Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men after non-melanoma skin cancers, and will affect one in eight Tasmanian men. Prostate cancer develops in the prostate, a gland found in the male reproductive system and is more common in men over the age of 60. Prostate cancer is second only to lung cancer as a leading cause of cancer death in Australian men, with mortality approaching 3000 deaths annually in Australia. Menzies researchers are currently investigating genetic markers linked to the risk of prostate cancer, with a view to discovering improved diagnosis, prevention and treatments in the future.
This disease is being researched in the following projects: