The PCRC is the only UK charity solely focused on researching advanced prostate cancer. Our mission is to use science to turn yesterday’s hope into tomorrow’s reality, so that the next generation of men have better therapies, enabling them to live longer and happier lives. Research, and our community of patients, carers and supporters are at the centre of all we do.
We recently started an ambitious five year strategy, which will help us deliver substantially more investment into research. We are a small charity, but this year, we spent over £1 million on research for the first time in a single year. As we continue to grow, we hope to invest even more. This year we are funding four research projects; next year we will fund seven.
But it’s not enough for us to simply fund research. We will fund the very best research, the research which has the most meaning for men with advanced prostate cancer and their families. We are currently reviewing our research strategy, and will be publishing our new research strategy in early 2019.
In the meantime, our old Research Strategy is available here.
PCRC is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). The way we invest in research conforms to their five principles — accountability, balance, independence of decision-making, rotation of scientific advisers and impartiality. We also endorse their Statement on the Use of Animals in Research.