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

21 Jan 2019

BLOG: Today is Blue Monday – supposedly the most depressing day of the year. But for some people coping with the fallout of prostate cancer, mental health can be a year-round struggle. Viral selfie star Kurt Jewson describes how post-traumatic stress disorder followed his diagnosis with advanced prostate cancer, and why he's learnt not to fight it.

NHS Long Term Plan verdict: a basis for saving more lives but limited on treatments and staffing

8 Jan 2019

BLOG: This week, the Government unveiled its new 10-year plan for the NHS in England. We scrutinised all 136 pages of it to find out what impacts it could have for men being treated or diagnosed for prostate cancer, and how it could help – or hinder – our own plans.

Spit tests and virtual fingers: our top 10 research highlights from 2018

31 Dec 2018

BLOG: Dr Ian Le Guillou looks back on the past 12 months of prostate cancer breakthroughs, picking out the ones that made the biggest splash and previewing what we can look forward to in 2019.

"It breaks my heart that 12,000 more families, like mine, will be missing a loved one this Christmas"

17 Dec 2018

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 showing their support by hanging our ‘Man of Men’ decoration on their tree.

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.

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.