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Shortage of radiologists could hold back ‘biggest leap forward in prostate cancer diagnosis in decades’

12 Oct 2017

Plans to rollout mpMRI scans before a first biopsy for all UK men suspected of prostate cancer are under threat, as long-term vacancies and increasing demand put a strain on the NHS's radiology services.

Study finds early docetaxel and abiraterone equally effective

8 Sep 2017

Prostate Cancer UK welcomes new data from the STAMPEDE trial that clarifies there is no difference in the benefits offered by both treatments for men newly diagnosed with advanced disease, but now we want the option of earlier abiraterone made available to all men.

Urgent review called for in Northern Ireland after years of ‘unacceptable’ long-distance surgeries revealed

17 Aug 2017

Prostate Cancer UK is urging health authorities to improve access to prostatectomy treatment for men in Northern Ireland, after reports of delays and inadequate support for patients being flown to England for surgery.

Gap in provision of specialist cancer nurses across NHS Trusts in England is simply not good enough

28 Jul 2017

BLOG: The latest results of the Cancer Patient Experience Survey for the NHS in England show a worrying decline in the number of men with prostate cancer who say they've been given the name of a Cancer Nurse Specialist for support. Prostate Cancer UK's Jade Fairfax takes a closer look at the figures and explains and why things could be even worse next year.

Three key questions to ask your election candidates about prostate cancer

4 May 2017

The General Election is fast approaching and we want to know how political parties will answer our concerns facing men and families affected by prostate cancer. So here's what to ask when they come knocking – plus the facts to back them up.

29,000 voices backed our petition, but the NHS is still going ahead with their proposed plans

31 Mar 2017

We handed in our ‘Don’t delay funding for vital new drugs and treatments’ petition to NHS England, to urge them to reconsider plans for a new spending cap on treatments. We received an incredible 29,006 signatures, but unfortunately the outcome wasn’t what we hoped for.

‘Unacceptable’ NHS cost cap threatens next generation of prostate cancer treatments

14 Mar 2017

Thousands of men could be delayed or denied life-saving new drugs under plans to cap spending by NHS England, prompting "serious concern" and an online petition from leading health and care charities.

Progress and promise in a fast-moving year since the launch of our life-saving strategy

3 Mar 2017

BLOG: It's been 12 months since we launched our ambitious plan to halve prostate cancer deaths in a decade, and we’ve already taken some huge steps towards our goal. Our chief executive, Angela Culhane, reflects on the progress we’ve made and the exciting work still to come.

We’re urging the Prime Minister to end the NHS crisis - and we're ready to help

15 Feb 2017

BLOG: Today, Prostate Cancer UK and 67 other charities signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister, urging the government to use the Spring Budget to give the NHS the money it needs to end the current crisis. Our Change Delivery Manager, Martin Abrams, explains why the NHS's whole future is at stake.

Only a third of men currently benefit from 'biggest leap forward in diagnosis for decades'

20 Jan 2017

After today's confirmation that mpMRI scans before a biopsy can radically improve the accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis, figures reveal that just 32% of eligible men currently have access to the procedure because of a shortage of scanners and qualified staff to use them in the NHS.