News of a new prostate cancer test hit the headlines yesterday. It’s a promising step forward in improving diagnosis, but is there enough research to show the test could be accurate enough to end the need for biopsy?
The news features a ‘ten-minute MRI scan’ which could be rolled out in future across the country as part of a screening programme, and potentially give men the ‘all-clear for life’ - we take a look at the claims.
We publish new best practice guidelines on active surveillance, as NICE advise it should be offered to men with low risk localised prostate cancer.
We speak to Professor Hash Ahmed about his work that led to the introduction of mpMRI scans before biopsy and the next big thing that he wants to achieve.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended pre-biopsy mpMRI scans and a host of other improvements to diagnosis and treatments for prostate cancer become standard NHS practice across the UK. While we back the proposals, we're calling for enough scanners and trained staff to deliver them.
BLOG: Ahead of the Budget announcement on 29 October, our chief executive Angela Culhane explains why now is the time to really crack earlier diagnosis of the most common cancer in men and the key investments needed to make sure it happens.
Theresa May used her Conservative Party speech today to announce investment in the latest scanners and 'one-stop' centres to radically improve cancer survival rates in the UK. While welcome, we hope they'll be part of a broader NHS plan to help us reach a national screening programme for prostate cancer.
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.
We're calling on the NHS to make rollout of the revolutionary diagnostic technique for prostate cancer a priority, after new data shows a huge variation in the availability and quality of mpMRI scans across the UK. Check out how your local hospitals are performing in our online map, and find out more about the first clinical consensus on mpMRI we've helped to create.
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.