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How playing the long game and your donations led to mpMRI breakthrough

20 Jan 2017

BLOG: Today's announcement about mpMRI scans before a biopsy is a game-changer for prostate cancer diagnosis. But without Prostate Cancer UK's funding of a pilot project in 2010 thanks to your donations, this ground-breaking research would never have happened, says Dr Ian Le Guillou.

Only a third of men currently benefit from 'biggest leap forward in diagnosis for decades'

20 Jan 2017

After today's confirmation that mpMRI scans before a biopsy can radically improve the accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis, figures reveal that just 32% of eligible men currently have access to the procedure because of a shortage of scanners and qualified staff to use them in the NHS.

Famous faces front taboo-busting billboard campaign urging black men to know their risk

16 Jan 2017

Boxer David Haye, Chuka Umunna MP and Olympic medallist Linford Christie are among the black celebrities leading the charge in a major new awareness drive by Prostate Cancer UK to alert black men about their increased risk of the most common cancer in men.

12,000 miles with a bucket: the football fundraiser who's travelled to 64 matches

13 Jan 2017

Super-volunteer Mark Vosper has cumulatively travelled half-way around the globe, raising funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK as a Men United Match Day volunteer. We find out why he does it.

What a difference a year in research makes

29 Dec 2016

BLOG: We're only 12 months into our ten-year strategy to tame prostate cancer, but that doesn't mean we haven't already made exciting progress. Our resident expert, Dr Ian Le Guillou, gives us his top ten biggest research breakthroughs (in no particular order) from 2016.

New laser-activated drug: shining a light on focal therapy

20 Dec 2016

A new type of treatment for early-stage prostate cancer, using lasers to target tumours without damaging surrounding tissue, could offer a choice for men to avoid surgery or radiotherapy. But further research is needed to determine which cancers it's most suited to and the long-term side effects.

Sheila's ten steps to a happy sponsored walk

20 Dec 2016

When Sheila McNulty’s husband Tony was diagnosed with prostate cancer, her Bolton Wanderers-supporting family and friends decided to step out with a smile in support of him. She gives us her step-by-step guide to organising a fundraising walk that will make everyone smile.

Darts ace Wolfie takes aim at prostate cancer in new partnership with sport

16 Dec 2016

Three-time world champion Martin 'Wolfie' Adams has dominated the darts circuit for over 30 years. As Prostate Cancer UK announces a new partnership with the British Darts Organisation, he tells us about his toughest opponent yet following his diagnosis with prostate cancer earlier this year.

"I know that Walter would be proud of me and the girls"

14 Dec 2016

On Day 14 of our Christmas advent calendar, we celebrate Jean Holloway’s incredible fundraising, the knitted Santa that took her past £15,000, and her late husband Walter, who's memory she does it all in.

National Prostate Cancer Audit results: most men happy with curative treatment but overtreatment still a problem

14 Dec 2016

The Royal College of Surgeons finds 90 per cent of men who had surgery or radiotherapy to cure their prostate cancer on the English NHS rated their care as very good. But Prostate Cancer UK is concerned that over-treatment of men with low-risk localised disease hasn't declined.