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  • One in three UK men say they know nothing about prostate cancer

    9th April 2018

    A new survey released today by male cancer charity, Orchid, to coincide with Male Cancer Awareness Week (9-15 April), highlights a worrying lack of awareness amongst men of prostate cancer, its symptoms and risk factors.   Of particular concern is the lack of awareness amongst those men at potential high risk of developing prostate cancer […]

  • #FACEuptoProstateCancer campaign

    9th April 2018

    “In response to figures that one in three men in the UK know nothing about prostate cancer, we have launched the #FACEuptoProstateCancer campaign to coincide with our annual Male Cancer Awareness week. FACE is a simple guide developed to help men learn about their own risk and consider the four key factors; family history, age, […]

  • Prostate Cancer: Britain’s Growing Problem

    9th April 2018

    “This Male Cancer Awareness Week we have launched our new report; Prostate Cancer: Britain’s Growing Problem where we are highlighting the worrying trend in late prostate cancer diagnosis. Through this report we are urging men, healthcare professionals and UK health chiefs to avert a “ticking time bomb in terms of prostate cancer provision”. To read […]

  • Orchid CEO Rebecca Porta comments on new prostate cancer mortality statistics

    2nd February 2018

      Today’s statistics showing that prostate cancer has overtaken breast cancer mortality are a stark warning that we urgently need to make a lot more progress in prostate cancer diagnosis, care and treatment. There are fewer clinical nurse specialists working in prostate cancer than breast cancer, prostate cancer is often diagnosed at later stages than […]

  • Fight male cancer every time you search the web

    23rd January 2018

    We’re excited to announce Savoo Search, Save and Raise as our new fundraising partner, and we’d like to introduce you to this innovative way of donating. Simply use Savoo Search as your default search engine (the same way as you would your current search engine) and Savoo will donate 1p for every search. If you’re looking […]

  • 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