Researchers funded by Prostate Cancer UK and the Medical Research Council (MRC) have taken a crucial step forward by identifying a gene that’s potentially instrumental to the growth of both the prostate gland and prostate tumours. Scientists believe this discovery – published today in ‘PLOS ONE’ - could lead to improvements in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment in the future.

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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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