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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....
Spotted in yesterday's i newspaper. See photo below of an article about the use of high-dosage radiotherapy in combination with SpaceOar hydrogel spacer. You can find out more about SpaceOar and related products on the company's website at https://www.spaceoar.com
We also have an electronic copy of the SpaceOar Patient Guide (click to download/view) document. Shirley has also sent a request to the company for leaflets to give out at the next group meeting.
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