BXTAccelyon Blog

February 20, 2019

Dear Secretary of State,

Last year Mrs May pledged £75 million funding for prostate cancer research, paving the way for breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this most prevalent cancer in men in the UK. The recent NICE Guidance on prostate cancer has made a positive recommendation that all patients referred with suspected prostate cancer should have an MRI scan before a decision is made on prostate biopsy. The NHS has become one of the first health care systems in the world to make such a recommendation.

This is greatly welcomed, as it is well recognised and documented that...

February 18, 2019

On Friday 8th February we were delighted to host our first PrecisionPoint™ Transperineal Access System workshop, specifically designed for Urology Nurse Practitioners and Registrars. Developed in conjunction with Rick Popert, Consultant Urologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Mr Jonah Rusere, Urology ANP SEL Accountable Cancer Network, the training course is designed to increase the number of nurses skilled in a new advanced prostate biopsy technique: the free hand local anaesthetic transperineal targeted and systematic biopsy (LA TP).

As part of a wider initiative to move away...

February 12, 2019

The Daily Express published its ‘Prostate Cancer New Year’s Resolution’ article on the 6th February, raising awareness for prostate cancer and urging men across the UK to get a baseline PSA test to detect for possible symptoms of the disease.

Commentary within the article includes quotes from Professor Stephen Langley and Clinical Nurse Specialist Claire Deering at Royal Surrey County Hospital, as well as real-life cases from two patients who have since been successfully treated for their prostate cancer with low dose rate brachytherapy; Chris Stone and Bill Morris. We are hugely grateful for a...

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