Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is a community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. It is dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community. The foundation achieves this aim by promoting and funding world leading, innovative research into prostate cancer; implementing awareness and advocacy campaigns and education programs for the Australian community, health professionals and government; and supporting men and their families affected by prostate cancer. It offers support through evidence-based information and resources, support groups, counselling and prostate cancer specialist nurses, who help to coordinate patient care. The foundation also runs a telenursing service, which connects patients, family members and health professionals to prostate cancer nurses, and a telephone-based peer support service for men affected by prostate cancer called MatesCONNECT.