The Work We Fund

Funded projects
Men's Health Partners
We work closely with our global men's health partners to ensure collaboration, transparency and accountability for every project we fund. We monitor this through report cards which detail what we seek to achieve, key measures and the impact.
Prostate Cancer
"Together with the brightest minds in research, we aim to achieve significant breakthroughs in the hope of beating prostate cancer. Our disruptive funding approach identifies revolutionary ways to accelerate health outcomes by creating strong, global collaborative teams." Dr. Colleen Nelson, Global Scientific Chair.
Men's Health
"One Mo can help change the face of men’s health through the powerful conversations created globally during Movember. Men have the chance to confidently discuss men’s health with people around them, resulting in men taking action early, helping change and save lives." Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs
Mental health and suicide prevention
“The number of men taking their own lives around the world is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Movember is working to ensure all men and boys look after their mental health and are comfortable to seek help when they’re struggling.”
Brendan Maher, Global Director, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
Testicular Cancer
“Despite being the 2nd most common cancer in young men, testicular cancer is often a forgotten cancer due to early detection and treatment. Our projects look at underinvested areas such as improving access to healthcare services and treatment options for relapse” Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs.

GAP5 Testicular Cancer Translational Research Project

Movember Funding to Date

Global Fund of AUD 1,200,000

What we seek to achieve

The aim of the project is to better understand the biology of relapse in testicular cancer. Research undertaken in this project will help build knowledge around why some men with early stage disease relapse after treatment and others don't.

Implemented by
The Movember Foundation
Project start date
September 2015
Project Status
In Progress

About the project

As part of the GAP program, this project brings together a global team to collaborate, share knowledge, design and implement a project which will improve the understanding of why some men relapse in testicular cancer.  Understanding why the current treatments are so effective for a large proportion of men treated for testicular cancer and not for others, has the potential to identify better treatment targets or develop better treatment regimens for those men that fail first line therapy.  

The project also aims to unearth the mechanisms of relapse, which until now have been relatively poorly understood.  After an extensive expression of interest process, a team of 7 collaborators from Australia, The Netherlands, Denmark, Canada and the UK have been collaborating to design a project which capitalizes on the strengths of individual research centres and the joint expertise of this team of world class researchers.

This project has been governed by the Movember Testicular Cancer Research Advisory Committee - a global team of highly regarded experts in the field that have guided and shaped the scope of the project.

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