We're really excited to announce that thousands of employees from transport operator FirstGroup have chosen us as the company’s charity partner for the next three years. We hope the partnership, which begins in April 2015, will raise £1million and begin life saving journeys for FirstGroup’s employees, customers and the wider community.
Pastor George Crawford’s father died of prostate cancer. His eldest brother died of prostate cancer. Two of his other brothers have had prostate cancer. And so has he. But it wasn’t until he started working to raise awareness of the disease that he found out this wasn’t just incredibly bad luck – having a family history of prostate cancer and simply being a Black man can increase your risk.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has just released its second draft decision on radium-223. This time, they do recommend it be made available on the NHS for men with advanced prostate cancer that no longer responds to hormone therapy and has spread to the bones. But only if they’ve already been treated with chemotherapy.
BLOG: If you’ve ever visited our website before, you might notice things are looking a little different around here. Our Head of Digital gives us a run down on what's changed and why
BLOG: What do Star Wars, NASA and prostate cancer risk have in common? Well, they all feature in CEO Owen Sharp's latest blog. We've brought together 14 experts from across the world to try and turn science fiction into science fact and help us find a way of assessing the personal prostate cancer risk of every man.
BLOG: Do they know it’s Christmas time at all? It's that famous line. It pops up at Christmas every few years, as Bob Geldof and a merry-go-round of the in-fashion faces of music sing it for a great cause. Richard Auckland knows all too well that it’s Christmas time. When Richard was diagnosed with prostate cancer four years ago his first thought was: “Will I make it to Christmas?”
BLOG: The amount of prostate cancer research we’ve been able to fund has increased massively over the last few years, thanks in no small part to support from the Movember Foundation. And we’re not the only ones to appreciate this – the researchers we’ve funded have also been incredibly enthusiastic in showing their support by raising funds for the campaign. Here are some highlights from this Movember.
BLOG: We’ve talked about why it’s important for us to build relationships with politicians before. It’s because we need to highlight at the highest levels the inequalities men with and at risk of prostate cancer face – and the changes that need to be made. This is crucial if we want to achieve our goal of improving care and support for men with prostate cancer. And Movember is a fantastic opportunity to make that happen.