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The story behind the shock statistic: one man dies of prostate cancer every 45 minutes

9 Jan 2018

In recent media campaigns, we’ve been using the statistic that one man dies of prostate cancer every 45 minutes and men are taking notice. But what does it mean for an individual man? We explain the facts behind the figure.

Don't let fatigue hold you back in 2018: Our specialist nurse explains how we can help you take charge

9 Jan 2018

The festive period takes it out of us all, but when you have cancer it can be even harder to bounce back. Around three quarters of men with prostate cancer will experience fatigue (extreme tiredness) at some point. Normal tiredness gets better once you’ve rested, but for some, fatigue can be a debilitating problem that has a dramatic impact on quality of life. However, you don’t have to simply accept this.

Behind the scenes of drug approvals: what we’re doing to get you access to the best possible treatments

9 Jan 2018

BLOG: When a successful clinical trial of a new treatment is reported, what happens next? Even the most exciting new methods still have a long way to go before doctors can prescribe them. Behind the scenes, we work to try and make sure these treatments get to the men who need them. This month, Policy Manager, Tim Windle, is in the thick of it in a bid to get a combination therapy for advanced disease approved.

Nick Butter begins global marathon challenge inspired by heroics of our charity ambassador

4 Jan 2018

Attempting to set a world record for running a marathon in all 196 countries, Nick Butter starts his 550-day adventure this weekend. We talk to him and Kevin Webber, who inspired him to take on the challenge and raise £250k for Prostate Cancer UK.

“It breaks my heart that 11,000 more families, like mine, will be missing a grandfather, father, husband, brother or son this Christmas”

22 Dec 2017

BLOG: For our chief executive, Angela Culhane and her family, there will always be someone missing from their table at Christmas. She tells us about the men who will be in her thoughts this year, and the work we’re doing to change the game for them, as she joins thousands of our supporters hanging our ‘Man of Men’ decoration as part of our Christmas appeal.

Prostate Cancer UK set to dominate the media in Boxing Day blitz

21 Dec 2017

The day after Christmas, we’ll be at the heart of football fixtures on TV and radio, as well as topping a tabloid newspaper, telling the story of our 'Man of Men' and raising awareness of the most common cancer in men. Here's where to look (and listen) out for us while you're finishing off the festive turkey.

Make mine a treble! Darts aces support our Men United Arms campaign

20 Dec 2017

Legendary arrowsmen Dennis Priestley, Martin Adams and Bobby George have thrown their weight behind our pub fundraising and awareness campaign after two of them shared their own experiences of the most common cancer in men.

Bears and betrothals: how a fundraising trek across America brought a new family closer together

20 Dec 2017

When Harry Firth fulfilled his life-long ambition of hiking the epic Pacific Crest Trail this year, he decided to raise money for us as a tribute to his girlfriend's dad, who lives with incurable prostate cancer. Among the close encounters with wildlife and thrilling scenery, it was a campfire proposal that would leave the biggest impression and make his future father-in-law most proud.

New data shows men wait four times longer to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than women with breast cancer

19 Dec 2017

Results of a report released today have shown that the average time it takes for a man to receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer in England is 56 days following referral – far longer than the 28 day target that health officials are working towards and the average 14 day diagnosis period for breast cancer. We look into the reasons behind this dramatic difference and what is being done about it.