Press releases

In this section you can view all the latest news from across the Charity, from fundraising challenges to our information services and large-scale campaigns. Our team respond rapidly to new research, as well as to issues affecting men with prostate cancer and their families as they happen. Read our latest statements and responses on all aspects of the disease, including funding, treatment accessibility and emerging research.You can also search our archive of press releases.  

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Our busy Media and PR Team provide journalists with the most up-to-date and precise information on all aspects of prostate cancer, as quickly as possible. We deliver expert responses to the latest developments in prostate cancer research, as well as facts, figures and spokespeople to guide you through the issues surrounding the disease.

We also have access to around 150 people across the UK who have been affected by prostate cancer, and are willing to share their experiences with the media - our Media Talkers scheme.

In the Media Centre, you will find all our latest news releases and comments, as well as the resources you need to shape an article, including facts, statistics and profiles of our spokespeople.  If you do need any further information, you can also find the contact details for the Media and PR Team who will be able to help. 

Please note that the Media Centre is a tool for journalists. For all other enquiries, please contact the Prostate Cancer UK switchboard on 020 8222 7622.

Press releases

Critics say they're unreliable, but Simon's wife made him have a PSA test - and it saved his life

<p><span>Simon D'arcy, a supporter of The Prostate Cancer Charity, <span>spoke</span> to <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1340331/Critics-say-theyre-unreliable-Simons-wife-PSA-test--saved-life.html" target="_blank">The Daily Mail</a> about his <span>experiences of</span> prostate cancer, following the advice of his wife, a practice nurse,&nbsp;who persuaded him to <span>get checked for the disease</span>.</span></p>

Hope for better prostate cancer testing

<p><span>Dr Kate Holmes, Research Manager at The Prostate Cancer Charity, spoke to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1339045/Hopes-rise-personalised-test-prostate-cancer-genetic-breakthrough.html" target="_blank">The Daily Mail</a> and <a href="http://news.scotsman.com/health/Promise-of-better-prostate-testing.6662022.jp" target="_blank">The Scotsman</a> about <span>new</span> research, <span>into</span> develop<span>ing</span> a more accurate test for prostate cancer based on a person's DNA.</span></p>

Chief Executive, John Neate, blogs about the pros and cons of PSA test

<p><span>John Neate, Chief Executive&nbsp;of The Prostate Cancer Charity, continued the debate&nbsp;around the&nbsp;UK National Screening Committee's recent&nbsp;decision&nbsp;in an exclusive blog&nbsp;for <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/dec/08/prostate-screening-campaign" target="_blank">The Guardian&nbsp;Online</a>.</span></p>

The Prostate Cancer Charity responds to the UK National Screening Committee announcement

<p>John Neate, Chief Executive of The Prostate Cancer Charity,&nbsp;gave his reaction to&nbsp;the&nbsp;UK National Screening Committee&nbsp;decision&nbsp;not to recommend&nbsp;a screening&nbsp;programme for prostate cancer.&nbsp;The Charity's comments were featured in the <a href="http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/health/article-1336313/Prostate-screening-50s-ruled-harm-outweighs-benefits.html" target="_blank">Sunday Mail</a> and <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11930979" target="_blank">BBC News Online</a>.</p>

Daily Mail

<p>Dr Helen Rippon, Head of Research at&nbsp;The Prostate Cancer Charity, responded to new research, which has uncovered a&nbsp;protein that turns healthy prostate cells into potentially deadly cancerous&nbsp;cells.&nbsp;Dr Rippon's comments were featured in the <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1335169/Found-The-lethal-weapon-turns-healthy-prostate-cells-cancerous-ones.html"> Daily&nbsp;Mail</a>.</p>

BBC News 24 and Sky News

<p>Dr Sarah Cant, Head of Policy and Campaigns and Ruth Holdaway, Head of Operations and Marketing Communications at The Prostate Cancer Charity took part in pre-recorded interviews on BBC News 24 and Sky News respectively to discuss new research, which has revealed that the length of a man's index finger in relation to his ring finger could provide clues to his risk of developing prostate cancer.</p>

Movember 2010

<p>The Prostate Cancer Charity's Chief Executive, John Neate, spoke to the London Metro newspaper about the impact of Movember&nbsp;on the lives of men and their families affected by&nbsp;prostate cancer.</p>

BBC Breakfast celebrates the end of Movember

<p><span>BBC Breakfast News featured a round-up of Movember to&nbsp;celebrate the success of the campaign. Journalist, Peter Clarke, who sported a Mo for the month, spoke about losing his mother to breast cancer, as well as the need to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Celebrity moustached man, Dick Strawbridge, was also interviewed about his famed Mo and his support of&nbsp;The Prostate Cancer Charity.</span></p>

The length of man's fingers could indicate prostate cancer risk

<p><span>Dr Helen Rippon,&nbsp;Head of&nbsp;&nbsp;Research at The Prostate Cancer Charity, spoke to <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11880415">BBC News Online</a> about new research, which has revealed that the length of a man's fingers could provide clues to his risk of developing&nbsp;prostate cancer.</span></p>