More cures, less harm
Prostate cancer is harming too many men, in exchange for too few cures
If prostate cancer is caught in time, when it's still localised and contained within the prostate, we have treatments that can cure it. But these treatments can leave men with life-long harm from side effects like incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
But if prostate cancer escapes outside the prostate, and develops into an advanced form of the disease, men’s treatment options become limited. At this stage the disease is no longer curable.
Some men’s cancer is only caught at this advanced stage. Others are diagnosed when their cancer is still contained in the prostate, but initial treatments fail and their cancer eventually comes back in an advanced and incurable form. And some men are incorrectly diagnosed with ‘curable’ cancer, which in reality has already spread.
We believe men deserve better. They deserve a future where they don’t have to fear being harmed by treatments, not being diagnosed in time, or having their cancer return. They deserve a future where their lives and bodies are not harmed by prostate cancer.
By 2030, we aim to have made real and tangible progress to:
- Reduce the number of men diagnosed too late or inaccurately, at a stage where there is no chance of curing their disease.
- Reduce the number of men whose initial treatments fail, leaving their cancer to recur in an incurable form.
- Reduce harm from life-changing side effects that are a consequence of treating localised disease.
Ultimately, we want a future with more cures, and less harm. It’s a future we know is possible. And it’s a future we know men deserve.