What we're doing
Over the last few years breakthroughs in advanced prostate cancer treatments that can prolong and improve quality of life have been coming thick and fast. A key part of our work is to review the latest evidence from clinical trials, and to ensure that all men can access effective treatments that are right for them, no matter where they live in the UK.
We talk with people affected by prostate cancer so that we can use real life experiences to influence the UK health bodies who decide whether these drugs should be made routinely available via the NHS or HSC. Several hundred of you from across the UK have taken part in our various drug treatment surveys so far, which we use to inform our patient group submissions to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), urging them to make these treatments available - a huge thank you to everyone who has taken part.
We also influence through public media campaigns to draw extra attention to issues of accessing treatments - whether for a particular drug, an issue with the appraisal systems, or highlighting someone’s experience of care.
In addition to campaigns on specific drugs, we’ve been: influencing the reform of drug appraisal systems, feeding into the Accelerated Access Review, and responding to consultations on issues such as the Cancer Drugs Fund in England to make sure that men are getting access to the latest clinically effective treatments as quickly as possible. Keep an eye on our campaigns pages for the latest updates, or sign up for our newsletter.
Below are some of the drug treatments that are now available in at least one nation of the UK, some of which we are still currently pushing to be made available. We won’t stop working until the men who need them can access these treatments, no matter where they live.
If you are eligible for a treatment that has been approved for use, but you’re struggling to get access, then please contact us.