Volunteer Awards 2019 – A win for NAVIGATE

Awardee Alan White, with Professor Penny Schofield (L) and Natalie Richards (R)

Victorian Public Health Volunteer Awards An exciting event happened last Friday afternoon at the MCG. I was sitting in the Members’ Dining Room with 250 other volunteers and their families. It was wet and windy outside as the Victorian Minister for Health, Jenny Mikakos, presented the 2019 Local Health Volunteer Awards. Outstanding Achievement by a Volunteer: Improving Public Healthcare The […]

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Improved Patient Experience for Men with Prostate Cancer

The Patient Experience It’s great to notice improvements in healthcare and medicine – new techniques, new equipment, new medications, in particular for prostate cancer.  It’s especially wonderful to see changes that focus on the patient and the “patient experience”. Talk about “your healthcare team” has been around for quite a while.  Unfortunately, often it has only been talk for many […]

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AMHF 2018 National Men’s Health Gathering

2018 National Men’s Health Gathering Navigate Decision Aid Presentation I felt privileged to present on behalf of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre at the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) 2018 National Men’s Health Gathering in Parramatta earlier this week. The presentation was about the clinical trial currently running for the Navigate Decision Aid for men diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer.  […]

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More money for prostate cancer research

Funding boost from Federal Government Last Thursday, I was invited by Movember to attend a joint announcement of increased funding by the Australian Federal Government and Movember Foundation. $12m for research Funding of $12m has been committed to fund a new prostate cancer research alliance over the next four years. Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, and Movember’s Executive Director of Programs, […]

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Navigate Trial – Looking for men with low-risk prostate cancer

Recently diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer? A trial is underway through Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne and this trial needs men like you. ‘Navigate’ is an online decision aid resource for men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer and their partners.  It is also the name of the research project which is guiding the development and testing of the Navigate […]

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Successful prostate cancer event held in Hampton

Successful Information Event Despite the bleak weather last Wednesday night, a good crowd turned out to hear four keynote speakers discuss Prostate Cancer and You. As part of International Men’s Health Week, Bayside-Kingston Prostate Cancer Support Group organised this special information evening at the Hampton Senior Citizens’ Centre. Generous sponsorship was provided by the Lions Club (Sandringham), Bendigo Community Bank […]

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