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PROSTATE CANCER

Prostate cancer is a condition in which some of the cells of the prostate reproduce far more rapidly than normal, causing swelling or a tumour.

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is a condition where prostate cells reproduce far more rapidly than normal, causing swelling or a tumour. If left untreated, these prostate cancer cells can invade other parts of the body (metastasis).
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Key Statistics

16,665

16,665

New cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in 2017

95%

95%

Chance of surviving at least five years

1 in 5

1 in 5

Men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 85

120,000

120,000

Men are currently living with prostate cancer

Prostate cancer research at Garvan

Garvan’s prostate cancer research is diverse, focusing on translating basic scientific discoveries into the clinic. Our scientists, led by Professor Vanessa Hayes, Head of Garvan’s Human Comparative and Prostate Cancer Genomics Laboratory, are aiming to identify better treatment options tailored to an individual cancer. Men with advanced prostate cancer are treated with the chemotherapy drug docataxel. Unfortunately up to 50% of men do not respond to this treatment.

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