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Wrexham nurse wins People’s Choice Award for outstanding commitment to prostate cancer patients

27 Nov 2018

Voted for by her colleagues, patients and their families, Sandie Jones scoops our inaugural award for her extraordinary 20-year career caring for men – from biopsy to post-treatment support. We spoke to her and one of her grateful patients, and find out why we're campaigning for more nurses like Sandie across the UK.

We welcome health officials’ plans for a new Northern Ireland cancer strategy

22 Nov 2018

After years of us campaigning, Northern Ireland's Department of Health says it's now likely to develop a strategy for the only Home Nation without one – and we're making sure prostate cancer is a key part of it.

Kevin Webber wins JustGiving Award on fourth anniversary of incurable cancer diagnosis

21 Nov 2018

After he received the Endurance Fundraiser of the Year Award last night, we reveal the devastating email Kevin sent to his work colleagues when he first found out he had advanced prostate cancer, and show some exclusive clips from a new documentary being made about him.

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.

Michael Cox's Dutch football quiz

30 Oct 2018

Ahead of next year's Football to Amsterdam cycle ride, we’re celebrating all things orange with a Dutch football quiz. And who better to ask the questions than Zonal Marking’s football guru, Michael Cox. Proost!

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

26 Oct 2018

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.

"Dad would be over the moon about the new research – you need hope going up against prostate cancer"

26 Oct 2018

Hayley Yarnley knows how much our new precision medicine research programme could have helped her father, Bernie, who died from advanced prostate cancer last December. She describes how the births of her children kept him going during his treatment, and why he was convinced scientists would one day find a cure.

“To be honest, I was a bit annoyed by my prostate cancer. I was just approaching retirement”

24 Oct 2018

Nominated by Bill Louden, his best friend for 60 years, Alan Rew has just been announced as McEwan's fourth McNificent Man in our fundraising and awareness partnership with the Scottish brewer. He tells us about overcoming prostate cancer in 2015, how Tai Chi has helped him and why Bill is such a good friend.

We call for upfront radiotherapy for some men with advanced disease to extend more than 3,000 lives a year

22 Oct 2018

The latest results from the STAMPEDE trial have shown immediate radiotherapy with standard hormone therapy could increase the survival of thousands of men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer that hasn't spread too widely. We're now calling for the treatment to be offered to these men as standard on the NHS.