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Prostate Cancer: Health Education and Research

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 20046, tabled on 24 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase (a) research into and (b) awareness of prostate cancer.

Answered on

5 March 2020

On 10 April 2018, the Government pledged £75 million towards clinical trials for prostate cancer which will focus on improving early diagnosis and survival rates as well as exploring options for different treatments for men affected by the disease.

In 2014, Public Health England ran a Be Clear on Cancer local pilot campaign focusing on ‘Prostate Cancer’ in London. This included posters (by the roadside and in barber shops), print, tailored public health messaging on local radio, street ambassadors and public relations. Further information on this campaign for prostate cancer can be viewed at the following link:

https://prostatecanceruk.org/media/2457630/Be-Clear-on-Cancer-Web-Accessible-GP.pdf