Showing 156 articles tagged 'Blog':

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.

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.

From hi-tech scans to ripped genes: another year of breakthrough research

28 Dec 2017

BLOG: Dr Ian Le Guillou looks back at some of 2017's highlights from the world of prostate cancer research – all of which we had a hand in bringing about thanks to your generous donations.

“It breaks my heart that 11,000 more families, like mine, will be missing a grandfather, father, husband, brother or son this Christmas”

22 Dec 2017

BLOG: For our chief executive, Angela Culhane and her family, there will always be someone missing from their table at Christmas. She tells us about the men who will be in her thoughts this year, and the work we’re doing to change the game for them, as she joins thousands of our supporters hanging our ‘Man of Men’ decoration as part of our Christmas appeal.

“Kevin Sinfield has inspired me during my treatment. England will need 80 minutes of his attitude and determination to beat the Aussies”

30 Nov 2017

BLOG: Bill Arthur, the Sky Sports presenter, has mixed emotions in the run up to the rugby league World Cup final this weekend between England and Australia. In this exclusive blog, he reflects on the six-year anniversary of his diagnosis with prostate cancer, how friends and family have supported him through his treatment, and what his Sky Sports colleagues think England need to do to win on Saturday.

"I realised saving my leg for another day that may not happen was both selfish and hypocritical"

16 Nov 2017

BLOG: Having helped raise more than £200k for us since he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in 2014, our incredible ambassador Kevin Webber has been chosen as the Charity Champion for this year's #GivingTuesday initiative. In this exclusive blog he describes his latest ultramarathon in the wilds of Iceland, and why helping a friend finish his own marathon challenge afterwards was worth a very painful leg.

"I didn’t want to have to explain myself as a gay man to other people"

10 Nov 2017

BLOG: Having grown up being silenced and marginalised as a gay man, Martin Wells was floored by another societal taboo in later life after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. He tells us how he was driven to find support and why he's delighted by our new online support group for men like him.

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.

"Prostate cancer was life-changing but I was adamant about continuing to make music"

26 Jul 2017

BLOG: Philip Rambow – lead singer of the legendary 70s pub rock group, The Winkies – has reformed his hit band, The Tex Pistols, to raise money for us, having undergone treatment for prostate cancer in 2010. He describes the depression he experienced after his diagnosis at 55 and how his wife and music helped to lift him out of it.