What does Movember help us do?
Movember is helping us invest £25 million in research over the
next three years - helping us fund the best science to try
and identify men at highest risk of getting aggressive prostate
cancer, develop better tests to tell aggressive from non-aggressive
cancer, and find new targeted treatments for advanced prostate
This includes funding the Movember Centre of Excellence.
Throughout the world, the researchers and clinicians who make the
biggest impact in prostate cancer research are all based in centres
of excellence, but up until now no such centre existed in the UK.
The Movember Foundation, in association with Prostate Cancer UK, is
going to change that, by launching the Movember Centre of
As well as bringing together expert researchers and clinicians,
the Movember Centre of Excellence will also provide a world-class
training ground for the scientists of the future, building a legacy
of top UK prostate cancer researchers.
Support and information for men
Funding from Movember is helping us provide vital support and
information for men and their families. We’ve been able to expand
our existing services and develop new services across the country
to reach and support as many men as possible. This includes:
- Information - We provide free information on
prostate cancer and prostate diseases that can be tailored to the
needs of each man.
- Helpline - Our UK-wide telephone and email
helpline is staffed by specialist nurses dedicated to supporting
anyone with questions or concerns about prostate cancer and
- One-to-one telephone peer support - We give
people confronting prostate cancer the opportunity to talk with
trained support volunteers who have had a similar experience.
- Online community - Our welcoming and
supportive online community has over
7,000 members sharing their experiences of prostate cancer. It is a
place where anyone affected by prostate cancer can seek and offer
support, ask questions and share information and stories.
- Get back on track - A telephone service run by
our specialist nurses to support men dealing with fatigue to
support and encourage men to try techniques and lifestyle changes
to help them manage their fatigue.
- Our health and social care professionals - To
make sure that men receive the best possible support, we are
funding health and social care professional roles throughout the
UK. These specialist roles work to improve care for men with
prostate cancer on a local level.
- Regional services - We are expanding our
services across the UK to make sure more men living with and after
prostate cancer have access to the care and support they need in
their area.We now have regional offices covering Scotland, the
North West, the North East, the Midlands, Wales, London and the
- Volunteers - Recruiting and retaining more
trained volunteers to support all our activities across the
- Education for health professionals -
Delivering knowledge and expertise to health professionals to
improve treatment, support and care for men with prostate
Leading change in men's health
Our policy and evidence project is all about supporting our
charity to lead change in men’s health. We carry out research,
gather information about men’s needs and prostate cancer, and use
it to inform how we work with decision makers and health services
to get a better deal for men with prostate cancer.