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 Health and Social Care. Several hundred men 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.
Thankfully, this collective effort has achieved a great deal – we are now in a position where all of the drugs we have campaigned on are routinely available on the NHS throughout the UK.
However, we know we have a very exciting next generation of treatments in the research pipeline for prostate cancer, so despite this great progress we are still working hard to make sure men will continue to be able to access the best treatments in the future. For more detailed updates keep an eye on our campaigns pages for the latest updates, or sign up for our newsletter.