Press releases

In this section you can view all the latest news from across the Charity, from fundraising challenges to our information services and large-scale campaigns. Our team respond rapidly to new research, as well as to issues affecting men with prostate cancer and their families as they happen. Read our latest statements and responses on all aspects of the disease, including funding, treatment accessibility and emerging research.You can also search our archive of press releases.  

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Our busy Media and PR Team provide journalists with the most up-to-date and precise information on all aspects of prostate cancer, as quickly as possible. We deliver expert responses to the latest developments in prostate cancer research, as well as facts, figures and spokespeople to guide you through the issues surrounding the disease.

We also have access to around 150 people across the UK who have been affected by prostate cancer, and are willing to share their experiences with the media - our Media Talkers scheme.

In the Media Centre, you will find all our latest news releases and comments, as well as the resources you need to shape an article, including facts, statistics and profiles of our spokespeople.  If you do need any further information, you can also find the contact details for the Media and PR Team who will be able to help. 

Please note that the Media Centre is a tool for journalists. For all other enquiries, please contact the Prostate Cancer UK switchboard on 020 8222 7622.

Press releases

Shock new stat for Black men cancer risk

A shocking new figure released in Black History Month by the health charity Prostate Cancer UK reveals that one in every four Black men in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in his lifetime*. That’s double the overall 1-in-8 cradle-to-grave risk faced by all men in the UK.

Billy Connolly given the ‘all clear’ for prostate cancer

Comedy legend Billy Connolly has revealed that he has been given the all clear by doctors after being successfully treated for prostate cancer. The 70 year old Scottish comedian announced last month that he had been diagnosed with the early stages of the disease and has since undergone a surgical operation in America.