An influential coalition of leading cancer charities, led by Prostate Cancer UK, has criticised the government for shutting patients out of crucial talks on changes to the UK-wide system for pricing and assessing new drugs. The cancer charities warn that ignoring the views of patients risks seriously undermining the credibility and effectiveness of the new system before it has even been established.

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61 year old Barlanark man, George Evans, is celebrating having received £100 worth of ASDA vouchers for simply having visited a Prostate Cancer UK information stand in the East End of the city. The news came as Prostate Cancer UK hailed the success of its pilot project which has offered men, their partners and families in the East End first-step access to information on prostate cancer- the most common cancer in men.

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