Help support landmark event to improve lives of men with prostate cancer

FAO LETTERS EDITOR AND NEWS EDITOR

Dear Sir,

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.