5 Years
1500 Riders
18 Research Fund Projects
6500 Donors

We are fighting cancer below the belt

The Below the Belt Pedalthon was founded in 2013 to promote awareness of four highly prevalent below the belt - testicular, prostate, bladder and kidney - cancers and, in doing so, provide ANZUP with the critical funds to improve the lives of so many Australians.

Whether you're an avid cyclist, new to the sport or just looking for a challenge, we invite you to ride to help those living with below the belt cancers. The Pedalthon promises to provide a unique event to network with the community, promoting teamwork, healthy competition, plus some fun - raising awareness and funds for these cancers.

Every cent raised by the Pedalthon goes directly towards clinical trial research to improve the lives of over 28,000 Australian and New Zealand men and women affected by testicular, prostate, kidney and bladder cancer every year.

Like cycling? Don’t like cancer? Well get on your bike, grab a team and start pedalling with us.

About Us

The Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate (ANZUP) Cancer Trials Group is a cancer co-operative trials group conducting clinical trials research to improve treatment of bladder, kidney, testicular and prostate cancers.

ANZUP brings together a leading multi-disciplinary network of oncology, surgical, medical, radiation, nursing, psychology and allied health professionals from within the urogenital cancer field to conduct vital research through clinical trials. ANZUP’s 1460 members are committed to improving outcomes for those affected by these ‘below the belt’ cancers. For more information, please visit www.anzup.org.au

The Cause

23,988 new cases of below the belt cancers were diagnosed in Australia and 4,353 in New Zealand last year – that’s 77 people every day.

It can be challenging to obtain the initial funding required to move a concept through to being a viable clinical trial. That’s why the ANZUP Below the Belt Research Fund was established to help great ideas develop further. Any investment goes directly to the Belt the Belt Research Fund to support ANZUP trials to improve outcomes for people with below the belt cancers.

We need your help to fund more trials.

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Research Projects

In 2015 ANZUP established the Below the Belt Research Fund, as a direct result of the Pedalthon, to help our clinicians kick start new trial ideas. To date, seed funding has been awarded to 18 ANZUP members to help gather the evidence needed to develop full scale clinical research studies.

This year’s successful concepts include pathways to assist informed decision making; a pilot of personalised hormone treatment for men with prostate cancer; assessing the potential benefit in reducing recurrence of bladder cancer by irrigation with water after the cancer has been removed; and an app for patients to record their symptoms in real time for review at their clinic visits; to name a few. To find out more about the research projects click on the button below.

Pedalthon Founder and Ambassadors

Simon Clarke, Pedalthon Founder
Associate Professor Peter Grimison, Race Patron
Kaarle McCulloch, Pedalthon Ambassador
In memory of Jonathan Cantwell, 2018 Melbourne Pedalthon Ambassador