Spring 2022 innovation event

Hear about innovations and projects from across the prostate cancer community.

Overview

In our Spring 2022 edition, we brought together over 70 stakeholders invested in transforming prostate cancer pathways to help tackle inequalities.

  • Representatives from the South East London Cancer Alliance and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, Janikke Nordlund (Patient Involvement Lead) and Simeon Greene (Member of National Cancer Programme and patient representative). Together they showcased how a co-production approach was used to establish a local support group for Black men with prostate cancer (video section 0:03.45 - 0:29.45). Their approach highlights key principles to establishing peer-to-peer support groups, the importance of engagement, and involvement of men from the very start to produce the best outcomes. 

  • We then heard from Dr Lucy Brindle (Associate Professor in Early Diagnosis Research, University of Southampton) on her research which focuses on the prostate cancer treatment decision making stages of the pathway; which is part of the Movember TrueNTH Understanding Consequences study. Dr Brindle covers a range of tested interventions and tools which can be implemented to improve support for men, their partner and family, when it comes to choosing a treatment (video section 0:29.45 - 0:53.50).

  • Modupe Dosunmu (Senior Project Manager) from the Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance came along to tell us about their project to engage locally within their Black communities to increase awareness of prostate cancer. Modupe's project is part of the wider roll-out of Rapid Diagnostic Services (RDS) in the area. Working closely with local primary care, Modupe and her team delivered a Cancer Alliance wide awareness campaign, including multi-media awareness messaging and a face to face 'Health Talk' event which attracted over 90 people to attended.

  • Jemma Jones (Communications Lead) and Duke Harrison-Hunter (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Pompey in the Community) on behalf of Wessex Cancer Alliance talked about their 'Let's Talk About Prostate Cancer' campaign to mark World Cancer Day 2022. Working in partnership with Wessex Voices and Dorset Race Equality Council they delivered a 4 week campaign through social media to raise awareness of prostate cancer in Black men. They also delivered a webinar for primary care professionals to help increase understanding.

Want to know more?

If you're interested in finding out more about these projects please contact the speakers directly:

Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance - [email protected]

Wessex Cancer Alliance - [email protected] 

Understanding consequences - [email protected] 

South East London Cancer Alliance / Guy's St Thomas' - [email protected] 

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Do you have an innovation or project to share?

If you'd like to tell us, and others, about a project or innovation you have led on which has improved the prostate cancer pathway for men, you can get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] 

We're interested in hearing about projects in the following areas and happy to hear about others not listed:

  • Prostate cancer risk awareness campaigns.
  • Diagnosing prostate cancer earlier, e.g. the faster diagnostic standard, optimal timed pathway for prostate cancer and rapid diagnostics.
  • Nurse-led triage.
  • Implementation of mpMRI and LATP biopsy.
  • Personalised care and supported self-management.