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On Monday 16 July eighteen members of OPCSG accepted an invitation to visit the Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley at Shinfield near Reading.  They were very impressed by what they saw at this new, state of the art centre.  They...

July 2018

OPCSG will be raising awareness at the ...

July 2018

In recognition of our successful fundraising and some recent generous donations, your Committee decided that we were in a position to help two local research and development projects which will be of direct benefit to prostate cancer...

July 2018

After a long period of fundraising, research and procurement, the Urology Department at the Churchill has recently taken delivery of a new mpMRI scanner which it is now using in certain cases for fusion biopsy.  ‘Fusion’ because the...

June 2018

In brilliant sunshine OPCSG had a busy and successful weekend.  On Sunday 24 June about 90 members joined the annual river cruise on a Salters steamer, this year from Donnington Bridge downstream through two locks to Nuneham Courtenay...

June 2018

The October group meeting date has been changed to Monday 29 October, Oxford Golf Club 6.30 for 7.00 pm as usual.

June 2018

If you missed the group meeting in April, when Prof. Karol Sikora gave a brilliant talk on the hoistory and practice of proton bean therapy, or if you'd like to hear it again, visit our YouTube channel, or click here:

June 2018

Yes, by popular demand it’s here again: the OPCSG annual summer river cruise.  The date this year is Sunday 24 June, setting sail from Donnington Bridge (where there is ample parking at the Salters yard) at 2.30 p.m.

May 2018

Guardian journalist George Monbiot recently wrote a powerful piece about his treatment for prostate cancer.  Although he had good outcomes in the end (continent, cancer free and sexually active), he experienced massive pain after his...

May 2018

At a lively group meeting on 23 April, held as usual at Oxford Golf Club, OPCSG Chairman John Grundy received a cheque for £750 from the Master of Alfred Lodge of Oxfordshire Masons, accompanied by Tom Edwards.  We are extremely...

April 2018

The new Data Protection laws (General Data Protection Regulations), which come into force on 25 May 2018, mean that organisations such as OPCSG need specific consent from members/supporters if we are to hold contact details on record...

April 2018

23 April: Professor Karol Sikora from Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley will be speaking on ‘Proton Therapy – the prostate conundrum’.  We are very fortunate to have such a distinguished speaker, an international leader in his...

April 2018

The members of Blackbird Leys Bowls Club support a different charity each year.  This year they raised an amazing £1400 for OPCSG, spurred on by cases of prostate cancer among their members.  It wasn't just a case of shake a bucket: the...

March 2018

Around 50 members and guests attended the seventh AGM of OPCSG on 5 March. Annual accounts were accepted and a new Committee elected.

March 2018

Oxfordshire Prostate Cancer Support Group

Newsletter February 2018

THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMME

February 2018

The 2018 AGM of OPCSG will take place at 7.00 p.m.

February 2018

OPCSG will be featured in the mid-morning programme on Radio Oxford next Monday, 12 February, at around 11.30.  This follows on from much public discussion of detection and mortality rates in the last two weeks.

February 2018