A new ultrasound technique is being hailed as the biggest breakthrough in the technology for more than 60 years. Developed at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, it produces images that are 10 times better than current scans. Researchers believe its ability to precisely pinpoint tumours could one day replace biopsies in investigating suspected cancer cases. The method, which is about to begin trials in human patients, uses existing scanning equipment. In 1958, Prof Ian Donald of Glasgow University pioneered the use of ultrasound to reveal how babies were developing in their mothers' wombs.
Olaparib could become a revolutionary treatment for prostate cancer - the first genetically targeted drug for fighting the disease, say experts. The precision medicine is already used by the NHS for ovarian cancer and has been called a game-changer by cancer doctors. A cancer conference heard how, in trials, it slowed tumour growth in men with advanced prostate cancer. This could improve survival for some men, researchers hope. Experts say it could be made available to patients in the next couple of years.
The 19th Hole Charity Committee comprises of a small number of members of Eaton Golf Club in Waverton who raise money each year for local charities. We were lucky enough to be chosen as their charity for this year and were very grateful to receive a cheque yesterday evening for the amazing sum of £ 7,260.75 !!!! The cheque presentation took place at Eaton Golf Club and the photograph shows Karen Abbott handing the cheque over to our Treasurer Nigel Barrington-Smith. As on our previous visits to Eaton Golf Dexter, Karen’s dog, was in attendance and wanted to be included in the photo shoot.
"No-one knows this, but I thought this was about time I told everybody. I'm in the clear, now, simply because I caught it early. I have so many tests," he said, according to The Mirror. The 74-year-old was speaking at an event for the Prostate Project and golf's European Tour Foundation. He joked to wife Penny Lancaster that he was going to use the evening to "come out", adding: "It's not what you think. Two years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer."
He said: "If you're positive, and you work through it and you keep a smile on your face… I've worked for two years and I've just been happy, and the good Lord looked after me."
He urged men to get checked, adding: "Guys, you've got to really go to the doctor."
He was speaking at the event in Wentworth, Surrey, alongside former Faces bandmate Ronnie Wood, who has previously been treated for lung cancer.
Our loyal supporters the Canal Cycle team, Nick, Roy and Dave, completed another ‘Cycling for Prostate Cancer’ challenge for us a few weeks ago. They left Winsford on the 27th July and spent what was a rather wet week cycling the towpaths through Stoke, Nottingham, Leicester, Rugby and Coventry, returning on the 3rd August. Through sponsorship, they raised the amazing amount of £ 1,122.40 for our Group. Well done indeed and thank you again for your loyal support. We hope that your legs have now recovered from the ordeal !
Our friends at Winsford Flash Fishing Association held their charity fishing match on Winsford Bottom Flash on Sunday the 4th of August. 37 fished and they raised the magnificent sum of £185 for our charity. We would like to thank them all for their continued support for our work.
A huge vote of thanks to the Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royal who kindly donated a cheque for £910 to our Support Group. £610 was raised by Rotary member Mike Seaman who ran the Great Manchester 10k Run and the balance of £300 was given from the Rotary Club. Congratulations to Mike for all his fundraising efforts. The cheque was presented to our Vice Chairman, Nigel Barrington-Smith by Bill Kendrick, Vice President of the Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royal at their meeting last Wednesday.
Excellent news that our application to be registered as a charity with the England & Wales Charity Commission was accepted last week ! Our charity number is 1184286, which you can now see on the Register using this link to Search the Charity Register and then entering the number. More information about us will be added as we complete updates and reporting that the Charity Commission requires. There was a quite detailed series of online forms to complete and documents to attach, including our newly adopted constitution, but, once everything was in place and checked, the decision came very quickly.
An experimental new urine test can reveal if men with early prostate cancer will probably need aggressive therapy or can be left untreated but monitored, UK researchers say. Current PSA blood tests cannot do this, meaning many men experience unnecessary worry, investigations and treatment. The prostate urine risk (PUR) test looks for genetic markers to give a more accurate assessment. See the whole of this article at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48756732
Hundreds of UK men are trying out a new screening test for prostate cancer to see if it should eventually be offered routinely on the NHS. The test is a non-invasive MRI scan that takes images of the inside of the body to check for any abnormal growths. Scientists running the trial say it will take a few years to know if MRI will be better than available blood tests and biopsies at spotting cancers. NHS England said it would review this "potentially exciting" development. Why don't we already screen for prostate cancer?
PSA Testing at Masonic Hall, Ellesmere Port - NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
19 Oct 2019 09:30–12:30
Group Meeting and Jacob's Table at Leighton Hospital, Crewe
9 Nov 2019 10:00–12:00
PSA Testing Lymm Golf Club
23 Nov 2019 00:00–00:00