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4 Black men will get prostate cancer at some point in their
lives. We don’t fully understand why Black men have a higher risk
of developing prostate cancer and we are investing in research to
try and find more answers.
We need your help to ensure that Black men in your community are
aware of their risks, know their rights to accessing services and
are empowered to take responsibility and control of their health.
You can play a massive role in changing the future of Black men’s
Last year we launched Partnering for Progress and identified
three key priorities:
Research into prostate
cancer in Black men
It’s through research we know that 1 in 4 Black men will get
prostate cancer at some point in their lives, but we don’t know why
this is and it’s vital that we know more.
We invest in research to better understand the risk factors
for prostate cancer, including ethnicity. We also carry out
specific research to understand how prostate cancer impacts on the
mental and physical wellbeing of Black men affected by the disease,
and how you access services so that we can ensure you receive the
care you need.
We are conducting a review to determine the evidence that
already exists about prostate cancer in Black men and to identify
the gaps in knowledge that further research should aim to address.
From this review, recommendations will be made to prompt the
research community to focus effort on research that will address
the most important gaps identified.
We’ve recruited and trained a team of volunteer Research
Champions to help us raise awareness about prostate cancer, talk to
men about what research is and the benefits and hope it can
bring, and how the community can get involved.
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Help us raise awareness
of prostate cancer in your community
We work with ambassadors and community stakeholders to raise
awareness of prostate cancer in Black men and lift the issue higher
on the nation's health agenda. With your help we can keep raising
the profile of prostate cancer even higher.
Last year we launched media campaigns specifically targeting the
community, to inform Black men about prostate cancer and their
rights to accessing services. It's our mission to empower
them to take control of their health.
We have partnered with several community organisation and
individuals to deliver prostate cancer events in their community
through our Partnering for Progress Community
Grants Programme. Now we need support from the community
to continue this story and tell more Black men about prostate
cancer, their risk, their rights and where they can go to for
Find out more
about raising awareness and volunteering for Prostate Cancer
talk from Prostate Cancer UK for an event you're hosting.
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About Partnering for
Partnering for Progress was launched last year at a
summit we delivered in partnership with four Black
community organisations (100 Black Men of London, African Health
Policy Network, Association for Prostate Awareness and the Friends
of The Caribbean). Through discussion with community
representatives, we identified the three key priorities for
addressing prostate cancer in Black men and are now working with
three stakeholder Action Groups to deliver these.
If you are interested in hearing more about this work, future
opportunities and how you can get involved, please contact our
African & African Caribbean Project Manager, Tony Wong, at
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