Prostate Cancer Conference as part of Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month

To celebrate the beginning of Ethnic Cancer Awareness Month in collaboration with the charity Cancer Equality, Orchid held a conference dedicated to exploring the experience of black African and black Caribbean men diagnosed with prostate cancer. It was an excellent chance to learn first hand from healthcare professionals and patients the problems and inequalities associated with raising awareness of prostate cancer and supporting men within this community.

Speakers included Klark Mullen, Government Affairs Lead, who discussed inequalities, Dr Eva McGrowder (Institute of Cancer Research) who gave an overview of the PROFILE study and Rebecca Todd (UCH) who presented information on the TRANSFORM study. Personal experience was provided by Sally Green and Maurice Blake while Marcella Turner discussed the need for the development of culturally appropriate information.

Amongst the attendees were representatives from the charity TACKLE prostate cancer as well as Professor Eamonn Rogers and Ms Esther Robijn from the European Association of Urology Patient Office, which is dedicated to advocating for the inclusion of the patient voice in treatment decisions.