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Prostate cancer will affect 1 in 4 Black men in their lifetime. It is only by standing up and making your voice heard that we can make a positive change.

By sharing your experience of this condition, you can support other Black men and their partners as they go through this life changing experience. 
The 'Infopool' is a new website being built to provide Black men and their partners with clear, relevant information about prostate cancer so they can make better informed decisions about their treatment and care. 

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, we need your help to ensure this new website is filled with powerful, effective content and shared experiences that will inform and inspire others, now and in the future.

Be a part of this change with us! Sign up here!

This project is being run by Prostate Cancer Research in collaboration with B’Me Against Cancer and Can-Survive UK. Prostate Cancer Research believes that we must take a stand against racial disparities in prostate cancer. For more information contact B'Me Against Cancer on (0115) 845 6532 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Here is the Good News!

There is now a blood test that can detect over 50 types of cancer, and it is vitally important that people of all ethnic groups, age 50 -77, volunteer for the trial so that the NHS can decide if the test could work well for everyone. Because cancer is easier to treat if it is found early, our participation in this trial is vitally important as this will afford us and our children, one of the best opportunities to survive cancer for years to come.

Here is an ITV Central News report about it.  https://playvideo.bulletinintelligence.com/133dd7ac8d1e4c9c9bad96ac0bafd899?pubid=grail

The Not so Good News!

Unfortunately, for various reasons, the Black Caribbean and Asian communities have a very low number of participants in the trial. 

  • We know that 1 in 4 black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer;
  • Non-hormonal triple-negative breast cancer is more likely in younger Black African, Black African Caribbean and some Asian women.
  • Bowel cancer is increasing in the Black UK population, and furthermore,
  • There is a backlog of cancer detection caused by the pandemic. Hence we are seeing many of our people presenting with cancers are at more advanced stages.

There is now a blood test that can detect over 50 types of cancer, and it is vitally important that people of all ethnic groups age 50-77, volunteer for the trial so that the NHS can decide if the test could work well for everyone. Unfortunately, for various reasons the Black Caribbean and Asian Communities have a very low number of participants in the trial.  Because cancer is easier to treat if it is found early, our participation in this trial is vitally important as this will afford us and our children, one of the best opportunities to survive cancer for years to come. Here is an ITV Central News report about it. 

https://playvideo.bulletinintelligence.com/133dd7ac8d1e4c9c9bad96ac0bafd899?pubid=grail

Mobile units are being deployed in certain localities, thereby avoiding the need to visit a hospital to give a blood sample. 

HOW TO REGISTER 

To find out if you can take part and to register call Freephone 0800 030 9245. To register you will need:

  • Your date of Birth
  • Your Contact details
  • Your GP Postcode and practice name
  • Your NHS number
  • Tell the call centre you do not have an invitation code

Lines are open between 08:00 and 19:00 Monday to Saturday

AREA

ADDRESS

LOCATION

POSTCODE

DATES

Nottinghamshire

Wilkinson Street Car Park - Basford

Nottingham

NG7 7NU

21 June - 9 July

London

Lidl Old Kent Road

Southwark

SE15 1NJ

27th June - 16th July

London

Tesco 13 Acre Ln, Brixton Hill

Brixton Tesco

SW2 5RS

27th June - 15th July

London

Sainsbury's Sydenham

Perry Hill

SE26 4PU

28th June - 16th July

Manchester

Hulme High Street Retail Park

Hulme

M15 5JR

30th June - 9th July

London

Pending

Brixton/Woolwich/other

Pending

4th July - 15th July

Birmingham

Aston Villa Coach Park, Villa Park, Witton LN, B6 6HE

Aston, Birmingham

B6 6HE

5th July - 16th July

Leicestershire

Sainsbury’s Leicester North

Leicester North

LE4 7SJ

11th July - 16th July

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In February 2018, BME Cancer Communities and Can-Survive UK were commissioned by Genomics England (GE) to work in partnership to authentically gather information about Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) viewpoints regarding the 100,000 Genomes Project by: organising and delivering 9 BME focus groups;

The "Cancer does not discriminate", campaign arrived in Nottingham on the 19th September. The campaign was developed by the National Cancer Action Team, in recognition of:

  • Low levels of cancer awareness amongst people of BME origin;
  • Lower levels of cancer screening up-take by people of BME origin; and
  • Higher cancer incidence levels of liver cancer (African and African Caribbean men and women), cervical cancer (Asian women over 65), stomach cancer (African and African Caribbean men and women), prostate cancer (African and African Caribbean men) and mouth cancers (Asian women)

The campaign was supported locally by BME Cancer Communities and the Muslim Directory. The Aims of the campaign were to:

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