The science

Research and health professionals

  • 380,000 - the money we've invested in research in the year to shift the science in the areas of improving diagnosis and treatment
  • With your support, we funded 11 new research awards to help us develop better tests and better treatments for men.
  • Our researchers published 63 academic papers which acknowledged our funding.
  • Over 14,000 research publications in 2015 were built on our discoveries
  • Our researchers secured over £19m of follow-on grants from other funders to take research we've funded closer to benefiting men with prostate cancer.

How you helped us raise money

 

How you've helped us raise the money

The services

The services

  • Our Specialist Nurses had 11,648 conversations with men or family members on the phone, through live chat or email this year
  • We spoke to over 10,000 people when we toured the country with our bus to tell Black men about their increased risk of prostate cancer
  • We provided training for 5,993 health professionals to help them to improve their clinical knowledge, so they can provide the best support to men
  • Over 1.1 million people visited our health information pages to find out more about prostate cancer and other prostate problems
  • We translated our awareness leaflets into the top six languages other than English most commonly used in the UK to tell even more men about prostate cancer

How we spent the money

 

How we spent the money

What you've done for us

How you've helped us raise the money

Our supporters

  • 1,817 of you volunteered to raise awareness about prostate cancer, supported men and their families going through diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer and helped at our events.
  • As part of Men United, you raised an incredible £20m.
  • You gave a total of 17,022 hours of your time to support us.
  • Our latest media campaign – Ignoring prostate cancer won’t beat it so join the fight – mobilised more people to do something with Men United, our team of thousands of men and women just like you, who want to stop prostate cancer being a killer.
  • We were thrilled to achieve the Investing in Volunteers Standard in July 2015, the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management
  • Our 42 Pioneers, and our individual major donors, each invested at least £5,000 last year into our cutting-edge research to save men’s lives.

How we spent the money

Our partners

  • Our partners FirstGroup are helping us reach 1,000,000 men by 2018 by funding our 'Know your prostate' leaflets.
  • Football fans raised nearly £600,000 for us in the third year of our Football League partnership.
  • Our partners Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride raised £500,000 with their motorbike ride across Europe last summer to help men with prostate cancer.
  • Since 2014, our Deloitte-funded Awareness Programme volunteers have handed out 135,000 pieces of literature, letting even more men know about their prostate cancer risk.
  • The Mike Gooley Trailfinders Charity marked its 18th year of supporting Prostate Cancer UK with another donation this year.
  • Over 1,500 miles – the distance Keyline staff travel each year with their annual car rally to support our fight against prostate cancer.
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