Prostate Cancer UK urges the country’s top scientists to be part of a groundbreaking new research initiative funded by The Movember Foundation.
Movember’s Centre of Excellence, the first of its kind in the UK, seeks to deliver a better future for men with prostate cancer by bringing together the cream of the UK’s research community.
The aim of the Centre, which will receive an initial £5million investment, is to uncover the answers to some of the toughest questions that remain in relation to the disease that affects an estimated 250,000 men in the UK.
Paul Villanti, Executive Director of Global Programmes at Movember, said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and is predicted to become the most common cancer overall by 2030. Despite this we still know shockingly little about it, and men have been left to make the best of diagnosis and treatment methods that are decades behind where we need to be. This is simply unacceptable and cannot be allowed to stand.
“Working with our colleagues at Prostate Cancer UK, Movember is delighted to announce our plans for a UK Centre of Excellence in prostate cancer research, dedicated to finding the answers to the many questions that still remain around a disease that kills one man every hour.
“Tens of thousands of mo-bros and mo-sistas have shown their determination to change the face of men’s health since the launch of Movember and we look forward to many more lending their support next month. Once up and running The Movember Centre of Excellence will be a lasting tribute to their endeavours. It would simply not be happening were it not for them. We cannot thank them enough.”
The Movember Centre of Excellence will act as a hub for UK prostate cancer research, working in collaboration with national and international research networks.
The centre will aim to ensure the speedy progression of new discoveries from their development in the lab to their roll-out throughout the country to the men who desperately need them.
The centre will also provide a world-class training base, passing on a golden inheritance of top UK based prostate cancer researchers to future generations.
Owen Sharp, Chief Executive of Prostate Cancer UK, said:
“We are both honoured and delighted to be working with The Movember Foundation to help develop the UK’s first centre of excellence for prostate cancer research. For far too long prostate cancer has been overlooked and neglected.
"Today’s announcement marks the next step along the road to putting things right.
"We look forward to bringing together the greatest minds in the world of prostate cancer to help find the solutions we need for a world where lives are no longer limited by the disease."
Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company number 2653887.
Campaigns & Issues
Jeremy Hunt hands responsibility for out-of-hours care back to GPs
The GP contract is set to be rewritten as part of reforms to out-of-hours care which will see general practice handed back responsibility for the care of patients around the clock.
Speaking at a King’s Fund conference yesterday, Jeremy Hunt said that GPs will not ‘personally’ have to be on call at all times but that they should have ‘sign-off’ to say they are happy with their patients’ care out of hours.
CSV continues its commitment to support people affected by dementia with Royal Voluntary Service partnership
As this year’s Dementia Awareness Week gathers pace, the UK Volunteering and learning charity CSV has reiterated its commitment to supporting people affected by Dementia.
CSV is backing the Prime Minister’s challenge on Dementia issues by joining forces with the Royal Voluntary Service to continue its successful long standing work with older people and those affected by the condition.
Competitions & Fun
Win one of two Whirlpool MAX Collection microwave ovens worth £160 each!
We’ve teamed up with Whirlpool to give away a couple of trendy microwave ovens from their new MAX Collection range. They will brighten up your kitchen with refreshing contemporary colours of Vivacious Green and Zesty Orange.
They’ll keep you in good shape and encourage you to eat healthily. You can prepare scrumptious healthy meals in next to no time, using little or no fat, with the fabulous steamer accessory.
Win a prize at home or away in this month's prize draw with Silver Travel Advisor!
Enter now and you could win a prize at home or away! How about a 7 night break for 2, with flights included, in beautiful Slovenia? Or a trip to London’s glitzy theatreland, staying in a 4* hotel? Both fabulous treats which must be won!
Silver Travel Advisor is a friendly website packed with advice, tips, information and honest reviews written by and for silver travellers (aged over 50). A team of advisors are on hand to answer queries (for free), and you can share your own experiences too.
Health & Wellbeing
Statins in new diabetes link
Certain statins may put older people at risk of developing diabetes, according to the findings of a new study.
Researchers in Canada looked at the medical records of more than 470,000 people aged 66 or over with no history of diabetes who were newly treated with a statin. They found compared with pravastatin, treatment with higher potency statins, especially atorvastatin and simvastatin, might be associated with an increased risk of diabetes.
Property & Finance
2nd National Personal Budget Survey results released
2nd National Personal Budget Survey shows how councils can get the best results and improve lives for people who need care and support
A survey of more than 3,300 people who use personal budgets (PBs) in social care and their carers has found positive results when people have taken up PBs.
Leisure and Lifestyle
Scientists yesterday claimed dinosaurs were actually "modern parents" who shared the task of caring for their young.
New research has found that the showed the giant reptiles shared egg-warming duties, contradicting previous thinking.
A team of British and American scientists found that male and female extant birds - which are descendants of the dinosaurs - share incubation.
Popular travel writing workshop - special offer for MT readers
Learn how to write travel blogs and articles, keep a travel diary or to record experiences for yourself or others to read.
The travel review site and advice forum for travellers aged 50+, Silver Travel Advisor (www.silvertraveladvisor.com), is once again encouraging aspiring travel writers to attend their travel writing workshop, to be held on Wednesday 17th March 2013 hosted by cruise line Noble Caledonia at their offices in Belgravia, Central London, at a cost of £55 per person.
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