Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers (especially for men over the age of 50). Around 20,000 new cases are diagnosed in Australia each year.

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is a condition where prostate cells reproduce far more rapidly than normal, causing 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 are aiming to identify better treatment options that are tailored to an individual’s cancer.

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