Epworth cared for more than 2,600 Victorian men diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2021.

We are proud to play an important role in supporting Victorian families. Our specialists treat a high volume of people with prostate cancer, so our hospital network is finely tuned to your needs.

Welcome to the E.J. Whitten Prostate Cancer Research Centre at Epworth

We exist to improve and extend the lives of men with prostate cancer.

Epworth prostate cancer specialists bring the highest level of skill, compassion and understanding to your care. Our urologists, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists are experts in treating prostate cancer. They work collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes for each patient.

We also lead research to find better ways to diagnose and treat prostate cancer. Our world-class clinical trials offer hope through innovative options for patients.

The centre is possible through the philanthropic support of the Epworth Medical Foundation, honouring the legacy of the great E.J. Whitten.

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Learn about prostate cancer

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can create uncertainty. Our clinical experts share their knowledge across each phase of prostate cancer, so you can take control of your next steps.

Listen as Prof Nathan Lawrentschuk explains prostate cancer
Director, E.J. Whitten Prostate Cancer Research Centre at Epworth

Find your stage

What is prostate cancer?

Know the basics of the prostate, prostate cancer and symptoms.

How is prostate cancer diagnosed?

The pathway to diagnosis may involve PSA testing, examination, MRI and biopsy. Learn more.

What are the treatment options?

Learn the range of prostate cancer treatments, including active surveillance, surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and new options.

What is prostate cancer research?

Our research works to find better answers to prevent, diagnose and treat prostate cancer. Read about the studies and trials you can participate in.

Our locations

As Victoria’s largest not-for-profit private hospital group, you can access diagnosis, treatment and follow up at convenient Epworth locations across Melbourne and Geelong.

E.J. Whitten Prostate Cancer Research Centre

Find information about getting to Epworth Eastern by car and public transport.

Address: 1 Arnold Street, Box Hill, VIC - 3128

E.J. Whitten Prostate Cancer Research Centre

Find information about getting to Epworth Freemasons by car and public transport.

Address: 109 Albert Street, East Melbourne, VIC - 3002

E.J. Whitten Prostate Cancer Research Centre

Find information about getting to Epworth Geelong by car and public transport.

Address: 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds, VIC - 3216

E.J. Whitten Prostate Cancer Research Centre

Find information about getting to Epworth Richmond by car and public transport.

Address: 89 Bridge Road, Richmond, VIC - 3121

Having access and support by phone from the Whitten Centre has been invaluable. They are compassionate and caring in the way they explain Rod’s treatment to us. It is not just for Rodney; the support is for me too.”

– Julianne and Rodney, rural NSW

E. J. Whitten Prostate Cancer Research Centre

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Prostate cancer care at Epworth

Our experts are on your team

At Epworth, we cared for more than 2,600 men with prostate cancer last year. You’ll be surrounded by experienced professionals, skilled in treating prostate cancer.

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