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

As of 5 June, many people with prostate cancer are understandably worried about how the coronavirus might affect them. The most important thing is to follow the advice of your healthcare team. 

​Current government advice is people should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss/change in your normal sense of smell or taste.  For those cancer patients who are shielding (staying at home and avoiding face-to-face contact for at least 12 weeks), it's currently recommended you continue to follow the protection advice until at least the end of June 2020.


We have taken guidance from several cancer charities called the ‘One Cancer Voice’ on the most common questions that people affected by cancer are asking about the coronavirus and you can read this information here

Cancer clinical trials - Due to the coronavirus outbreak, some clinical trials for cancer patients may stop recruiting new patients for now. Your healthcare team will continue to support and monitor you if you are part of a clinical trial. Talk to your team if you have questions or concerns about a trial you are taking part in.

​Please follow GOV.UK and the NHS website for the latest information about coronavirus, including ways to reduce your risk of catching or spreading the virus.

Other useful websites:

Coronavirus and Prostate Cancer: The Facts 

PCUK - Coronavirus and Prostate Cancer

​CRUK - Coronavirus and Cancer - latest updates

For a useful link from the mental health charity Mind, regarding COVID-19 and your wellbeing, click here

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.

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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 blood marker diagnostics and immunotherapy/viral therapy drug regimes for advanced prostate cancer patients.

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  • 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


In the News

  • 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

​​​What You Should Know