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“The statistics are too shocking to stay silent.” Ebbsfleet’s Varney explains move to auction one-off shirt after social media storm

20 Nov 2017

Last week, Ebbsfleet United turned a flurry of social media back chat into a fundraising scheme, putting a one-off Mambo number five shirt up for auction after calls for player Yado Mambo to wear it. Now, as bidding soars, the club’s vice chairman, whose prostate cancer experience inspired the move, tells us what he hopes it will achieve.

"I realised saving my leg for another day that may not happen was both selfish and hypocritical"

16 Nov 2017

BLOG: Having helped raise more than £200k for us since he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in 2014, our incredible ambassador Kevin Webber has been chosen as the Charity Champion for this year's #GivingTuesday initiative. In this exclusive blog he describes his latest ultramarathon in the wilds of Iceland, and why helping a friend finish his own marathon challenge afterwards was worth a very painful leg.

We team up with Walking Football Association to keep men on the pitch for longer

16 Nov 2017

One of the fastest-growing sports among older men, walking football is also proving popular with men recovering from cancer treatment and other health issues. So our new five-year partnership with the sport's governing body is the perfect match for everyone.

"I didn’t want to have to explain myself as a gay man to other people"

10 Nov 2017

BLOG: Having grown up being silenced and marginalised as a gay man, Martin Wells was floored by another societal taboo in later life after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. He tells us how he was driven to find support and why he's delighted by our new online support group for men like him.

Researchers crunch 'big data' to predict which men will face side effects of radiotherapy

7 Nov 2017

More news from the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference this week comes from researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London. They’ve carried out a large-scale analysis of patient data from another trial to predict which men are most likely to experience unpleasant side effects after radiotherapy.

Testosterone and prostate cancer risk: the plot thickens as new study reveals intriguing clues

6 Nov 2017

New research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference shows men with naturally low levels of testosterone are less likely to develop prostate cancer. But the study has also raised some difficult questions.

Major new research programme kickstarts precision medicine revolution for incurable prostate cancer

31 Oct 2017

Our new precision medicine research programme aims to tailor treatments based on the genetic make-up of a man’s prostate cancer. The results could extend the lives of more than 9,000 men with advanced disease every year in the UK.

"Dad would be over the moon about the new research – you need hope going up against prostate cancer"

31 Oct 2017

Hayley Yarnley knows how much our new precision medicine research programme could have helped her father, Bernie, who died from advanced prostate cancer last December. She describes how the births of her children kept him going during his treatment, and why he was convinced scientists would one day find a cure.

Swapping Belfast for Seattle: why a spot of travel could lead to a new treatment for advanced disease

30 Oct 2017

In this guest blog Dr Chris Armstrong – Marcher, Mo grower and ambitious researcher – explains what he hopes to achieve with the Travelling Prize Fellowship we’ve just awarded him and how this critical leg up the academic research ladder will benefit men with prostate cancer.