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Ex-mechanic Errol was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010. He was determined to turn his experience into something positive and started offering older male customers a discount on MOTs if they could prove they'd spoken to their doctor about prostate cancer. He estimates he saved around 50 lives and potentially hundreds more - through awareness talks, sharing his story in the media, and by wearing his Man Of Men pin badge everywhere he goes. We've worked with Errol and known how exceptional he is for years, but recently the Queen found out and decided to give him an honour for his relentless work. As he gets some royal recognition for his selfless crusade, he’s using this moment to send a message to men.

I’m Dr. George Seed. You might remember me from our appeal for your help back in August.

After finishing my PhD in a field called bioinformatics, I’m using my knowledge to create a test to determine who can benefit from chemotherapy. If the test works it could transform prostate cancer treatment for thousands of men.

Like many medical researchers, and people in all kinds of jobs across the world, the pandemic put my current project and my career at risk. That’s why we asked for your help. Today, I have some great news.

We delighted to offer our next webinar and this time from our own Research Team.

Dr Hayley Luxton will be giving an overview of the research programmes that we are currently funding and why it matters. This will hopefully be the first in a series of research webinars we plan to host. At the end of this session will be asking you to complete a short survey to evaluate the session and to tell us about the research(we fund) you would like us to hear more about in the future.

Places are limited so please book early. You may share this with group members but it will be available afterwards for individuals to watch on-demand.

When: Oct 27, 2020 06:30 PM London

Topic: Prostate Cancer UK - “Our research: Why it matters, and why you matter”

Register in advance for this webinar: https://prostatecanceruk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gP0cSu_ATc-gQt2Q495k8g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar Speakers

Doctor Hayley Luxton (Research Impact and Intelligence Manager @Prostate Cancer UK)

Dr Luxton completed her PhD with Prof David Neal (a Prostate Cancer UK trustee) and Dr Hayley Whitaker at the University of Cambridge. subsequently worked with Professor Nic Jones the Chief Scientist for Cancer Research UK before returning to Cambridge to work with Dr Whitaker, when Prostate Cancer UK funded Dr Whitaker to start her own independent lab at University College London. She joined the research team here at Prostate Cancer UK in 2018.

AGM Minutes - 7th September 2020

To read the minutes from our AGM, you can download a Word file here.

Graham Elder, Charity Steward, of St. Mary’s Green Masonic Lodge, presented the cheque on behalf of his Masonic Lodge to the US Chairman Paul Rainer. Graham stated that he had personally benefited from the support given to him from the group 4 years earlier.

Welcome to my first chairmans chat, I want to try to give you information about the group that will not appear in the newsletter.

Over the last 18 months the committee has been working on a number of objectives agreed with Professor sheriff and his team.

Number one was to improve the number of patients attending the US group meetings to achieve this, we agreed:

I am pleased to tell you that a lot of progress has been made over the last two years and this would not be possible without the help from my fellow members of the committee, nursing staff and everyone who helps at the group meetings and social events.

Special thanks to Charlie for progressing and implementing this web site.

Finally, I wish you a happy Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

best wishes


There are five urological cancers:

prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular and penile cancer.

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