In Australia each year over 6,000 men and women die of prostate or breast cancer. They are the two most common invasive cancers, and fortunately the most survivable.
The Prostate & Breast Cancer Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people with cancer.
Our programs include:
- CanCare Patient Navigation – CanCare’s Navigators ‘walk beside’ a person diagnosed with any type of cancer, helping them get the support they need, at the time they need it most;
- Research at St George Clinical School – investigation of chemo and radioresistance, biomarkers and targeted treatments
Mission: To improve the quality of life for cancer patients with priority to those:
- Socially or geographically isolated;
- Economically disadvantaged & unable to afford care; and
- Culturally or linguistically diverse groups
Compassion: Building empathy and understanding for those most in need, and in recognition of social and economic inequities.
Wholistic: Delivering measured, transparent patient-centred outcomes; supporting personal growth and empowerment.
Transparent: Working with integrity, accountability and evidence-based practice.
WHO (World Health Organisation) define health as
“A state of physical, emotional and psychological well-being”