BLOG: From 'seek and destroy' radiotherapy to repurposing an ovarian cancer drug, it's been a week of big news from the world's biggest cancer research conference. Dr Matthew Hobbs gives his perspective on the latest in prostate cancer and what needs to happen next.
BLOG: Dr Matthew Hobbs, our Acting Director of Research, shares his highlights from the latest research into more effective treatments for men with prostate cancer.
BLOG: Our research comms officer, Ruby Kell, explains how a promising new test we're funding could help identify men whose radiotherapy is likely to fail, then target them with a commonly-used drug that will stop the treatment from being thwarted.
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.
The Institute of Cancer Research has discovered a genetic mutation in samples of some men's tumours that could make them particularly susceptible to immunotherapy treatment. The researchers are now committed to running clinical trials to prove if their theory is right.
A new study suggests olaparib could boost the efficacy of treatment for earlier-stage prostate cancer, after discovering how it can block the repair of DNA in cancer cells no matter what kind of the disease they have.
Prostate cancer is finally catching up with similar diseases in having treatments that can target an individual’s specific cancer – and it’s thanks to the game-changing research that you help us fund.
BLOG: We're only 12 months into our ten-year strategy to tame prostate cancer, but that doesn't mean we haven't already made exciting progress. Our resident expert, Dr Ian Le Guillou, gives us his top ten biggest research breakthroughs (in no particular order) from 2016.
Two research projects, using cutting-edge liquid biopsy technology to help improve diagnosis and treatment of men with prostate cancer, have been awarded funds by Prostate Cancer UK with the hope they'll used with real patients in the near future.
BLOG: With our new grants for research into the uses of liquid biopsies, Dr Sophie Lutter explains why they allow scientists to read clues about how a prostate cancer responds to treatment, and how they could revolutionise the way men are diagnosed and monitored with the disease.