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Behind the Headlines: The prostate cancer 'spit test'

12 Jun 2018

Across the papers today is news of a 'spit test' to help diagnose prostate cancer. It’s a promising step forward in genetics, but we still need better tests for diagnosis.

"Cars were bumping me out of the way and people trying to mug me"

11 Jun 2018

Five months after beginning his global fundraising challenge of running a marathon in all 196 countries, Nick Butter has just clocked up his 50th in Togo. We spoke to him after his 49th in Ghana about the challenges of washing his clothes, avoiding stray dogs and staying alive in Haiti.

Me, my dad and prostate cancer

11 Jun 2018

This Father's Day, there will be thousands of families dealing with prostate cancer – and many more remembering dads who have died from the disease. Four of our supporters share their experiences and what makes their dad so special.

"My dad was always the joker and loved to make everyone laugh"

7 Jun 2018

When Marlene Graham joked with her ageing father about his sore hip, neither of them had any idea it was the onset of aggressive prostate cancer that would ultimately claim his life just a few months later. She recalls how she went into denial at the time, the customary humour with which her Dad confronted death, and the remarkable events that led her to work for Prostate Cancer UK more than a decade later.

NICE decision on abiraterone could take away best hope for some men with incurable disease

6 Jun 2018

BLOG: Abiraterone should continue to be available on the NHS and opened up to all men with newly diagnosed advanced prostated cancer, argues our policy manager Tim Windle, as the UK’s drug guidelines body is set to rule on the future of the treatment.

New type of immune treatment shows early promise for advanced prostate cancer

5 Jun 2018

An early-stage trial of the immunotherapy drug, pembrolizumab, has proven it to be effective for a small number of men with incurable disease. We take a closer a look at how it works and what we're doing to bring the benefits of immunotherapy to many more men with prostate cancer.

My volunteering pledge

1 Jun 2018

To celebrate the start of Volunteers' Week, we asked members of our Leadership team to tell us why volunteering is so important at Prostate Cancer UK and to share how they’re planning to spend their time volunteering this year.

Pint and a fight against prostate cancer: meet our brilliant Men United Arms winners

25 May 2018

Our judges have pored over more than 650 entrants to our pub fundraising competition, all of them doing brilliant, inspiring and often wacky things to help support us with our vital work. But there could be only two winners and we spoke to them both about their extraordinary bar-based efforts.

The EFL helps us raise £4m over six seasons as the final whistle blows on official partnership

24 May 2018

Jeff Stelling thanks the league for helping us raise the astonishing sum and the profile of prostate cancer since we became the EFL's Official Charity Partner in 2012. We look back at all the match day collections, marches and rides that helped us get there and find out where the money is going.

The bus driver, his beloved wife and her march to stop other men dying from prostate cancer

23 May 2018

Keith and Angela Benson's world was turned upside down late last year, after Keith was diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer. They tell us how they're adapting to new roles within their marriage as they cope with the difficult side effects of treatment, and why they're proud to be joining our March for Men in London.