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Click here for a link to the Lichfield Mercury website for the full story. (Acknowledgements to LIchfield Mercury)
Gary has organised two phlebotomists who regularly work at our PSA testing sessions to help at a session to be held in Stockport this coming Saturday 15th October. This session will enable scientists to establish psychological and physiological factors that could impact on the efficacy of the future prostate cancer vaccine that could be ready for clinical human trials as early as the end of 2017. Stephanie McArdle says "The purpose of the event on Saturday is to determine whether the participants are stressed and to establish a reliable method of measuring their stress level." The event will also allow Dr McArdle to determine whether prostate cancer patients have high level of inflammation-related molecules in their blood (which would be indicative of chronic inflammation) both of which might influence their immune system.
You may remember that Shirley Almquist collects used postage stamps for the Medcal Detection Dogs charity. She and Bob collect urine samples from men at some of the group's PSA Testing events to help with the training of these dogs. On BBC1 on 9th October (repeated BBC2 12th October) Kate Humble is presenting a short appeal on BBC Lifeline Appeal at 4:00pm which you may like to watch. They hope to raise enough to train five more cancer detection dogs. See BBC website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07zj232
Click on this to read the article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37362572
Gary forwarded this to me earlier. Bob.=================================================================================
I thought I would share with all the Partner and Affiliate groups the information round up that PCUK staff receive via our Policy, Knowledge & Impact Team. It is just an overview of key happenings and opportunities in the policy, public affairs and influencing world, with lots of links to other sites. This is really interesting info to have and I thought you might appreciate the round up – I will continue to send them as and when I receive them, but if you would prefer not to receive these updates, please let me know.
On Saturday 1st October 2016 at 1:00pm PC Support NorthWest have a meeting at the Christie Education Centre
There will now be THREE keynote speakers:-
Professor Robert Thomas who led the team that carried out the double blind test on food supplements leading to the production of the product Pomi-T which is the only supplement of its kind that has been subjected to stringent clinical tests. The results of the tests were that it reduces the rate of increase in the PSA. He will tell us about the development of the product and the other research he is carrying out.
Last Sunday 14th August, the annual fishing match held at Winsford Flashes raised £360 for our Group. After the event, Gary thanked the volunteers who had come along to help - "Not bad for a Sunday afternoon's work!". Gary presented the cups to the winners and addressed the fishermen, organizers and volunteers to thank them for making a difference in recognition and early detection of Prostate Cancer. The main photograph shows Gary presenting the cup to winner (and Organizer!) Joe Farell with fishery landowner Dave Tomlinson looking on.
This is an article spotted on the Cancer Research UK website. It summarizes the results of the CHHiP trial which started recruiting men with localized Prostate Cancer in 2002. Since then over 3,000 men participated in the trial, being treated with a special kind of radiotherapy called IMRT - Intensity Modulated RadioTherapy. The survey compared the results achieved by applying radiotherapy in larger or smaller doses. Click here to read more about the techniques used and conclusions reached on the CRUK website.
David Scanlon, Nicholas Dean and Roy Pennington completed their circular bike ride around the canal towpaths of the North West, taking in the well-known 97 mile 'Cheshire Ring' which, if you travel by boat, will require working through 92 locks on your way. David, Nicholas and Roy cycled the route, almost 270 miles long, on pushbikes over the last week of June and have now collected all their sponsorship money. The great news is that the ride has raised a grand total of £2,407 for the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group and Awareness Campaign.
PSA Testing at Sandiway Golf Club
24 Aug 2019 11:00–15:00
Group Meeting at Leighton Hospital, Crewe
14 Sep 2019 10:00–12:00
PSA Testing at Delamere Forest Golf Club
5 Oct 2019 09:30–13:00
PSA Testing at Masonic Hall, Ellesmere Port (Closed Event)
19 Oct 2019 09:30–12:30
Group Meeting and Jacob's Table at Leighton Hospital, Crewe
9 Nov 2019 10:00–12:00