Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri and First Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Lord David Steel, have shown their backing of The Prostate Cancer Charity and Prostate Cancer Support Scotland's decision to join forces.

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Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri spoke exclusively to The Scottish Sun about her father's experience of prostate cancer in support of The Prostate Cancer Charity and Prostate Cancer Support Scotland's decision to join forces. The coming together of the charities will ensure that all men in Scotland will have access to good quality information to help them cope with the impact of the disease. Sharleen's support of the Charity was also featued in the Daily Record and on STV.

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New Urine test

Dr Kate Holmes, Research Manager at The Prostate Cancer Charity, spoke to the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and BBC News Online about a new and reliable urine test which can detect whether men are at high risk of developing prostate cancer.

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John Neate, Chief Executive at The Prostate Cancer Charity, spoke to the Daily Telegraph, BBC Online and The Sun about the preliminary results of a trial of almost 800 men who took abiraterone acetate and lived almost four months longer than men given a placebo.

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Dr Kate Holmes, Research Manager at The Prostate Cancer Charity, spoke to the Daily Mail about new research carried out by the University of Illinois, which revealed that a chemical found in babies' bottles increase the risk of men developing prostate cancer later in life.

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Our comments on new research from the University of Illinois which suggests that the chemical Bisphenol A, used in the production of plastics, can increase the risk of developing prostate cancer in rats.

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