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$7 million allocated for prostate cancer nurses.


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Jim Marshall (not a doctor) said ...

Just got this note from Anthony Lowe, CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).


In short, PCFA and Movember have convinced the Federal Government to allocate $7 million for prostate cancer nurses.

Details of where they go are to be worked out.


... end Jim



Dear NSCG Member, Chapter Councillors and Support Group Leaders,


This morning the Federal Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek announced that the Government has allocated $ 7 million of funding to Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses.  PCFA was represented at the announcement by National Chairman, David Sandoe OAM and Director of Health & Education programs, Julie Sykes along with  Movember’s COO, Jason Hincks.


This is indeed tremendous news for the Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing Program and most importantly men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. The announcement follows extensive engagement by PCFA with the Federal and State Governments over the past 12 months.


It is also a tribute to the vision of The Movember Foundation towards changing the face of men’s health and their pioneering contribution to underpin the pilot program delivered by PCFA. 


We are hopeful that this funding will see the recruitment of more nurses to help meet the needs of prostate cancer patients.


Attached is a copy of the media release distributed today, which can also be located on the PCFA website.  Details of how the funds will be allocated and where nurses will be located are yet to be determined but we will keep you informed as information comes to hand. 


Should you have any questions, please contact David Sandoe.



Best wishes




Chief Executive Officer

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