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Further to our telephone call - my name is Sue, you have done some paid research for Prostate cancer & I have been asked to recruit some prostate cancer patients for a new study for Adept field solutions We are looking for the following *patients* *x 2 - Non metastatic hormone sensitive * *x 2 Metastatic hormone sensitive* *x 4 Non metastatic castrate resistant * *x 4 Metastatic castrate resistant * * * *Patients need to have taken / be currently taking an Androgen Deprivation therapy (ADT)* The research...
Interesting developments in prostate cancer treatment and research including Stampede Trial - MRC Clinical Trials Unit
The following email from William Everett of the MRC Trials Unit at University College London has been circulated to PC North West members and it might be of interest to you. Hi ,
I’m writing from the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL. We’re a research unit who run clinical trials in cancer, including prostate cancer trials. I wanted to get in touch because we’ve got some interesting developments that the members of PCS might be interested in. STAMPEDE Trial – On Thursday 15 November 2018, 2.15pm – 3.00pm, we'll be running a Twitter Q&A session about the STAMPEDE trial - with the hashtag #BeatProstateCancer.
Tackle has sent round this appeal for "people who are or who have been close to somone who has been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer". See email from Tackle Chairman Roger Wotton below. ===========================
PCUK have asked us if we would circulate this request to take part in a survey. I am aware this is to improve the services PCUK offer to those supporting prostate cancer patients but I am also aware that many of our groups make use of PCUK services, hence our agreement to help with the survey.
Marketing and Engagement at The Christie hospital have announced a talk to be given on Wednesday 7th November in the Education Centre about the redevelopment of the Radiology and CT Scanner department - see below. ====================================================
Dear Christie Member
Spotlight Event - Wednesday 7th November 2pm - 3.30pm
I am pleased to invite you to our forthcoming Spotlight event which will be about the redevelopment of the radiology and CT scanner facility. At the event you will hear consultant radiologist Dr Damian Mullan talk about the planned changes to the radiology department, the installation of a four dimensional CT scanner and the difference it will make to our patients.
Nick, Roy & Dave again completed a Canal Cycle Ride in August to raise money for Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group. After taking their bikes by train up to Kendal in Cumbria, they cycled back along the towpaths of the Lancaster Canal, Leeds & Liverpool Canal to eventually join up with the Cheshire Ring and return back to Middlewich. Their week long adventure raised a massive total of over one thousand three hundred pounds in sponsorship. We would like to express a huge thank you to the boys for their efforts.
Prostate cancer screening with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: a clinical practice guideline BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3581 (Published 05 September 2018)Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3581
This is quite a long and detailed article that I shall not attempt to summarise. To see it, please click on the above link.
Last i-Weekend Newspaper's front page headline was "Cancer Treatment Revolution. Doctors use artifical Intelligence (AI) to outwit cancer in glimpse of future medicine." Inside the paper, there was a paragraph on how AI had stopped a patient's prostate cancer from spreading. The full article is reproduced here....
PSA Testing at Stockport Masonic Guildhall (Closed Event)
23 Feb 2019 09:00–13:00
PSA Testing at Masonic Hall, Sandbach (Closed Event)
2 Mar 2019 09:30–12:30
Group Meeting at Leighton Hospital, Crewe
9 Mar 2019 10:00–12:00
Voluntary Services Exhibition for Trainee GPs
28 Mar 2019 13:30–14:45
PSA Testing Chester Masonic Hall Christleton (Closed Event)
30 Mar 2019 00:00–00:00