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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
Have you discussed having a PSA test with your GP? Prostate Cancer UK want you to share your experience. GPs should discuss the pros and cons of a PSA test with men who ask about it. However, men give mixed reports about the PSA test conversation they have with their GP: Some men say it helped them to make an informed choice about whether a PSA test was right for them or not; others say that they were put off having a test or were denied a test after requesting one. Would you like to share your story to help build a picture of access to PSA testing across the country?
A talk on clinical trials "Today’s Trials, Tomorrow's Treatments" sponsored by Cancer Research UK and NHS, will be given at MCRC, The University of Manchester, Wimslow Road, Manchester, M20 4QL. To register or to find out more details, use the following link. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/prostate-cancer-roadshow-event-manchester-tickets-21819978142
Catherine Durr of Coloplast (http://www.coloplast.co.uk/) gave a very informative presentation at the Group's May AGM which was of interest to members sufferering different degress of urinary incontinence. Catherine demonstrated how the various products worked and relative advantages of each. Much interest was shown and Catherine agreed to organize a follow-up session for members to discuss how their individual needs could be met. Details of when and where the session is to be held will be published when available.
Seen on the BBC website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36170137
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