Research into prostate cancer in Black men
It’s through research we know that 1 in 4 Black men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives, but we don’t know why this is and it’s vital that we know more.
We invest in research to better understand the risk factors for prostate cancer, including ethnicity. We also carry out specific research to understand how prostate cancer impacts on the mental and physical wellbeing of Black men affected by the disease, and how you access services so that we can ensure you receive the care you need.
We are conducting a review to determine the evidence that already exists about prostate cancer in Black men and to identify the gaps in knowledge that further research should aim to address. From this review, recommendations will be made to prompt the research community to focus effort on research that will address the most important gaps identified.
We’ve recruited and trained a team of volunteer Research Champions to help us raise awareness about prostate cancer, talk to men about what research is and the benefits and hope it can bring, and how the community can get involved.