Prostate Cancer UK
“It is with great pleasure that I get to thank the 252,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who played a critical role in the continued fight against prostate cancer in 2011.
Without the support of Movember we would not be able to continue to fund innovative research or provide support and information to men at a time when they need it most.
It is a sad fact that men's health has too long been neglected as an issue, both in terms of investment in research, survivorship and awareness. Prostate cancer has certainly been subject to this legacy of neglect and Movember is a massive part of helping us to redress this balance and put men's health firmly in the spotlight.”
CEO Prostate Cancer UK
The astounding amount of money that the 2011 Movember campaign raised will help more men and their families affected by prostate cancer enjoy a better quality of life. Prostate Cancer UK is using these funds on two key areas: Survivorship and Research.
Community Support Centres
For the first time ever, we’re investing in community support centres. This will allow all men access to a high quality support wherever they live in the UK. The face-to-face services being developed are going to be tailored to the needs of each local community, making a real difference to men where they live.
Alongside the community centres, Movember funding has facilitated a large scale recruitment programme allowing more nurses to provide specialist care for men with prostate cancer. We believe every man deserves consistent, quality care and these new specialist nurses will help achieve this.
Central Support Services
Our Prostate Cancer UK Specialist Nurses have time to listen and answer questions on prostate cancer or any associated problems. It’s the only UK-wide, telephone and email helpline service dedicated to prostate disease. In 2011 we supported over 5200 men and their families. With the support from Movember we are now able to extend these services, and support more men and their families in the future.
Just like the committed support Mo Bros and Mo Sistas show for Movember each year, there are many people who want to give their time and use their skills to help men and their families confronting prostate cancer. They may have a personal connection to the cause or simply want to help in the battle against the disease. Our growing Volunteering programme supports the generosity of these people and gives them the tools necessary to help change the face of men’s health.
Information for Men
Being diagnosed with prostate cancer is just the first step of a very complicated journey. Men and their families depend on high quality information to help them make well informed decisions concerning their treatment options. With Movember funds, Prostate Cancer UK are able to continue to provide up-to-date, awarding-winning and free information resources to men when they need it most.
Health professional educational programmes
Health professionals need the right skills to support and treat sufferers and their families. More than ever before, Prostate Cancer UK will be helping them develop these skills, delivering the best care possible to men throughout their cancer journey.
Prostate Cancer UK is making a massive leap in our investment into research. This wouldn’t be possible without our partnership with Movember, working together to make men’s health matter on a global scale. By investing an unprecedented level of funds into research, we will be accelerating progress in three key areas:
• Predicting those at risk more effectively
• Detecting who has the aggressive form of the disease
• Developing new, more effective treatments, particularly for advanced prostate cancer
A Survivorship Action Partnership (ASAP) UK
We have created a trans-disciplinary network of clinicians, health care professionals, prostate cancer survivors and technology companies that will collaboratively develop and implement evidence-based solutions and interventions that will improve the physical and mental well-being of prostate cancer survivors, together with their partners, carers and families.
Evidence and Impact
We are focussing on improving the prostate cancer evidence base, establishing the impact of each project and better understanding the needs of men as we extend our work. This will include understanding high risk and high impact groups, such as African Caribbean men.