FAO LETTERS EDITOR AND NEWS EDITOR
One man dies every hour from prostate cancer in the UK, and yet
financial pressures on the NHS and Government are making it
increasingly difficult to tackle this complex disease. Improvements
in research into the disease are essential to achieve the levels of
diagnosis and care men affected by prostate cancer deserve.
This is why we are calling on your readers to attend The
Prostate Cancer Charity's first Prostate Cancer Research Conference
- 'From Laboratory to life: Progress
in prostate cancer' - on Friday 14th October at Central Hall,
Westminster, to discuss some of the most significant advances in
research from around the world and how these will affect the
250,000 men living with the disease in the UK.
The National Research Conference - the Charity's first landmark
event dedicated specifically to research - will bring together
everyone with an interest in prostate cancer; whether people
affected by the disease, health care professionals, researchers,
charities and policy makers. The conference will deliver an
engaging series of talks, useful to both scientists working within
the field of prostate cancer research, or one of the 250,000 men
living with the disease in the UK. Attendees will also have the
opportunity to speak to our Specialist Nurses, and to attend a
'meet the experts' lunch where they can put their questions to
those at the forefront of prostate cancer research.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK.
Despite this, research into the disease has historically been
chronically underfunded when compared to other common forms of
cancer, and although some progress has been made, the Charity is
working hard to redress this inequality.
The conference is open to all and I would encourage anyone that
wants to learn more, or to make their voice heard, to join us so
that we can help improve the lives of the 37,000 men diagnosed with
the disease each year.
Anyone interested in finding out more can visit our website or call 0208 222 7189.