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Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer MRI scans: is the NHS ready?

All men with suspected prostate cancer should be offered a specialist MRI scan, before a biopsy. That's the new recommendation, but is the NHS ready?

Prostate cancer hormone therapy rejected on NHS in England

A prostate cancer drug won’t be offered on the NHS any earlier in the treatment plans of patients living with the disease in England.

Science Snaps: Revealing a potential new marker for aggressive prostate cancer

Our scientists have uncovered a new marker that's found on treatment-resistant prostate cancer cells.

Clinical trial launches to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Researchers have launched a clinical trial to develop a breath test, analysing molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage.

Specialist MRI scans recommended to help diagnose prostate cancer on NHS

A type of specialist MRI scan has been recommended as one of the first tests for diagnosing people with suspected prostate cancer

Prostate cancer radiotherapy could have benefits even after the disease has spread

Trial finds prostate radiotherapy plus standard treatment improves survival for some men whose prostate cancer has spread, which could help thousands in the UK.

Cancer trial shows treating the prostate with radiotherapy improves survival

Treating the prostate with radiotherapy alongside standard treatment led to a 11 per cent* increase in survival for some men with advanced prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer drug given initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

The prostate cancer drug abiraterone has been provisionally rejected as a first-line treatment on the NHS in England.

Could Mother Nature’s clinical trial help prevent more cancers?

By studying small differences in our DNA, called SNPs, our scientists are showing how these could be used to help prevent cancer in the future.

Prostate cancer diagnosis: how scientists are working to get it right

Questions are being asked of the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer, and how they can be improved. We cover the latest research, including specialist MRI.

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