Prostate Cancer UK and Movember have teamed up with other national research organisations to help more experts join our team of scientists fighting prostate cancer in the labs. Together, we're bringing the expertise and experience of the men and women on the front line of prostate cancer treatments to help us target research just where it’s needed.

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You’ve probably heard about the genes, BRCA 1 and 2 - most likely when Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy hit the headlines in May this year – or maybe more generally, in relation to risk of breast or ovarian cancer in women. Perhaps you’ve also heard about BRCA 1 and 2 in relation to prostate cancer, and the world’s first preventative prostatectomy that wasn’t? But what are the BRCA genes? Why is it such a problem when they change or ‘mutate’? And, what does a BRCA gene mutation mean for men?

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Researchers at King’s College London and Guy’s Hospital are in the final stages of recruiting for a Prostate Cancer UK funded clinical trial, called ManCan. This trial tests the use of a non-medical guided self-help treatment to help manage hot flushes and night sweats that can result from hormone therapy for prostate cancer.

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