In partnership with Movember, DGR is proud to see funds raised from the 2016 event be allocated to important prostate cancer research programs as well as men's mental health and suicide prevention programs. The funds are allocated to certain regions and countries.
Prostate cancer research through PCFA
Young Investigator Grants aim to encourage young investigators to undertake research into prostate cancer. New Concept Grants are aimed at funding cutting edge, innovative ideas brought forward by prostate cancer researchers. Clinical Trial Awards will support clinical trials initiated in Australia that have the capacity to transform the clinical management of men with prostate cancer within the course of the trial and/or immediately post completion of the trial.
The TrueNTH program provides services to men and their family to help improve the physical and mental side effects of prostate cancer treatment
Led by the AFL Players Association, Game Changer is an education and wellbeing technology platform, which aims to decrease mental illness in Australian boys and men by enhancing wellbeing and resilience; social connection and respectful relationships; pro-social behaviour and civic engagement; and mental health literacy and help-seeking behaviour.
Out there making a difference
"Out there, making a difference” is led by Australasian Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health and aims to bring about a cultural shift in understanding and addressing the needs of men and boys in rural and remote Australia with regard to their mental health.
Promoting mental health through sport
This project, led by the University of Wollongong, aims to use sport as a coordinated national vehicle to promote mental health and reduce the risk of mental health problems.
Prostate cancer research through Prostate Cancer Canada
Funding will be continue to be allocated towards a prostate cancer research project led by Dr Christopher Ong in Canada. This proposal will take a very promising new therapeutic discovery through pre-clinical validation, manufacturing and first-in-man studies to treat advanced metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer.
Social Innovators Challenge, Canada
Led by the Movember Foundation, the Social Innovators Challenge is funding outside the box concepts that could lead to game changing products or services and increase levels of social connections and feelings of belongingness for men. People who are satisfied with their relationships and social connections are more likely to experience good mental health and wellbeing in general.
A reduction in the quality of social connections can significantly impact on the health of men leading to social isolation and loneliness which have been identified as risk factors for suicide, depression and anxiety.
Prostate cancer research through Movember New Zealand
Funding will be allocated towards the New Zealand Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry led by Dr Stephen Mark from the Centre for Health Outcome Measures NZ
This project will collect and analyse clinical and patient reported information by men treated for prostate cancer in New Zealand to help improve the quality of life of men treated for prostate cancer in New Zealand
New Zealand mental health initiative
Led by Movember New Zealand, funds will be allocated to a new mental health initiative that aims to better understand and implement what works to enable more boys and men in New Zealand to –
- Stay mentally well and cope with the stress of everyday life
- Establish and maintain healthy relationships
- Talk about the tough stuff in life
- Know how to take action when times are tough
NETHERLANDS, SPAIN, ITALY, GERMANY, IRELAND
Funds raised in these countries will be allocated towards local researchers participating in the Movember Foundation led prostate cancer research project aiming to compare and reduce variation in treatment. The project will involve researchers across 12 countries that will compare treatment practices across those countries to understand which practices provides the best quality of life outcomes for men.
FRANCE, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND
Funds raised in these countries will be allocated towards local researchers participating in the Movember Foundation led prostate cancer research to improve outcomes in men with advanced prostate cancer. The project will involve researchers across 8 countries who will establish a population-based, registry of 5,000 men with advanced prostate cancer. This will enable us to better understand the range of advanced prostate cancer treatments currently being used around the world, and to identify which treatment, or combination of treatments, have the best outcomes for men.
UNITED KINGDOM & REST OF EUROPE
Prostate cancer research through PC UK
Funds raised in the UK will be allocated to a prostate cancer stratified medicine project currently being established by Prostate Cancer UK. This project aims to improve treatments for men with prostate cancer by moving us away from the current selection of treatments on a one-size-fits-all basis to an approach that is based on stratifying men to different treatments depending on the driving characteristics of their particular cancer. Through funding research in this area we therefore aim to accelerate the progression of as many personalised medicine approaches into clinical trials (and thus into clinical practice) as fast as possible.
Movember Social Innovators Challenge UK
A reduction in the quality of social connections can significantly impact on the health of men leading to social isolation and loneliness which have been identified as risk factors for suicide, depression and anxiety. Many men do not have good social connections.
Led by Movember, the Social Innovators Challenge will fund UK projects that are innovative, outside the box concepts that could lead to game changing products or services and increase levels of social connections and feelings of belongingness for men.
Prostate cancer research through PCF
The Challenge Award program supports transformational prostate cancer research that will accelerate progress towards the reduction of death and suffering due to recurrent or advanced prostate cancer.
The TrueNTH program provides services to men and their family to help improve the physical and mental side effects of prostate cancer treatment.
The Making Connections program focusses on specific communities across the U.S where projects will be funded to develop and implement actionable, community-level prevention plans to improve mental health.