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

Appointment of Chief Executive

<p>The Guardian reported that Owen Sharp, executive director of operations at Victim Support,&nbsp;has been appointment chief executive of The Prostate Cancer Charity. He replaces John Neate.</p>

Research into regular exercise

<p>Dr Helen Rippon, Head of Research Management at The Prostate Cancer Charity,&nbsp;spoke to the <a href=""> Daily Mail</a> about the findings of new&nbsp;research from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of California, which revealed that men with prostate cancer who exercise regularly could cut their risk of dying from the disease by more than half.<br /> <br /> </p>

Caroline Cheetham

<div><a href=""> Daily Mail</a> Journalist&nbsp;Caroline Cheetham wrote&nbsp;openly about her&nbsp;late father's&nbsp;life-long fear of needles and medical help, which resulted in his prostate cancer being diagnosed too late for it to be treated effectively.&nbsp;Readers&nbsp;concerned about&nbsp;prostate cancer are directed to&nbsp;The Prostate Cancer Charity's&nbsp;confidential helpline and&nbsp;website.</div>