‘Game-changing’ results from the world’s largest prostate cancer clinical trial have just been released. The first results from the much-anticipated STAMPEDE trial were announced yesterday and show clearly that giving docetaxel chemotherapy alongside hormone therapy can extend men's lives.
This month, together with the Movember Foundation, we’re announcing over £2 million of funding for innovative and exciting research projects that we believe will one day help improve the lives of men with prostate cancer. These awards aim to help get established and promising projects get over the line and give scientists with innovative ideas a head start. Find out more.
BLOG: Once you get past the dreams of holidays in the sun, fast cars and owning more than just a shoebox flat in London, it’s really not that easy to spend over two million pounds – the amount we will soon be putting into exciting new research. Blogger Sophie Lutter explains the long and winding road that applications for research funding have to travel before they see any cash.
When Robin Stanton-Gleaves was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 46, it was the potential impact of treatment on his sex life that he found the most traumatic. Robin talks candidly about what he did to get erections back after prostate cancer surgery and how his experience inspired him to create a prostate roadshow to tell his mainly male workforce about the disease. Read his story.
Today’s guest of honour, Gerwyn Rees, is doing everything he can to support Men United in its quest to fight prostate cancer.
There’s been a bit of a buzz around the possible beneficial effects of statins on prostate cancer for a while now. And recently, new research has given us a bit more of an insight into why statins appear to help hormone therapies stay effective for longer. Sophie Lutter looks into the research and asks if statins should become a standard part of treatment.
It is a shocking fact that 1 in 4 Black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. We know that Black men, like most men, don’t really like talking about their health but it’s vital that they do. So to start conversations about prostate cancer that could save lives, we’re reaching out through a popular pastime: dominoes. Find out what happened at the first Men United dominoes tournament.
BLOG: When Don Geldard was diagnosed with advanced metastatic prostate cancer three years ago, there was no support group where he lived in Southport, West Lancashire. So he set up his own. Blogger, Nick Wright finds out how.