UCARE (Urology Cancer Research and Education)

Prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer research

20% of all new cancers diagnosed will be urological cancers [kidney, bladder, prostate and testes]. The good news is that thanks to research and early diagnosis more people than ever can survive the disease due to the work of charities like UCARE funding world class research

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It ran from 5:28 PM, 10 August 2012 to 4:25 PM, 20 June 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1120887)

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  • “The arrival of new equipment funded by UCARE is a huge boost to our research capabilities”

    — Chris Blick - Researcher

  • “I wish UCARE had been around when I had my cancer; it's just what is needed.”

    — Jane Brown - Volunteer

  • Much of the research in cancer is generated by charitable organisations such as UCARE"

    — Mr Rob McCormick – Clinical Research Fellow

  • “I wish UCARE had been around when I had my cancer; it's just what is needed.”

    — Jane Brown - Volunteer

  • “The arrival of new equipment funded by UCARE is a huge boost to our research capabilities”

    — Chris Blick - Researcher

  • Much of the research in cancer is generated by charitable organisations such as UCARE"

    — Mr Rob McCormick – Clinical Research Fellow

Situation

Finding new ways to fight urological cancers - 20% of all new cancers diagnosed will be urological cancers. They will affect men and women, the young and the old alike. Sadly, a large burden falls on men – cancers of the prostate and testes – while cancers of the kidney and the bladder affect both men and women. Urological cancers need to recover from years of underfunding - kidney and bladder cancers - have suffered in particular

Solution

There is a lot of work for UCARE still to do however, not just in funding the research that will help us understand and treat these complex diseases, but finding the tools to raise awareness and to help people to identify the early symptoms - as early diagnosis saves lives. As one of the less fashionable causes to support, some of these cancers are embarrassing and difficult to talk about – particularly the ones that affect men. We aim to find new ways to remove this stigma.