Meeting the Challenge
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer killer in men, killing 30 men a day in the UK. If breakthroughs are not made, it could kill 50 men a day by 2035. Even though the number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK has shot up by 41% since the early 1990s, money being spent on prostate cancer research is decreasing. Between 2016/17 and 2017/18 there was a 13.5% drop in the amount of money spent on prostate cancer research in the UK, according to figures from the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI). Our new grants will increase the amount of money spent on prostate cancer research in the UK by almost 10%. Between these new projects and our existing projects in King’s College London and Cardiff University, we’ve committed to spending at least £3.5 million on prostate cancer research in the next few years.