Showing 116 articles tagged

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.

Behind the headlines: Is new radiotherapy a miracle cure for men ‘for whom there was no hope’?

26 Sep 2017

A type of radiotherapy that shapes radiation beams to tumors has grabbed headlines today. But more in-depth trials, already underway, are needed to give a clearer picture of the benefit for men.

Ovarian cancer drug could help more men with prostate cancer than first thought

5 Sep 2017

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.

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.

Our top tips for coping with fatigue in the hot weather

1 Aug 2017

The hot summer weather can exacerbate the fatigue experienced by many men undergoing prostate cancer treatment. So our Specialist Nurse, Meg Burgess, explains what things you can do to help manage the discomfort – including the merits of a Mediterranean-style siesta.

New blood test results reveal potential of liquid biopsies to deliver precision medicine for prostate cancer

19 Jun 2017

Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research have created a powerful new three-in-one blood test, which could help doctors monitor whether a treatment is working and how a man's cancer is responding. We examine the results and find out why it's another step in the creation of targeted treatments for prostate cancer.

New STAMPEDE trial results show earlier abiraterone could improve survival of men with advanced prostate cancer

3 Jun 2017

Announced by researchers at a cancer conference in Chicago, the new findings show earlier and combined use of existing treatments can have a significant impact on advanced disease, but questions remain about its suitability for all men.

New blood test could help ‘personalise’ treatment for advanced prostate cancer and save NHS cash

4 May 2017

New research funded by Prostate Cancer UK has discovered a blood test that can predict which men's cancer won't respond to certain hormone therapy, so they can pick the treatment that works for them while saving the NHS potentially huge sums on otherwise wasted drugs.

"My prostate cancer was only discovered when a scorpion stung me in Spain"

27 Apr 2017

When the Sunday Mirror's editor, Gary Jones, fell ill after a holiday in Spain, it led to a shock diagnosis and urgent surgery to remove his prostate. He recalls the rollercoaster of emotions he experienced since then and explains why his life will never be the same again.

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.