The Word On Prostate Cancer

Owen Sharp, Chief Executive of The Prostate Cancer Charity, has started a new blog.

Owen, who joined the Charity in March, will be sharing his thoughts on prostate cancer and men's health as a cause, and a unique insider's perspective on the challenges ahead. As Chief Executive of the leading organisation working with people affected by prostate cancer, Owen will also be championing the rights of the 250,000 men living with the disease, and their families.

"I am keen to use my blog as a platform to share with anyone with a vested interest in this disease my thoughts on the main issues on the prostate cancer landscape, and how we will overcome any barriers men face to being aware, getting diagnosed and treated. I am also committed to the 'survivorship agenda' and ensuring that men who have been affected have their needs fully understood and met.

"Although men's awareness and experience of prostate cancer has undoubtedly improved, there is still a long way to go. I will be using the blog to chart this journey and keep people informed of the decisions, partnerships and initiatives which will be critical to progression. I hope people will read the blog and take this journey with me. The voice of men affected by prostate cancer should be a loud one. I hope, also, that people share their views with me. I may also, from time to time, share my musings on the trials and tribulations, and hopefully the triumphs, of being a new Chief Executive."