Author Archives: Bernard Smyth

Retired journalist, ex Fleet Street and managing editor at Home Office, London

Cancer test bus launched

Cancer test bus launched Bristol Live reports that Dr Jyoti Sha has converted an old bus into a clinic to test for PCa. She has caught more than 100 cases and urges men to get tested. More here

Dye breakthrough

A special type of fluorescent dye might help surgeons better locate and remove PCa cells. See here

Spit test ‘better’

Spit test ‘better’ A spit test taken at home is better than a blood one, say researchers. See here  

Personalised vaccines

Personalised vaccines Thousands to trial personalised cancer vaccines but no mention of PCa. See here

Urgent: July gathering

More members needed for July gathering More members need to book to make the gathering worthwhile. Download the pdf for details of our July conference at Penny Brohn, Pill, here

New Bath help group

New Bath help group Prospect is running an Active Surveillance group at the Macmillan Wellbeing Hub at the new Dyson Cancer Centre at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. It will meet on the last Tuesday of the month, starting May 28. Leaflet here

Free help with food/diet

Free help with food/diet Struggling with any aspect of eating while going through cancer?  The World Cancer Research Fund Cancer and Nutrition Helpline is now free to call. Can’t find anything to eat that doesn’t make you feel sick? Worried about how different food will interact with your medicine? Or maybe you’ve seen something about […]

New hope for advanced patients

New hope for advanced patients The first patients have been enrolled to take part in a trial of a radioactive isotope used as a treatment for metastatic PCa. This first worldwide trial introduces a promising new therapy for patients who have exhausted all other options in their treatment. More here

New screening trial

New screening trial Prostate Cancer UK is launching a £42m research programme – the TRANSFORM trial – to find the best way to screen men for PCa, so one day all men at risk are invited for regular tests to find aggressive cancers in time for a cure. More here

Cheaper scans

Cheaper, quicker prostate cancer scans just as accurate ‘and can help more men’. More