​​​giving men a better chance of beating prostate cancer 

Chair, Alf Turner and Trustee, Prof Stephen Langley are interviewed on BBC Radio Surrey about how the live-saving Hitachi Ultrasound detects prostate cancer. The ultrasound has been in use for a few weeks at the Stokes Centre for Urology at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, and already detection rates have increased to 80-90%.

​October 2020

Sir Rod Stewart speaking at a fundraising event for the Prostate Project and golf's European Tour Foundation.

He shared that has been given the all-clear after being diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago.

Sir Rod urged men to get checked, adding: "Guys, you've got to really go to the doctor."

​Men with male relatives who have had prostate cancer, black men and men over 50 are at higher risk of getting the disease.

​​Waging War on Prostate Cancer

Watch our OctoBeardFest video which includes how our research department is at the cutting edge of Prostate Cancer development.

Thank you all for taking part and raising over £300K for our charity.

  • Prostate cancer has become the biggest cancer killer of men. It kills one man every 45 minutes
  • Men are twice as likely to get prostate cancer with a family history (brother, father or uncle) of the disease
  • ​Black men are a higher risk, so should consider having a PSA test from the age of 45
  • Each year nearly 47,500 men in the UK are told they have prostate cancer and more than 11,700 die of the disease
  • Cancer of the prostate can be treated effectively even if it has spread beyond the gland but the disease must be caught early to achieve excellent cure rates
  • It is vital that men over 50 are aware of the potential problem and consult their GP routinely
  • ​Every man over 50 has the legal right, by Act of Parliament, to a PSA test

Professor Hardev Pandha, Trustee and Professor of Medical Oncology,

specialises in targeted cancer therapy and how to use the body's immune system to target prostate cancer.  Here he explains what advanced prostate cancer is, and that although many great strides have been made with early detected prostate cancer  (almost 100% survival rates after 5 years), only minimal progress has been made in treatments for advanced prostate cancer.  To support our Appeal to kit out the labs so our research team can help give these men a better chance, please click here

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Colin Stokes, MBE

General the Lord Richard Dannatt leads us into Battle with Prostate Cancer.  Help us in our three offensives fight to beat the third largest cancer killer in the UK:  

1. Awareness & Diagnosis Offensive

Fighting apathy, ignorance and embarrassment through awareness raising.
2. Early Stage Cancer Offensive  
Fundraising for the Stokes Centre for Urology to ensure it attracts high calibre clinicians, nurse specialists and technicians, and has the most advanced equipment.
3. Advanced Stage Cancer Offensive
Fundraising for our University of Surrey cancer research team to develop new and better targeted treatments to help keep advanced prostate cancer under control, manage symptoms, and ultimately extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer.

The shocking statistic is only 30% of these men survive 5 years.  They are in desperate need of our help.  Read more about our appeal here.

To help, you can donate by clicking here.

Colin Stokes, Ambassador for the Prostate Project, talks to BBC South News about our purchase of a live-saving Hitachi Ultrasound for the Stokes Centre for Urology at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.  

If prostate cancer is caught early, cure rates are excellent.  The Ultrasound can detect prostate cancer accurately and quickly and will have a huge impact on helping to save men's lives.

October 2020

Our trustee and consultant urological surgeon, Matt Perry on youtube, celebrating our life-saving da Vinci robots and just how adaptable, resilient and committed the robotics team at the Royal Surrey County Hospital have been during the COVID-19 Pandemic. They carried out over 160 robotic procedures on urological and gynae cancers, completely clearing their backlog.

Using these state of the art robots means minimal trauma for patients, resulting in far quicker recovery times

August 2020

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Only 30% of men survive 5 years from Advanced (metastatic) prostate cancer.  These men are in desperate need of our help.  Dr Nicola Annels explains why our cancer research team need state of the art equipment to support their innovative, ground- breaking research into advanced prostate cancer.  They are focusing on developing new and better targeted treatments to help keep advanced prostate cancer under control, manage symptoms, and ultimately extend the lives of our fathers, sons, brothers and friends who have advanced prostate cancer.

To read more and to donate, click here


  • The Stokes Centre has won the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Social Impact award in Healthcare 2020. Read more 
  • A new £100,000 diagnostic imaging device to detect prostate cancer has arrived at The Stokes Centre for Urology, thanks to the Prostate Project.  Read More
  • A new treatment option, using steam, for men with bothersome urinary symptoms due to a benign enlargement of their prostate gland, began this month at the Royal Surrey. Read More
  • Prostate cancer becomes most commonly diagnosed cancer in UK, now we need to invest in research for new treatments. Read More
  • We're delighted to welcome Alf Turner as our new Chair. Read his welcome here 
  • Sir Rod Stewart has revealed he has secretly been fighting prostate cancer for three years at charity dinner and concert in aid of the Prostate Project & the European Tour Golf Foundation. Read more
  • Our cancer research team's new study shows how a strain of the common cold virus could help infect and kill bladder cancer cells. Read more
  • Our new state-of-the-art Stokes Centre for Urology has been opened at the Royal Surrey County Hospital by HRH The Duke of Kent. Read more
  • Our University of Surrey cancer research team is working on identifying and treating an aggressive form of advanced prostate cancer, which cannot be detected via the PSA test.  Read more


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