Showing 27 articles tagged
'Advanced prostate cancer':

The bus driver, his beloved wife and her march to stop other men dying from prostate cancer

23 May 2018

Keith and Angela Benson's world was turned upside down late last year, after Keith was diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer. They tell us how they're adapting to new roles within their marriage as they cope with the difficult side effects of treatment, and why they're proud to be joining our March for Men in London.

“The active fight was the depression” – the hidden truth behind Kurt Jewson's latest selfie

11 May 2018

BLOG: With Mental Health Awareness Week this week, viral selfie star Kurt Jewson opens up about the post-traumatic stress disorder that followed his diagnosis with advanced prostate cancer more than two years ago, and why he's learnt not to fight it.

Could exercise prevent prostate cancer spreading to the bones? We’re on the case

5 Apr 2018

A new research project, grant funded by us as part of our £2.7 million Research Innovation Awards scheme announced last month is trying to find new ways to stop cancer spreading to bones.

Bill Turnbull reveals prostate cancer diagnosis ahead of Bake Off appearance

13 Mar 2018

The former BBC Breakfast presenter says his cancer has spread to his bones and urges men to get their prostates checked.

“If I hadn’t acted quickly, my two-year prognosis would have been even shorter”

12 Mar 2018

Since he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2014, father-of-three Kevin Webber has helped raise more than £200k for us through sponsored endurance events. He describes how doing his first trans-Saharan Marathon de Sables kept him happily distracted from his prognosis, and why his wife urges him to take on more epic running challenges.

"I can’t say how lucky I feel to have had so much quality time after a very bleak initial prognosis"

8 Dec 2017

Alan Oliver was the face of our Christmas campaign last year, talking about how abiraterone had afforded him more time with his family and sharing his brilliant poem about prostate cancer. A year on, he tells us how his treatment is going now and unveils his latest poetic ode to keeping your spirits up.

"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.

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.