2023 is the 15th year the Pirtek Fishing Challenge has supported leading medical research organisations; the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and The Peter Duncan Neurosciences Research Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital.
In Australia, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. In 2022, there were more than 24,200 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in Australia*, accounting for more than a quarter of all types of cancer diagnosed in men. Tragically, this resulted in more than 3500 deaths, or 13% of all cancer deaths in Australian men.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is a broad based 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.