Progress

Our goals for 2020

We want to raise awareness about prostate cancer so that society is able to understand the key facts and act on that knowledge. People affected by prostate cancer should have their information and support needs addressed effectively. We also want to develop the information available about diagnosis so that it is more accessible.

We have already made progress in the following areas:

1. Raising the profile of prostate cancer

  • Our Pledge for Prostate Cancer campaign has highlighted the need to reduce inequalities in prostate cancer care with Westminster MPs and MSPs in Scotland
  • We have been promoting Movember amongst MPs and MSPs
  • We attended meetings with the health teams at each of the three major Westminster political party conferences
  • As part of the Health Hotel, we organised a fringe event at every conference with Macmillan Cancer Support and Breast Cancer Care
  • On 21 January 2010 Daniel Kawczynski MP secured an adjournment debate on prostate cancer to highlight the case of his constituent. Read the debate
  • In May 2010, following our Day of Action in March, John Leech MP tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament raising concerns that men receive inadequate support to help them cope with prostate cancer. View the EDM
  • We have also raised the profile of prostate cancer by responding to government consultations. Read our responses

2. Improving the diagnosis of prostate cancer

3. Supporting people living with prostate cancer