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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.
Privacy and Dignity at Leighton Hospital I was approached by Philippa Pordes who is the Privacy and Dignity Matron at Leighton Hospital. Philippa is responsible for those with Adult Learning Disabilities and she wanted to provide accommodation for adults separately from children with similar issues. The logical solution to me seemed for the adults to have their own clinic away from the children but Philippa told me that she needed funds to provide some equipment, TV, chairs, tables etc. I have therefore donated £1,000, which should cover just about everything required.
David Scanlon, Nicholas Dean and Roy Pennington are setting off for a circular bike ride around the canal towpaths of the North West. The boys' route takes in the well-known 97 mile 'Cheshire Ring' which, if you travel by boat, will require working through 92 locks on your way. Many canal boaters do the Cheshire Ring in six days, but these boys are built of stronger stuff than the average canal boater. Not for them sitting on a narrow boat for a week, they are going to cycle the whole Cheshire ring PLUS a lengthy excursion into Lancashire and Yorkshire on the Leeds and Liverpool canal.
Luke Nordquist, MD, discusses a study investigating a higher dose of radium-223 dichloride (Xofigo) in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer and the ongoing potential of the agent in treating the disease. This article was picked up by Colin Hubball - thanks Colin ! You can read the whole text at http://email@example.com&e5v=&e5k=&sao=2
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