The Stephen and Martin Appeal

Supported by Radio 4

The Stephen and Martin Appeal will air on BBC Radio 4 on 16th of December 2018 at 07:55 and 21:26. It will be repeated on 20th of December at 15:27.

What is the appeal about?

Comedian, writer and TV presenter Stephen Fry and adventurer and businessman Martin Dallison have teamed up to support the Prostate Cancer Research Centre’s Radio 4 appeal. The appeal, to be broadcast on December 16th 2018, highlights why men over the age of 45 should get themselves checked for prostate cancer and the importance of investing in new treatments. Martin didn’t receive a PSA test until it was too late and the cancer had spread outside of his prostate to his bones. Martin very sadly passed away on November 19th. The radio 4 appeal provides an opportunity for him to prevent future generations of men from suffering what Martin went through.

Stephen Fry's experience of prostate cancer

Stephen Fry spoke about his diagnosis and treatment last Christmas. His openness about his experience has resulted in what’s been dubbed the ‘Fry Effect’ with the NHS seeing a significant increase in the number of men requesting PSA tests. In March this year Stephen also agreed to be a Patron for Prostate Cancer Research Centre’s Future 5 Campaign. Future 5 aims to raise enough money to fund five new research projects to effectively treat prostate cancer in the next five years.

Why is it important?

Every year 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer with one in three men receiving the news their cancer is inoperable. Prostate Cancer Research Centre exists for these men.

The Radio 4 appeal hopes to reach millions of listeners and save lives. Prostate Cancer Research Centre is asking people to listen and share Stephen and Martin’s story. Please listen in to the Appeal and share it with your friends and family. By helping to raise the profile of the appeal you will enable a new immunotherapy treatment to be trialled as early as next year.

Martin was always adamant that the Appeal would go ahead despite him being very ill at the time of recording. We are hugely grateful for everything he achieved for PCRC. We send our heartfelt condolences to all his family and friends.

Learn more about the appeal

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Donate to The Stephen and Martin Appeal

Please give what you can to this appeal and help us continue to work towards finding better treatments for men with prostate cancer

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