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  • Tim Oliver MD FRCP

    Research indicates long term vitamin D deficiency could play role in aetiology of prostate cancer

    9th November 2017

    Research published today (10.00 GMT, 9th November 2017) in Scientific Reports indicates that long term vitamin D deficiency, associated with a lack of sunlight exposure, could play an important role in the development of prostate cancer. Professor Tim Oliver, one of the founders of male cancer charity Orchid, authored the research which found that anaerobic […]

  • New National Survey about Living Beyond Cancer (National Cancer Research Institute)

    23rd October 2017

    Research to help people living with and beyond cancer – Have your say and help us to improve the lives of people affected by cancer   Are you a cancer patient first diagnosed as an adult? Do you look after or have you looked after people who were first diagnosed with cancer as adults? Are […]

  • Prostate Cancer Roadshow for African and Caribbean Men coming to Wembley Central Plaza in Brent.

    6th September 2017

    Orchid and Cancer Black Care will be bringing their Prostate Cancer Awareness Roadshow for African and Caribbean men to Wembley Central Plaza, High Street, HA9 7EX, Brent on Monday 18th September 2017 from 10am-4pm. The Roadshow aims to raise awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors amongst men, their families and anyone concerned about the disease.  […]

  • Orchid Research Grants 2017

    11th August 2017

    Orchid funds research to improve our understanding of male specific cancers: testicular, prostate and penile. This includes identifying new ways to detect and stage disease, new treatments and novel strategies to improve survival. Orchid is now inviting full applications for research grants. These will be available to researchers based in the UK and Ireland to […]

  • Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial

    5th July 2017

    The PROVENT study is a clinical trial for men diagnosed with prostate cancer who are on active surveillance. It aims to test whether Aspirin and/or Vitamin D3 have the potential to stop low and intermediate risk prostate cancers from developing into high risk cancers. Homerton University Hospital. University College London Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital and […]

  • Orchid funds blood cell discovery that identifies patients with aggressive prostate cancer

    16th June 2017

    Patients who have aggressive prostate cancer could be identified by a highly accurate and simple blood test, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The research discovered rare cells in the blood that could be used to identify patients who are 10 times more likely to die of their prostate […]

  • New Partnership with Rude Botany

    22nd May 2017

    Orchid is delighted that Rude Botany is supporting the charity by donating 10% from sales of selected T-shirts. Rude Botany T-shirts are adorned with real botanical names for plants, which are fun if a little risqué. Click here for more information. For more information on Rude Botany attire please visit https://rudebotany.com

  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Roadshow for African and Caribbean men coming to Hackney and Brixton in May 2017

    15th May 2017

    Orchid and Cancer Black Care will be bringing their Prostate Cancer Awareness Roadshow for African and Caribbean men to Ridley Road Market, Hackney E8 2NP on May 22nd 2017, 9.am – 4pm and Brixton Station Road Market, Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PD  on the 26th May 2017, 9 am – 4 pm. The Roadshows aim is to raise awareness […]

  • B Festival 2017

    5th May 2017

    We could not be more delighted to have been chosen as the beneficiary of this year’s B Festival. B Festival is based in Longfield, Kent with a line up comprised of tribute acts. Tickets are now on sale. For further information on this fantastic day, please click here to visit the event page.

  • Orchid’s 21st Anniversary Charity Ball

    20th April 2017

    21 years on, this is a time to reflect and celebrate upon the key achievements and successes. But also a great time to talk about our future plans and ambitions for Orchid and Male Cancer. Orchid would like to invite you to celebrate its 21st Anniversary on: Saturday 13th May 2017 at The Savoy, Strand, London […]