Catch up on all of our latest press coverage.

Improving radiotherapy

Professor Bart Cornelissen and Dr Tiffany Chan appeared on BBC South Today to discuss their PCR-funded project combining radiotherapy with other drugs to improve patient outcomes.


Raising awareness of the increased risk of prostate cancer in Black men

We teamed up with cancer care provider GenesisCare and Linford Christie OBE, Olympian and Prostate Cancer Campaigner.


Stark stats show one in four black men will develop prostate cancer

One in four black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer compared to an eighth of males from other ethnicities.

But despite the stark statistics, research has found just under a quarter (24 per cent) of black men are aware of the higher risks.

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‘Knowing my cancer risk saved my life’: Wiltshire man warns others to be aware

A Wiltshire man who survived prostate cancer is warning other black men they are twice as likely as white men to develop the disease, and says his own awareness saved his life.

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One in four black men diagnosed with prostate cancer – the 7 signs to watch out for

ONE in four black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime as under a quarter know they are at a higher risk, a survey has revealed.

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Linford Christie in ‘shock’ over co-star Sarah Harding as he urges fans to discuss cancer

LINFORD CHRISTIE has opened up on his aim to encourage people to speak about cancer while urging fans to get health checks to catch the disease as early as possible.

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Prostate cancer survivor & music therapist Alphonso Archer and PCR Head of Research Dr Naomi Elster spoke to 5 News as part of our work with GenesisCare and Linford Christie OBE to raise awareness of the increased risk of prostate cancer in black men.

Men’s Health Awareness Month 2021

Together with cancer care provider GenesisCare and Dominic Littlewood, TV presenter and prostate cancer survivor, we aimed to empower men at every stage of their prostate cancer journey.


Women more likely than men to spot signs of prostate cancer, poll suggests

A study of 2,000 adults found 78 per cent of men are also unaware of the physical symptoms which could indicate an issue. In fact, women are 27 per cent more likely to know the signs to look out for, and a third (34 per cent) of the men who have received a prostate cancer diagnosis admitted that it was their partner who raised the alarm.

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Nearly half of men have no idea where prostate is – or how to spot signs of an issue

Nearly half of men have no idea where their prostate is, and are unaware of the physical symptoms which could indicate an issue, according to research. A study of 2,000 adults revealed that women – who do not have a prostate – are 27 percent more likely to know the signs to look out for in a man.

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Almost half of men don’t know where the prostate is, study finds

Nearly half of men have no idea where the prostate is, according to research. A study of 2,000 adults found 78 per cent of men are also unaware of the physical symptoms which could indicate an issue.

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Prostate cancer: Men oblivious about the location of the prostate, study finds

Do you know where your prostate is? A study has revealed that almost half of men have no clue where it is…

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Allan Lamb interview: 'Put your egos aside and don't be afraid to get checked'

A huge thank you to Allan Lamb for opening up about his experiences with prostate cancer & highlighting our work in The Telegraph.


‘Please do not be too macho- get tested for prostate cancer’

Former England batsman Lamb is being treated for prostate cancer and tells men not to die ‘from embarrassment’. Since revealing he has the disease, he has been inundated with support and is urging others to get checked.

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Raconteur Combatting Cancer Report

We appeared alongside other leading cancer charities in Raconteur's Combatting Cancer Report which is distributed by The Times.


Combating Cancer 2021

Let’s Talk About The Hard Things

Earlier this year, Prostate Cancer Research (PCR), in partnership with Tackle Prostate Cancer and pharmaceutical company Ipsen, launched a nationwide survey to better understand the experiences faced by people living with prostate cancer, particularly in relation to the challenges patients face with treatment side effects.


Breaking down taboos of prostate cancer – Calne man tells his story

A Calne cancer survivor is hoping his story will help others, and has volunteered to go public in a charity campaign.

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Harlow-based Boxing promoter Ambrose Mendy backs campaign to break down taboos around prostate cancer treatment side effects

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Dad with ‘no pain or major symptoms’ given devastating cancer news

Michael Woolley was diagnosed with prostate cancer in August 2018, after a chat with his work friend encouraged him to get checked out.

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‘Prostate cancer treatment killed our sex drive and gave us hot flushes but we’re fighting the stigma’

When Mark Dalloway, 57, learned he carried the BRCA2 gene mutation, he knew he had to take action.

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Announcing our new research projects

In April 2020, we invited researchers to submit proposals and recently announced the scientist who were awarded funding.


London scientist receives nearly £500k in funding for prostate cancer research

A group of London scientists are receiving funding to fill the gaps in the research landscape of prostate cancer.

Dr Claire fletcher is one of those behind the research and spoke to James about how the research and how she’ll be using the funding.

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A new blood test to detect cancer

PCR CEO, Oliver Kemp, appeared on Sky News to discuss a new blood test to detect 50 types of cancer being piloted by the NHS and what this will mean for prostate cancer patients


Living with prostate cancer: how has COVID-19 affected you?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had huge impacts on everyone in society. Earlier this year, we launched our survey, 'Living with prostate cancer: how has COVID-19 affected you?'


Newly diagnosed cancer patients are being forced to contact specialist over phone or video call

Findings show the proportion of those told they have prostate cancer who don’t get an initial face-to-face consultation has risen eight-fold.

Newly diagnosed cancer patients are being forced to speak to their specialist over the phone or via video call rather than in person, experts have warned.

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The impact of COVID-19 on charities

PCR CEO, Oliver Kemp, discussed the impact that COVID-19 is having on charities in the UK on Sky News.


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