all men and boys look after their mental health and are comfortable to reach out to others for support when they’re struggling.” 
Craig Martin, Global Director - Mental Health & Suicide Prevention programs
Testicular Cancer
“Despite being the 2nd most common cancer in young men, testicular cancer is often a forgotten cancer due to early detection and treatment. Our projects look at underinvested areas such as improving access to healthcare services and treatment options for relapse” Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs.

Young Investigator Awards, New Concept and Equipment Grants 2012

Movember Funding to Date

AUD 4,044,192

What we seek to achieve

To make discoveries which will improve the length and quality of life of men with prostate cancer, especially prostate cancer which cannot be cured by surgery or radiation therapy.

Implemented by
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Project start date
July 2012
Project Status
Project Completed

About the project

Each year, this research program selects the best prostate cancer research in both the Young Investigator and New Concepts categories, through an expert peer review process overseen by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia's Research Advisory Committee. The program awards funding in the following priority areas:
1. Discover the genetic and cellular factors which initiate and/or perpetuate prostate cancer
2. Discover new specific tests to detect prostate cancer
3. Discover, develop and clinically validate new biomarkers to monitor treatment
4. Discover, new targeted treatment for locally-invasive or metastatic prostate cancer
5. Provide immediate improvements in the quality of life of patients with prostate cancer
Research Progress is monitored via annual reports submitted by each grantee. These reports provide details of peer reviewed scientific publications, national and international conference presentations of the achievements, academic promotions and other awards. Funding of more young scientists and senior investigators from other disciplines ensures that research into prostate cancer remains on the priority agenda nationally. Innovation brought into the filed by the funded New Concept Grantees allows for the development of new directions in prostate cancer research.

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