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The oxygen-boosting precision medicine that could make radiotherapy work for more men

5 Nov 2018

BLOG: Our research comms officer, Ruby Kell, explains how a promising new test we're funding could help identify men whose radiotherapy is likely to fail, then target them with a commonly-used drug that will stop the treatment from being thwarted.

Why the Chancellor has missed a trick on prostate cancer with his pre-Halloween Budget

31 Oct 2018

BLOG: Disappointingly, there were no announcements in the Budget that specifically support men with prostate cancer. But Philip Hammond did announce additional funding for NHS England. Our policy manager, Tim Windle, reflects on a missed opportunity and outlines what NHS England and the devolved nations must do now to improve the future for men with prostate cancer.

Advanced prostate cancer: your questions answered about the disease affecting Bill Turnbull

16 Oct 2018

BLOG: Like more than 15,000 men each year in the UK, Bill Turnbull was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer last November. Our Specialist Nurse, Emma Craske, answers some of the most commonly asked questions about the disease and where you can find more information and support.

Our five Budget demands: time to get serious about catching prostate cancer early

9 Oct 2018

BLOG: Ahead of the Budget announcement on 29 October, our chief executive Angela Culhane explains why now is the time to really crack earlier diagnosis of the most common cancer in men and the key investments needed to make sure it happens.

NICE decision on abiraterone could take away best hope for some men with incurable disease

6 Jun 2018

BLOG: Abiraterone should continue to be available on the NHS and opened up to all men with newly diagnosed advanced prostated cancer, argues our policy manager Tim Windle, as the UK’s drug guidelines body is set to rule on the future of the treatment.

“The active fight was the depression” – the hidden truth behind Kurt Jewson's latest selfie

11 May 2018

BLOG: With Mental Health Awareness Week this week, viral selfie star Kurt Jewson opens up about the post-traumatic stress disorder that followed his diagnosis with advanced prostate cancer more than two years ago, and why he's learnt not to fight it.

Get the peak-bagging bug: hints, tips and inspiration for your Mountain March

20 Apr 2018

BLOG: Whether you're tempted by the Three Peaks or looking to create your own summit challenge, hillwalking addict Dominic Bates tells you what to expect, how to prepare and where to explore for your perfect Mountain March.

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.

Where are the increased prostate cancer deaths coming from?

10 Feb 2018

BLOG: Angela Culhane, our CEO, discusses in further detail the reasons behind this change in figures announced last week.

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.