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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.
Last Saturday 30th July Congleton Golf Club held a “Brave the Shave” event to raise awareness and funds for Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group. Golfers Paul Fagan, Nick Worrall and Jim Ross planned the event when friend and fellow golfer Dave Garrigan was diagnosed with the disease. It was a full house on the night as family and friends came to pledge their support and by the time the barbers were preparing the chairs for the men to have their heads shaved over two thousand pounds had already been pledged.
Talks on POMI-T and PC Vaccine at PC(NW) Group Meeting, Christie Education Centre on Sat 1st October
EMail from John Coleman of Prostate Cancer Support (NW)
On Saturday the 1st October 2016 at 1:00pm we have a meeting at the Christie Education Centre. There will be two speakers:-
Professor Robert Thomas who led the team that carried out the double blind test on food supplements which led 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.
Our Chairman, Gary Steele MBE presented a cheque to members of staff at Leighton Hospital. The cheque, for £4,000 was to pay for improvements to seating in the waiting area. Work is to start immediately.
As no members have come forward since the May AGM to volunteer for the Secretary’s role, I have been asked by some committee members to send this important and what will be my final email to you all about two important matters
SIR WILLIAM STANIER SCHOOL SPORTS DAY – FRIDAY 8th JULY 2016 –RACE TO “SAVE A DAD” At the AGM and in the last Newsletter mailing, Gary told members about his project with the Sir William Stanier school and the way the pupils have been throwing themselves into finding out more about Prostate Cancer and working on the challenges Gary set.
In light of the new cancer drugs fund commissioning method which is due to take effect in July 2016, Inside Government would like to invite you to join NHS England and NICE to discuss the implications of the new operating model and how this will affect cancer treatment research going forward. Our timely forum, 'The Future of Cancer Research and the Cancer Drugs Fund' which is taking place on 22nd September in Central London provides the perfect platform for you to hear from those at the fore front of providing better services and drugs to best respond to the upcoming challenges that cancer presents through innovative research and development.
Extracted from the Daily Telegraph of 14th June, two front-page articles stand out. The main one is about "a breakthrough in prostate treatment" using lasers, accompanied by a minor paragraph on the perceived benefits of eating a bowl of porridge each day. Laser blast for prostate patients The Daily Telegraph 14 Jun 2016 By Laura Donnelly HEALTH EDITOR ALMOST 14,000 men a year could benefit from a breakthrough in prostate treatment that uses lasers to help with one of the most common conditions among older men, the health watchdog has said.
Wellbeing Event for NHS staff
1 May 2019 10:00–15:00
Group AGM at Leighton Hospital, Crewe
11 May 2019 10:00–12:00
PSA Testing at Congleton Golf Club - Open to Non-Members
30 May 2019 19:00–22:00
PSA Testing at Ashton-under-Lyne Golf Club
15 Jun 2019 10:00–13:00
PSA Testing at Warrington Golf Club
29 Jun 2019 12:00–12:00