Dr Ian Le Guillou looks back at some of 2017's highlights from the world of prostate cancer research – all of which we had a hand in bringing about thanks to your generous donations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.