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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.
A plaque was unveiled on Thursday 2nd August 2018 at Leighton Hospital in Crewe to celebrate the work done by Gary Steele and the Prostate Cancer Support Group that he founded in 2000. The plaque, which houses Gary's MBE medal and a photograph of the presentation to Gary by Prince Charles in 2012, is sited in the main reception area of the hospital. The inscription reads:
"Gary Steele MBE. Founder & Chairman of Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group 2000-2017. With the gratitude of the Hospital".
This report was found on the Prostate Cancer UK website. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request from Prostate Cancer UK has found that large parts of the UK still don’t have access to the latest diagnostic scans for prostate cancer, eighteen months after the PROMIS trial first proved multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) before a biopsy could radically boost detection of prostate cancer and cut unnecessary biopsies. While there has been a 63% increase in access overall since last year, the NHS data revealed many hospitals in Wales and Northern Ireland don’t offer the scans at all, and their availability and quality in England and Scotland varies hugely.
Pradip Dattani spotted this information on the ASCO Annual Meeting on the Cancer Research UK website
Around 40,000 cancer experts descended on Chicago to share a glimpse of the latest in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting is the largest of its kind in the world. Conference Day 2 - Saturday 2 June The hunt for the holy grail continues with lung cancer blood test Following yesterday's excitable reports on a cancer blood test, a company that many have their eyes on in this area (Grail) released the latest update on its experimental blood test for lung cancer.
And David Laundon wonders where to pin the winner's rosette on a reluctant sheep!
Win has announced that Leighton Hospital will be unveiling a plaque in memory of Gary Steele on Thursday 2nd August at 1.30pm in the Board Room. Everybody is welcome to attend but please let Win know if you will be coming, on 07719 923 595
The photo shows Kevin Hammersley with our Chairman David Laundon showing the "Salt of the Earth" award for an Outstanding Organization. This award was presented by Nantwich Town Council to the group. Kevin had also accepted an award on behalf of the group in recognition of eight years' PSA testing of the men of Nantwich.
Found on BBC iPlayer (catch-up TV) a series on patients with different types of cancer. First shown Wednesday 2nd May 2018 and available until approx Wednesday 6th June. This was Episode 2 of Series 1 and focussed on Prostate Cancer. Episode 1 was first shown on 25th April and is now available for a shorter time. Episode 3 (9th May) was on Lung Cancer. Episode 2 shows the different types of treatment used for Prostate Cancer including Prostatectomy, Radiotherapy, Brachytherapy and Chemotherapy and lets the patients describe their own experiences of the treatments.
Those of you who knew Charles Cahill, one of our committee members, will be sad to hear that he recently lost his own battle with Prostate Cancer. Charles had cheerfully been through multiple phases of treatment, including being in a trial of a new type of treatment. Charles was a keen motorbike rider and you may have seen him arriving to meetings on that form of transport. He was also involved in several local organizations including the Church. He was a lovely man who will be missed by a large number of people in the area.
A new treatment for non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, a very common condition in older men, has been recommended for use by the NHS. It's called prostate artery embolisation. And it blocks some of the blood supply to the prostate using tiny synthetic beads, causing the troublesome tissue to shrink and die. Officials say there is good evidence that the non-invasive treatment works. And it can spare men surgery and side-effects, such as impotence. Click here to read the full article on the BBC News website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43877002
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