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Taking the piss: Football to Amsterdam cyclists visit Norwich research labs to investigate urinary testing

27 Oct 2016

The Ipswich Town FC cycling team, which has raised £150,000 riding in our Football to Amsterdam event, visit the University of East Anglia to find out how they’re using the money to prove a link between advanced prostate cancer and bacterial infections using urine samples. It’s a topic that brings back sore memories for one of the cycling team’s members, former England captain Terry Butcher.

From barracks to behind bars: how our awareness talks go beyond barriers

26 Oct 2016

Whether it's the local library or a prison block, our passionate volunteers go to extraordinary lengths to raise awareness of prostate cancer in their communities. Here, four of them describe the challenges and rewards of giving a talk in more unusual circumstances.

One fan's record-breaking return journey through English football in aid of prostate cancer

25 Oct 2016

25 years ago, Ed Wood entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the 'Most Peripatetic Football Fan', having watched a home game at all 93 of England's top football clubs in the fastest time. Now he's back to reclaim his record by doing it all over again in less than 237 days, while raising vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges questions use of PSA test

24 Oct 2016

A new report from the medical professionals' body includes the PSA test as one of 40 medical treatments that may be unnecessary for many men. But Prostate Cancer UK makes clear that the test is still the best first step for diagnosis of prostate cancer while we develop a more robust test suitable for a screening programme.

The Men United Arms finalists: five pubs raising the bar for Prostate Cancer UK

20 Oct 2016

From the Am Fuaran pub in the Highlands to the Fraggle Rock Bar on the Isles of Scilly, you've been helping us scour the UK to find our favourite local of 2016 as part of our Men United Arms pub-fundraising campaign. After weeks of regulars and landlords persuading and fundraising, we're down to our top five – is your local among them?

Behind the Headlines: Does hormone therapy really increase your risk of dementia?

14 Oct 2016

Following reports in the press yesterday of a US study into androgen deprivation therapy – a commonly used treatment for men with prostate cancer in the UK – Prostate Cancer UK's Dr Iain Le Guilliou investigates whether there's any solid proof behind claims it could double the risk of dementia.

Tory MP Michael Fabricant reveals prostate cancer diagnosis at PMQs

12 Oct 2016

The flamboyant politician, famed for his blond hair and controversial tweets, used today's prime minister's questions to go public about his diagnosis with the disease and radical prostatectomy, and warned of an NHS shortage in specialist prostate cancer nurses.

Opening up about the mental toll of prostate cancer and how to cope with it

10 Oct 2016

To mark World Mental Health Day, we're highlighting the often overlooked emotional impacts of prostate cancer. We spoke to men with the disease about their mental health challenges and ask what their, our Specialist Nurses' and your tips are for maintaining your emotional wellbeing.

"I overcame my embarrassment because my health was more important to me"

7 Oct 2016

We know that having tests for prostate cancer can be stressful and worrying. That's why, with the help of volunteers like Phil Watson, we’ve updated our fact sheet: How prostate cancer is diagnosed. He talks to us about his own diagnosis with prostate cancer in 2011, aged 61, and the experiences he had of having a range of tests before treatment.

Putting patients first doesn’t mean the NHS has to sign a blank cheque

4 Oct 2016

BLOG: A win-win situation is possible for both a cash-strapped NHS and expensive pharmaceutical companies, argues our chief executive, Angela Culhane, who recently addressed an influential forum of health experts at Westminster. The key is to transform earlier detection and treatment of prostate cancer before more expensive drugs even become necessary.