MRI as a second-line screening tool

02 Oct 2013

After having completed 250 cases where MRI's were performed before biopsies on patients with raised PSA, the study concluded that if the MRI is negative, it is highly accurate. This suggests that perhaps one can avoid biopsies in this situation. Furthermore if the MRI is positive, it also improves the accuracy of targeting the tumour. This study will change the way patients are assessed for prostate cancer. A recent review performed for general practitioners in Australia appeared in Medicine Today.

MRI Guided transperineal biopsy

02 Oct 2013

Australia's first targeted safe biopsy of the prostate. Prof Stricker is amongst the first in Australia to pursue transperineal MRI ultrasound-fusion guided biopsy into the prostate. This uses advances in MRI imaging, fused with ultrasound. He recently confirmed that this was the safest biospy technique.

The St Vincent's Prostate Support Group returns

01 Oct 2013

The St Vincent's Prostate Support Group makes its much needed return on Tuesday the 22nd of October between 7 and 9pm. The group meets at the Clinic Function Room (Level 4 St Vincent's Clinic) 438 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst. Car parking available at the Clinic carpark - enter via Barcom Avenue. For more information please call Patrick Lumbroso on 02 92629991. Or email

Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre NSW

30 Sep 2013

Prof Stricker has now taken up the clinical directorship of the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre in New South Wales. He is also one of the integral members of the National Prostate Cancer Research Centre Australia-wide.