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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

Following the news that the number of men dying of prostate cancer is now greater than the number of women dying of breast cancer, John Grundy was asked for his views on behalf of OPCSG.  He hoped to spread the message to Oxfordshire's...

February 2018

BBC News on 2 February carried this report about the rise in incidence of prostate cancer and the need for better detection.  It reinforces OPCSG's mission - to persuade men to Get Checked!

February 2018

About 40 members present tonight to hear Prof. Andrew Protheroe speak on “New indications for the use of Abiraterone in men with locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer at first presentation.”

January 2018

Please note the next two group meeting dates: Monday 22 January, Professor Andrew Protheroe on ‘New indications for the use of Abiraterone in men with locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer at first presentation’, and Monday 5...

January 2018

Back in August the King’s Arms in Kidlington, hosts Gerry and Chris McGrath, held a beer and cider festival weekend with money raising events for prostate cancer charities.  On 9 November Gerry and Chris presented the amazing results of...

November 2017

This year’s skittles evening will be held on Saturday 9 December, 7.00 p.m., at The Ferryman, Bablockhythe, OX29 5AT.  (For satnav use only the post code given or you could end up on the wrong side of the river!).

November 2017

Every year North Oxford Golf Club hold a charitable event day involving golf, a good meal and a lot of fun.  The organiser Paul Baker deserves tremendous thanks from OPCSG for his efforts this year: with a mixture of humour and good-...

October 2017

Many thanks to the customers of Waitrose in Witney.  Every month the Waitrose Community Matters scheme gives away £1000 to local causes, with the amount depending on the number of tokens customers cast for each organisation.  On 11...

October 2017

Oxfordshire Prostate Cancer Support Group

Newsletter October 2017

October 2017

Prof. Simon Leedham,  Director, Centre for Personalised Medicine, Cancer Research UK, Clinical Scientist, and Dr.

September 2017