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How your support led to Theresa May’s £75 million research promise and why we can't stop now

11 Apr 2018

BLOG: After Theresa May’s announcement of £75 million for prostate cancer research, Ian le Guillou looks at how government and charity funding work together and how your support is critical to bag the big bucks needed for major breakthroughs.

Theresa May joins mission to stop prostate cancer being a killer revealing £75m research fund

9 Apr 2018

The Prime Minister is making the biggest prostate cancer funding announcement we have seen – a move we hope will make a significant contribution to our bid to stop prostate cancer taking lives.

Behind the headlines: Symptoms, screening and PSA – should I have a test?

6 Mar 2018

This week the PSA test is in the media spotlight after results from a large prostate cancer trial were released. So what should men do if they are worried about prostate cancer? Who should have a PSA test? Our Specialist Nurse, Ali Rooke sets out the facts.

One-stop-shop pilot for diagnosing suspected prostate cancer scoops headlines

5 Mar 2018

This weekend, national media picked up a story that we reported in November about an NHS England scheme trialling a “one-stop-shop” process for diagnosing prostate cancer. The story was picked up from The Daily Mail, who have recently begun a prostate cancer campaign after being moved by our news that prostate cancer is now the third biggest cancer killer.

Hormone therapy shortage should only last a few months says drugs industry body

25 Jan 2018

After we investigated complaints from men unable to get hold of the off-patent prostate cancer drug, bicalutamide, the British Generic Manufacturers' Association has told us problems with supply shouldn't last long.

Behind the scenes of drug approvals: what we’re doing to get you access to the best possible treatments

9 Jan 2018

BLOG: BLOG: When a successful clinical trial of a new treatment is reported, what happens next? Even the most exciting new methods still have a long way to go before doctors can prescribe them. Behind the scenes, we work to try and make sure these treatments get to the men who need them. This month, Policy Manager, Tim Windle, is in the thick of it in a bid to get a combination therapy for advanced disease approved.

New data shows men wait four times longer to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than women with breast cancer

19 Dec 2017

Results of a report released today have shown that the average time it takes for a man to receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer in England is 56 days following referral – far longer than the 28 day target that health officials are working towards and the average 14 day diagnosis period for breast cancer. We look into the reasons behind this dramatic difference and what is being done about it.

Jeremy Hunt announces boost to cancer workforce as report claims Cancer Strategy behind on targets

5 Dec 2017

At a conference in London this week, Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, announced plans to increase the number of specialists employed by the NHS to improve cancer diagnosis and care. But despite this welcome news, some important staffing shortfalls still need to be addressed.

National Prostate Cancer Audit reveals fewer men being undertreated but many still diagnosed too late

21 Nov 2017

A report released by the Royal College of Surgeons shows more men are getting an appropriate level of treatment, but issues with late diagnosis persist and uptake of mpMRI has been patchy. However, a pilot scheme also announced today offers a promising step forward.

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.