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
How you can help combat loneliness in your neighbourhood
A set of resources to help individuals, groups, communities and neighbourhoods take a closer look at – and to reduce – loneliness.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation and JRHT’s Neighbourhood approaches to loneliness has been a three-year action research programme exploring and identifying what makes us feel lonely, where we live and work and what we can all do about it – personally and professionally.
Dogs for life
Dogs Trust promotes its slogan” A Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas” in the lead up to Christmas.
Nowadays many re-homing centres are inundated with unwanted dogs in the months after Christmas and beyond.
Puppies are often left outside Dogs Trust centres because they are not house trained, not good with children, or just plain unwanted as they are considered to be too much work.
Competitions & Fun
Win a brilliant Battroborg set from Tomy
With Battroborg an epic battle awaits…
This week five lucky winners have the chance to win one of the amazing Battroborg Arena pack’s from TOMY, which includes two of the world’s first motion-controlled battling Borgs and their very own fighting arena!
Built for combat and fuelled by your own fists, each robot comes with a wireless controller that puts you in control of the battling action. Using high-end technology, the highly detailed high performance 2.4GHZ remote controlled Borgs take battling robots off screen, registering each hit and indicating who the ultimate battling champion is.
Win one of 31 fabulous travel treats from Silver Travel Advisor this December
Enter now and you could win one of the 31 travel treats from our Christmas Stocking.
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
The benefits of a Mediterranean diet in the battle against dementia
In an open letter to the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, experts said persuading people to eat fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, fish and olive oil was a strong strategy for preventing Alzheimer’s.
They argued that the tactic for fighting memory-robbing diseases was "possibly the best strategy currently available", ahead of drugs.
The medics insisted that numerous high-quality studies back their call, but claimed that "compelling" evidence has largely been ignored.
Property & Finance
Annuities: time for regulatory change
The Financial Services Consumer Panel today publishes the findings of its research into the consumer experience of purchasing an annuity, which shows that the market does not work well for the majority of consumers.
The Panel recommends urgent regulatory and government-led structural reform in order to prevent millions of pensioners from losing out.
The Panel’s extensive 12-month study, which included a literature review and three separate pieces of independent research, uncovered evidence of a complex market which is failing to deliver good outcomes for many consumers.
Leisure and Lifestyle
Driven to dream
Drivers dream of owning an Aston Martin or Jaguar, but most drive a Ford or Vauxhall
Four fifths of drivers describe their car as important to their independence
Drivers in the Scotland are most likely to own a Ford (15%), but one in three UK motorists (32%) dream that their “other car” was an Aston Martin, Audi or Jaguar. A new survey from Age UK Enterprises, the commercial arm of the charity, reveals that drivers have high aspirations when it comes to cars they dream to drive.
"I'm a pensioner, get me out of here!"
Today's pensioners may not have to endure daily Bush Tucker trials to top up their shopping baskets but for almost 70% of people surveyed by the deVere Group, cost of living is the primary concern about retiring in the UK.
According the results of a recent survey of 1,231 over 50's questioned by the international financial consultancy, cost of living is the primary motivation for quitting Britain with almost half (49.5%) stating that they have 'seriously considered', 'are thinking about', or 'would be tempted' to live overseas during retirement.
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