We have criticised the Scottish Medicines Consortium's (SMC) decision not to recommend abiraterone for use on the NHS in Scotland. It follows the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's (NICE) draft decision to deny the drug for men on the NHS in England and Wales.

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Research into prostate cancer receives a major boost today (24th January) as The Prostate Cancer Charity announces its largest research investment into the disease to date.

Researchers from the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen will lead on three of the 15 projects from across the UK to be funded by The Prostate Cancer Charity. The Charity is investing over £2 million in an attempt to target some of the most important research challenges facing prostate cancer, from helping to diagnose the disease through to improving treatment options and quality of life for men living with it.

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A raft of MSPs have backed a quirky campaign to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer during the month formerly known as November.

Seven MSPs from across three parties have been growing and nurturing moustaches over the month to support Movember - which aims to change the face of men's health by raising awareness of prostate cancer and other men's health issues.

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A host of Scottish stars from the worlds of screen, sport and politics have thrown their support behind The Prostate Cancer Charity's Tour Ride in Scotland.

Football legend Kenny Dalglish, former Liberal Party leader and Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Lord Steel, former Taggart co-stars, John Michie and Blythe Duff, and Scottish rugby internationalist Chris Cusiter are urging cyclists throughout Scotland to sign up for the Tour Ride cycling event, which is taking place between Peebles and Dumfries on Sunday 4 September.

The exciting and challenging cycling event offers people the chance to ride an official stage of the Tour of Britain whilst raising funds to fight the most common cancer in men in the UK.

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