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World record-breaking golfer nears £25k fundraising target

13 Jul 2018

Over his 50-year golfing career, Dick Seamer has bested Jack Nicklaus and holds the record for the lowest nine holes as an amateur. But after surviving prostate cancer in 2013, the captain of West Kent Golf Club has concentrated his efforts on raising funds for us with his successful annual golf days.

John Lloyd: “People on the tennis circuit have since spoken to me about prostate cancer”

5 Jul 2018

Last summer, on the eve of Wimbledon, former British number one and current BBC tennis pundit John Lloyd revealed his prostate cancer diagnosis. One year on, we caught up with the 63-year-old, who shared the latest chapter of his prostate cancer story ahead of another action-packed tournament at SW19.

Largest trial of HIFU focal therapy shows early promise

5 Jul 2018

A five-year early-stage study of high-intensity focused ultrasound resulted in tumour progression being halted in men with intermediate-risk, localised prostate cancer. But more evidence is needed to prove its benefits hold up against existing treatment options and for all men with the disease.

Why is Wales falling behind the rest of the UK on mpMRI?

5 Jul 2018

Our recent Freedom of Information request to the NHS showed access to the latest diagnostic scans before a biopsy was worse in Wales than the other home nations. Find out why, what we're doing about it and how you can help.

Immune cells breakthrough raises hopes for delaying treatment resistance

27 Jun 2018

Preventing resistance to hormone therapy is a key goal for researchers trying to improve prostate cancer treatment. Now, research funded by us – thanks to your donations – has revealed that the immune system could have a part to play.

"The hereditary problem shocked me," says Christopher Timothy after revealing his 'secret' prostate cancer

18 Jun 2018

The Eastenders actor tells the Sunday Express he hid his cancer from his children for five years, but chose Father's Day to go public and warn others after speaking to us about the family risks of the disease.

"My life was in the balance and so obviously I decided to pay for an mpMRI"

18 Jun 2018

When Raymond Starr was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year, he was refused an mpMRI on the NHS because there are no scanners available in North Wales. He's now working with us to make sure the revolutionary diagnostic technique is available to all men in the UK.

Families urged to talk about prostate cancer history as number of UK men living with or after disease hits 400k

12 Jun 2018

We want all families to open up about the most common cancer in men this Father's Day weekend, after new stats reveal more men in the UK have – or have had – prostate cancer than ever before.

"A double cancer scare has definitely strengthened us as a family"

12 Jun 2018

Bill Elliott and his son James tell us how a family health crisis turned into a national newspaper campaign, then a life-long commitment to improving awareness and treatment of prostate cancer through golf.