Why research funded by the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation is so important.
Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer of all. It kills a man every hour in the UK, and the number of cases is steadily rising. The disease even had the brass neck to kill me.
And as it results in very nearly as many deaths as breast cancer, you’d think research into the disease would receive similar amounts of funding.Yet research into prostate cancer is dreadfully underfunded.
No wonder so little is known about it. In fact, most men wouldn’t know their prostate from their elbow. (For the record, one is situated between the bladder and the rectum, while the other probably shouldn’t be.) About prostate cancer.
The Prostate Cancer Research Foundation funds some of the world’s most innovative research in this field. A recent project we helped fund, led to the discovery of seven new sites in the human genome, linked to the development of prostate cancer. These results will help us to assess each individual’s risk of developing the cancer and may lead to the development of better targeted screening and treatment which will save lives.
The charity has several other highly promising projects ready to go but without funding, the research just can’t get started. Meanwhile the numbers of men diagnosed, continue to rise.
It’s too late for me, but for the sake of the 35,000 or so brothers, fathers and husbands who will be diagnosed this year, next year, the year after, the year after that and so on, the work funded by the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation could not be more important. Donate Now. That’s why I started the ‘give a few bob’ campaign and why I’m asking you to support the charity in any way you can. How you can help.
You know how difficult it is to find tasteful, charming and witty birthday cards? Well, never fear, your uncle Bob has been on the case. I have produced a selection of Birthday eCards for the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation. They’re all in the best possible taste (ok, most of them aren’t, but they’re a whole lot more fun to get than prostate cancer I can tell you).
Every eCard sent, helps to get the charity’s message out there, which could even help save someone’s life. So if you know anyone who’s getting older, cheer them up a bit with an eCard from me.