Men's cancer: Help fund new ways to diagnose and treat these diseases

Last updated: 15/04/2014

Why this research is needed

A male patient with his doctor looking through the results of a medical testAlmost 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate, testicular, or penile cancer in the UK every year.

The majority are diagnosed with prostate cancer, which accounts for around 37,000 cases. Around 2,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer and around 490 men are diagnosed with penile cancer.

The impact of our work

In the 1970s, our researchers played a key role in the development of cisplatin – a drug that has transformed the treatment of advanced testicular cancer and is also used in the treatment of advanced penile cancer.

Our scientists were also involved in the discovery and development of abiraterone, which last year showed great promise in a large clinical trial by providing men with advanced prostate cancer with valuable extra months of life.

Please support our scientists as they work to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat "men only" cancers.

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Project closed - April 2014

We’re very excited to announce that we’ve achieved the fundraising target for this project! Thank you so much for helping us to raise £71,246 for pioneering research into men’s cancer.

Each year our scientists get closer to finding cures for cancers –whether through targeted treatment or simply detecting cancers earlier. With the continued help of our supporters we can accelerate our progress against this devastating disease.

Fundraising and donations to this project have closed, but if you’d like to continue to support our work into men’s cancer, we’re fundraising for another area of research:

Prostate cancer: Help us to discover new drugs to treat this disease