Prostate Cancer News: Below you will find news articles in chronological order (latest at the top). You will find interesting news, events, stories, latest testing and research, activities and much more.
Michael Sharpe, a trustee of Somerset Prostate Support Association, will be cycling 46 miles on Sunday 16th August to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Research. An active 75-year-old, he was originally booked to take part in RideLondon 46, but this was cancelled. Instead, the ride will be through the Somerset Levels.
Michael is also an Ambassador for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre and captain of Taunton Running Club.
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Prostate Cancer has been convincing linked to the sexually transmitted HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) for the first time.
Experts have found that a significant number of prostate cancer cases are highly likely to have been caused by the same virus that causes cervical cancer in women. Researchers suggest that the HPV vaccine might lower the risk of prostate cancer. Routinely given to teenage girls since 2008, the vaccine was recently given to boys aged between 12 and 13.
Source: Daily Mail
Prostate cancer is set to become the UK's most common form of cancer within a decade, amid warnings that more than half of cases are being diagnosed late, a major report warns. The research shows deaths from the disease have reached a record high - with more than 12,000 cases a year, up almost a fifth in a decade The new analysis shows that just 47 per cent of cases are being spotted at an early stage, when it is far less deadly. Despite medical advances in the field, and Government pledges to speed up diagnosis, that figure has remained stubbornly unchanged since 2012. Experts warned that without major breakthroughs, the disease is set to replace breast cancer as the most common form of cancer being diagnosed in the UK.
Source: PC News