Early origins of prostate cancer

Lead researcher

Professor Gail Risbridger, Dr Stephen McPherson

Monash Institute of Medical Research

Years funded

This project explores whether changes in hormone levels immediately after birth increases the risk of a man developing prostate cancer as he gets older.  If this can be shown, it will dramatically increase our understanding of what might cause prostate cancer and potentially lead to new diagnostic tests or new treatment procedures.


Funding Body

Carmel Walsh Research Fellowship (2006), Cancer Council Research Grant

Award / Duration

Research Grant: 2006-2008


$70,000 in 2006, $67,000 in 2007, $66,000 in 2008