You’ve probably heard about the genes, BRCA 1 and 2 - most likely when Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy hit the headlines in May this year – or maybe more generally, in relation to risk of breast or ovarian cancer in women. Perhaps you’ve also heard about BRCA 1 and 2 in relation to prostate cancer, and the world’s first preventative prostatectomy that wasn’t? But what are the BRCA genes? Why is it such a problem when they change or ‘mutate’? And, what does a BRCA gene mutation mean for men?

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Broadcaster Mark Goodier with Jurassic Classic riders

Over 1000 cyclists took to their saddles last weekend (Sunday 11 August) for the second Jurassic Classic cycling event organised by Prostate Cancer UK, raising over £100,000 for the charity and putting the Jurassic Classic firmly on the cycling map.

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Researchers at King’s College London and Guy’s Hospital are in the final stages of recruiting for a Prostate Cancer UK funded clinical trial, called ManCan. This trial tests the use of a non-medical guided self-help treatment to help manage hot flushes and night sweats that can result from hormone therapy for prostate cancer.

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