A research nurse will be funded to work for at least 12 months at the Border Medical Oncology Research Unit out of money raised by the Great Murray River Postie Bike Adventure.
The Echuca-based Horizon Committee co-ordinated the ride in February and have now handed over $65,000 to the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund.
Border Medical Oncology Research team manager Jacqui McBurnie said the funding would establish a part-time clinical trials nurse position dedicated to prostate cancer research.
"We are recruiting for that position currently and we've also been able to secure two new prostate cancer trials," she said.
"One of the clinical trials we've just been selected for is a bio-marker study and it's looking at testing any participant with metastatic prostate cancer, doing some DNA mutation testing on them and potentially they could participate in a clinical trial.
"Those results are then available to them and their specialist, and it's free of charge."
The Border Medical Oncology Research Unit is currently taking part in five clinical trials relating to prostate cancer.
They will involve 24 patients and two of those studies are still recruiting.
"We're always looking for new clinical trials for patients so they don't have to travel to metropolitan sites," Ms McBurnie said.
"Having the new role encourages more prostate cancer trials and participants."
The Great Murray River Postie Bike Adventure took place across three days in the high country and was the second event, after $35,000 was raised for equipment in Bendigo.
Event co-ordinator Dick Phillips said even though most of the 46 riders were not from the region, the passion to support people with cancer was universal.
"Originally we thought we could raise $50,000 and we ended up with $65,000," he said.
"With the $2 million we've raised over the years, it's always gone to breast and prostrate cancer support services or research.
"It's fantastic to raise the money, but the awareness is paramount.
"Women talk really well amongst themselves about issues, but blokes don't.
"We want to do anything we can to get more guys to take more responsibility for their own health and go and get tested."
Trust fund fundraising manager Kristy McMahon thanked Horizon.
"We couldn't do something like this without such great community support," she said.
"It is national and international research; we're not just a country hospital doing country research."