Showing 12 articles tagged 'Genetics':

"The hereditary problem shocked me," says Christopher Timothy after revealing his 'secret' prostate cancer

18 Jun 2018

The Eastenders actor tells the Sunday Express he hid his cancer from his children for five years, but chose Father's Day to go public and warn others after speaking to us about the family risks of the disease.

Behind the Headlines: The prostate cancer 'spit test'

12 Jun 2018

Across the papers today is news of a 'spit test' to help diagnose prostate cancer. It’s a promising step forward in genetics, but we still need better tests for diagnosis.

Genetics researchers find new avenues for prostate cancer treatments

17 Apr 2018

An international group of researchers has identified dozens more genes that are potentially involved in the growth of prostate cancer. This could lead to new ways of treating the disease.

Obesity link to the spread of prostate cancer made clearer in new genetic research

26 Jan 2018

US scientists experimenting on mice have discovered that a high-fat diet as well as genetics can determine whether localised prostate cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Dr Sophie Lutter takes an in-depth look at the science and what it could mean for men with the disease.

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.

Discovery of ‘metastatic signature’ raises hopes of early identification of lethal disease

29 Sep 2017

Deciding whether 'to treat or not to treat' localised prostate cancer is one of the biggest dilemmas for men and their doctors. Now new research from one of our Centres of Excellence could help identify which cancers are likely to spread and which are harmless.

Researchers discover new genetic signature for aggressive prostate cancer

1 Mar 2017

We welcome today's reports of a new test by scientists at the University of East Anglia to determine whether a prostate cancer is aggressive or not, but the tell-tale pattern of 45 specific genes hasn't yet been proven to work for all men.

What a difference a year in research makes

29 Dec 2016

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 new research grants hope to make liquid biopsies a clinical reality

17 Aug 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.

How liquid biopsies are helping us read the ‘crime scene’ of prostate cancer

17 Aug 2016

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.