At a conference in London this week, Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, announced plans to increase the number of specialists employed by the NHS to improve cancer diagnosis and care. But despite this welcome news, some important staffing shortfalls still need to be addressed.
Alan Oliver was the face of our Christmas campaign last year, talking about how abiraterone had afforded him more time with his family and sharing his brilliant poem about prostate cancer. A year on, he tells us how his treatment is going now and unveils his latest poetic ode to keeping your spirits up.
A charitable foundation set up just a year ago by a leading steel manufacturer has already raised a five-figure sum for us, thanks to the fundraising heroics of the company's workforce.
We've sent out thousands of our 'Man of Men' Christmas decorations to people who've donated to our Christmas appeal. Donors are using them to remember loved ones and show their support for us by hanging them on their tree. Find out what Sky Sports presenter and fundraiser extraordinaire Jeff Stelling wrote on his, and how to receive yours in time for Christmas.
In the latest issue of our charity sports tabloid, The Male, we find out how football's top managers are giving life-saving team talks and why they wear our badge. Here's a peak at what's inside...
BLOG: Bill Arthur, the Sky Sports presenter, has mixed emotions in the run up to the rugby league World Cup final this weekend between England and Australia. In this exclusive blog, he reflects on the six-year anniversary of his diagnosis with prostate cancer, how friends and family have supported him through his treatment, and what his Sky Sports colleagues think England need to do to win on Saturday.
Last week, Ebbsfleet United turned a flurry of social media back chat into a fundraising scheme, putting a unique Mambo number five jersey up for auction after calls for player Yado Mambo to wear it. Now, as one lucky bidder celebrates and the singer of the hit song praises the effort, the club’s vice chairman, whose prostate cancer experience inspired the move, tells us what it means to him.
Jeff Stelling's 'unbelievable' efforts have been recognised with the Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year prize at last night's JustGiving Fundraising Awards, beating actor Tom Hardy and stage star Denise Van Outen to the honour.
Last year, our Specialist Nurses had their biggest year yet. According to their recent annual report, they had 13,000 contacts from people concerned about prostate cancer. And with Movember in full swing, now is a good time to highlight the hairy relationship that last year helped our nurses reach more men than ever.
A report released by the Royal College of Surgeons shows more men are getting an appropriate level of treatment, but issues with late diagnosis persist and uptake of mpMRI has been patchy. However, a pilot scheme also announced today offers a promising step forward.