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Stripping, dancing and biking: Danny John-Jules reveals how he's raising awareness

19 Feb 2019

Actor Danny John-Jules tells us how being an ambassador for our Stronger Knowing More awareness campaign led to stripping off and dancing on national television, and why he’s been riding motorbikes across the Caribbean.

Trevor Phillips and Chris Powell lead London Marathon team raising awareness of black men's risk

11 Apr 2018

The UK's former race relations chief joins Southend United's manager as part of a four-man team running to highlight black men's one-in-four risk of prostate cancer – double that of white men. We find out their personal reasons for getting involved and the taboos they hope to challenge among their peers.

The black golfers saving men's lives

15 Mar 2018

For the last six years, the African Caribbean Golf Association has been challenging taboos and raising awareness of a disease that hits one-in-four black men. We meet four of its members and find out how it all began.

West Indies cricketing legend reveals how he lost his brother to prostate cancer

7 Sep 2017

In the same week we uncovered GPs' shocking lack of knowledge about black men's increased risk, Michael Holding, former West Indies fast bowler, told cricket fans how prostate cancer has affected his family and called on black men to face their risk head on.

Shock survey reveals half of UK GPs are ‘drastically’ unaware of black men’s increased risk

5 Sep 2017

Courtney Pine, Gladstone Small and Paul Barber are the latest black celebrities to join our Stronger Knowing More campaign, after our worrying new poll raises fears of a fatal lack of awareness among doctors and patients about black men's higher risk of prostate cancer.

Linford Christie: "Beating prostate cancer is a marathon, not a sprint"

4 Aug 2017

As the IAAF World Championships kicks off in London this weekend, legendary sprinter Linford Christie – one of the famous faces fronting our Stronger Knowing More campaign – tells us about his career-defining moment 25 years ago when he clinched Olympic gold, and how he's helping to raise awareness of black men's increased risk of prostate cancer.

Celebrities bring show of strength and awareness to Birmingham festival

19 Jul 2017

Footballers Viv Anderson, Matt Murray and Joleon Lescott are among the famous names who have donated prized possessions that inspire strength to our Stronger Knowing More exhibition at the Simmer Down Festival this weekend, raising awareness of black men's increased risk of prostate cancer and the need to get talking about it.

Famous faces front taboo-busting billboard campaign urging black men to know their risk

16 Jan 2017

Boxer David Haye, Chuka Umunna MP and Olympic medallist Linford Christie are among the black celebrities leading the charge in a major new awareness drive by Prostate Cancer UK to alert black men about their increased risk of the most common cancer in men.

Chuka Umunna MP calls on black men to 'wise up' about their higher risk of prostate cancer

21 Jul 2016

The Labour MP for Streatham pledges his support to Prostate Cancer UK to help raise awareness among black men, who have double the risk of white men of developing the disease, as we continue to fund research into why this ethnic discrepancy exists.

"My dad never got the chance to meet his granddaughter"

18 May 2016

Before his death from prostate cancer, Phil Griffith's dad encouraged all five of his sons to get a PSA test. Now with a young son of his own to worry about, Phil wants no black man to ignore their increased risk of the disease.