Author Archives: Bernard Smyth

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

Hormone treatment and Covid-19

Hormone treatment might offer some protection from Covid-19, it’s reported. See more here But it can make PCa worse, this study finds.  An online survey aiming to shed more light on the experience of PCa patients on this therapy (aged 35 to 80) is being conducted via this link And a London college has developed […]

Next meeting

New chairman, and change to Brohn lunch Tim Bond, below, was elected chairman of Prospect at the 2021 AGM. He replaces Malcolm Gamlin, who retired after 13 years in the role. Malcolm was thanked for his hard work. Mick Broggio resigned as secretary but volunteer Martin Webb was co-opted by the committee in July. Other […]

Patient guide ‘good source of info’

Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Patient Guide (updated to ’21) is said to be one of the best sources of information from diagnosis to survival of PCa. Download it for free here.  Our New Research page is updated regularly.

Drugs approved and a PCa ‘killer’

The NHS confirmed that the chemotherapy drug docetaxel will be made available to PCa patients as soon as they are diagnosed instead waiting until other treatments stop working. See.  And NICE has approved a new drug, Darolutamide, as an option for treating hormone-relapsed PCa in men at high risk of developing metastatic disease. See more […]