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Research spending is far more than just splashing the cash

14 May 2015

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.

"I'd grown up with cancer in my family...so it wasn't a word that necessarily scared me"

14 May 2015

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.

"Me, on the Wembley pitch? What an honour."

14 May 2015

Today’s guest of honour, Gerwyn Rees, is doing everything he can to support Men United in its quest to fight prostate cancer.

New research shows how statins might keep prostate cancer in check for longer

13 May 2015

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.

Applying the domino effect to prostate cancer

13 May 2015

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.

A beginners guide to starting a prostate cancer support group

13 May 2015

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.

We’re working with new Cancer Taskforce to put prostate cancer care on the map

13 May 2015

NHS England have put together a new Cancer Taskforce to help them improve cancer care. Here we explain what the Taskforce is trying to do and how we're feeding into it to make sure better prostate cancer care is part of the plan.