Prostate Cancer: Health Education and Research

(asked on 24th February 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase (a) research into and (b) awareness of prostate cancer.


Answered by
Jo Churchill Portrait
Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
This question was answered on 5th March 2020

On 10 April 2018, the Government pledged £75 million towards clinical trials for prostate cancer which will focus on improving early diagnosis and survival rates as well as exploring options for different treatments for men affected by the disease.

In 2014, Public Health England ran a Be Clear on Cancer local pilot campaign focusing on ‘Prostate Cancer’ in London. This included posters (by the roadside and in barber shops), print, tailored public health messaging on local radio, street ambassadors and public relations. Further information on this campaign for prostate cancer can be viewed at the following link:

https://prostatecanceruk.org/media/2457630/Be-Clear-on-Cancer-Web-Accessible-GP.pdf

This content was generated for your convenience by Parallel Parliament and does not form part of the official record.
Recent Documents related to Prostate Cancer: Health Education and Research

1. NHS Cancer Targets
30/04/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: PACK Number CBP-2018-0105, 30 April 2018 NHS Cancer Targets By Alex Bate Carl Baker Andrew Mackley

2. Cancer Strategy
19/02/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: PACK Number CDP-2018-0037, 19 February 2018 Cancer strategy By Alex Bate Carl Baker Alexander Bellis

3. Ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment
29/10/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: PACK Number CDP-0229, 29 October 2018 Ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment By Thomas Powell Carl Baker

4. General Debate on the spending of the Department of Health on Non-Invasive Precision Therapies for cancer
17/07/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Spending of the Department of Health and Social Care on Non-Invasive Precision Therapies for Cancer By Tom Powell

5. The future of breast cancer
17/10/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 2018-0223 , 17 October 2018 The future of breast cancer By Dr Sarah Barber, Thomas Powell & Alex Adcock

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Prostate Cancer: Health Education and Research

1. Prostate Cancer
06/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: of World Cancer Day, and many Members will have attended the event held by Cancer Research UK in Portcullis - Speech Link

2. Oral Answers to Questions
23/10/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: innovative technology in the health service. What is the Secretary of State saying today to scientists - Speech Link
2: system for flu jabs for the over-65s. Is the Secretary of State aware that this technology is breaking down - Speech Link
3: Digital health tools, including decision-support software, have a great potential to increase the quality - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
18/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: regimes led by the Care Quality Commission. Latest figures from 3 June show that 80% of care homes have been - Speech Link
2: example of a care home run by a private provider: Ellesmere House, which offers residential care for dementia - Speech Link
3: concerning when we hear cases of abuse or neglect in care homes. That is why the Government asked the CQC - Speech Link

4. Cancer Treatment
19/04/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Just before I ask the hon. Member for Croydon Central (Sarah Jones) to open the debate, it is my - Speech Link
2: increased funding for research; and calls on the Government to increase the sharing of health data and promote - Speech Link
3: increased funding for research; and calls on the Government to increase the sharing of health data and promote - Speech Link

5. Blood Cancer
23/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: important issue of the NHS long-term plan and blood cancer. In doing so, I congratulate my hon. Friend the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Prostate Cancer: Health Education and Research
1. Prostate Cancer: Research
asked by: Anthony Browne
22/07/2021
... broken down by project.

2. Prostate Cancer: Research
asked by: Karen Lee
14/06/2018
... whether the £75 million for prostate cancer research funding will be ring-fenced and spent only on prostate cancer research; and whether there are plans to invite bids for research funding restricted to prostate cancer.

3. Prostate Cancer: Health Education and Research
asked by: Luke Evans
05/03/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to increase (a) research into and (b) awareness of prostate cancer.

4. Prostate Cancer: Health Education
asked by: Paul Bristow
05/11/2020
... what assessment Public Health England has made on the need for a national public awareness campaign on prostate cancer.

5. Prostate Cancer: Health Services
asked by: Craig Whittaker
27/04/2021
... how many Integrated Care Systems (ICS) specifically cover prostate cancer as part of their local cancer recovery plans; and whether the (a) National Cancer Board and (b) Cancer Recovery Taskforce have plans to issue guidance to ICS on this matter.

Latest Questions