Charity calls for more accurate early detection test for prostate cancer

New figures released by Prostate Cancer UK reveal that more men now die from prostate cancer every year in the UK than women die from breast cancer, making it now the third most common cancer to die from after lung and bowel cancer. Due to an ageing population, the number of men dying from prostate cancer has continued to rise despite survival rates being 2.5 times higher than they were 30 years ago. Angela Culhane, the charity’s chief executive said ‘Plans to create an accurate test fit for use as part of a nationwide prostate cancer screening programme, as well as developing new treatments for advanced prostate cancer are already well underway. But to achieve these aims, we need to increase our investment in research’. Click here to read the whole article.