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The Tackle's official journal is entitled Prostate Matters and is provided free to all Member Organisations in sufficient numbers for them to distribute to their own members.

Articles to be considered for inclusion in "Prostate Matters" are always welcome, and should be sent to the Editor.

Issue Number & DateHeadlines

Issue 35 - February 2017

Coming Down to Earth from The Hype - the actual story behind the "new laser treatment"
PSA Testing at PCaSO
Events from Oxford PCSG
"Small Decisions can be Hard Decisions" - Roger Wotton's Prostate Cancer Journey
Awareness Event by FOPS
PCSA (Central England) "Get a Score on the Board"
News from the Isle of Wight
"Show the Red Card to Prostate Cancer" - Walnut Group in Preston PSA testing
Men of a Certain Age - the 100,000 Genome Project
News from Nottingham
Bryan Metcalf - an Obituary


Issue 34 - November 2016

Tackle Funding Call to Support Groups
Tackle Working with NICE
Preston African Caribbean Community Event
Tackle on TV
Save a Dad! Campaign
Report on Helpliners Meeting
News from the Groups
East Lancs PCSG Blood Testing Event

Issue 33 - August 2016

2016 AGM Report
Feedback on PSA Discussions with GPs
Tackle CEO Rowena Bartlett moves on
Cabazitaxel and Firmagon - Tackle Makes a Difference
The Bay PCSG attend a "Health Mela"
"A Walk Through Oxfordshire" - fundraising report
PSA testing report from East Lancs PSG

Issue 32 - May 2016

Internationals Centre for parliamentary Studies Report
Prostate Cancer Screening and Misleading Statistics
News from the Groups
Revised PSA Guidelines - a step forward
Letters to the Editor
STAMPEDE and PATCH trials - latest results
Beating Prostate Cancer roadshows
Automedia Plays Santa

Issue 31 - February 2016

The Importance of Bone Health
Riskman Update
Jason Leonard Gets a Score on the Board at Harlequins
Welcome to two new members of our Clinical Advisory Board
Letters to the Editor
Room Seven - Doug Badger's experience of radiotherapy
PROSTaid Awareness Evening at Leicester Racecourse
Privileged Viewing of a Robot - report from East Lancs PCSG

Issue 30 - November 2015

Jon Rees interview in The Independent
Know your PSA: Get a Score on the Board campaign
FOPS at Number 34
Implementing the STAMPEDE Trial
Screening for Prostate Cancer Report
Cancer Drugs Fund - Latest
New Name - Same Aim
Post-Radiotherapy Treatment - Part 2
Prof Nick James - Jazz at Home

Issue 29 - August 2015

2015 AGM Report
Introducing our Clinical Advisory Board
News from Groups
Tackle Campaign Update
"Prostate Cancer – Age is a Symptom – beware if you are 60 years or older!" - by Ken George (The Bay PCSG)
Grayshott Spa Winner Report
Medical Detection Dogs: report on what they do and how we can work together

Issue 28 - May 2015

Prof Frank Chinegwundoh, Tackle Clinical Trustee, on Prostate Cancer
Meet our Ambassadors: David Gower, Damian Hopley and Lord Rose
Consultant Dr Julian Barnwell talks about Genetics - "One of those things?"
News from Groups
"Tearful and Vulnerable" - a very personal view by Carole Williams
East Lancashire PCSG holds a PSA testing session
David Smith - an Obituary
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - a report from Oxfordshire PCSG

Issue 27 - February 2015

Regional Workshops report
Reports from new Chairman Roger Wotton and past Chairman Sandy Tyndale-Biscoe
Bip Wetherell's PET Scan in Germany
Dennis Walker's Brush with Prostate Cancer
Urinary Continence - Treatment following a Prostatectomy/Prostate Surgery
Long-Term Results from the PR07 Trial
Somerset PSA Goes to Show
Don't Fry Your Meat...

Issue 26 - November 2014

Grayshott Spa supports Tackle
Online Shop opens with men's washbag and charger
London to Paris bike ride fundraising report
A Lay(wo)man's View
The Bay PCSG update
East Lancs PCSG unveil new scanner
Helpline Urology Specialist Nurse
PROSTaid funds their new oncology PCa Nurse
The Cockroach Analogy

Issue 25 – August 2014

Tackle at Twickenham – PCSF 2014 AGM report
Hugh Gunn's spridget rally
Study into emotional impact of cancer
Man and Horse make steady progress – the Prostate Awareness Story
Results of trial testing higher doses of radiotherapy to treat prostate cancer
Oxfordshire PCSG: recent events
STAMPEDE trial adds new arm investigating combination of abiraterone and enzalutamide

Issue 24 – May 2014

Chief Executive's progress report
Thoughts on screening
Norfolk and Waveney PCSG Helps local NHS Foundation
NICE decides on Enzalutamide
The Walnut Programme in a nutshell
A survival Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer
Norfolk and Waveney PCSG celebrates its 10th birthday
A view through the keyhole

Issue 23 – Winter 2014

Federation launches new website
Patients outraged by cruel NICE betrayal
Autumn workshop report: "Getting Fair Treatment from the Health Service"
Regionalisation – how it works
Sorting out ED – a symptom of confusion?
Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group goes to ASDA
Commissioning – Integration
The Benefits of Aromatherapy
New Treatments for Advanced Prostate Cancer
Droylsden Group - Awareness and Fund Raising Night
Issue 22 – Autumn 2013

Is robotic prostatectomy always better?
Adults with Learning Difficulties
The Misconception About Palliative Care
Enzalutamide
A Positive Mental Attitude - Dies it Really Matter?
Phil and Tina Delaney’s Story
Tackle Prostate Cancer - progress report
News from Groups: Droylsden PCSG, York & Selby and South Warwickshire
Is Cialis a Brekthrough for Erectile Dysfunction?
Issue 21 – Summer 2013

Federation plans to TACKLE prostate cancer
2013 Annual Conference
APPLE gets involved in review of local urology services
A horse called "Prostate Awareness"
Dr Jone Rees - The On Line doctor
Benefits of broccoli
Aylesbury Vale Support Group: Onwards and Upwards
Bolton Group purchases Accuvein for local hospital
Issue 20 – Spring 2013

Setting Up a Prostate Cancer Support Group
PROSTaid Awareness Event 2013
Cancer and the Imune System
Ductal Prostate Cancer
Bone Health, a patient's view
Exploring the Needs of Gay and Bisexual Men with Prostate Cancer
Night Sweats & Hot Flushes - Acupuncture
Issue 19 – Winter 2013

2013 Annual Conference Announcement
Report on workshop: "Making Support Groups More Effective", Warwick, November 2012
Frank Chinegwundoh – New Federation Trustee
Survey: Men, Women and Food after Prostate Cancer
Kidderminster - Boxing Day Tractor Run
Droylsden Support Group
Prospect – Santa-Cruz Rally
Avalanche Hits Reading! – PSA testing day
Issue 18 – Autumn 2012

Autumn Workshop
The Federation in a changing world
Changes at the top in the Federation
News from Support Groups: Norfolk, PROSTaid and APPLE
Good bye to Emma
John Dwyer Retires
Oxford PCSG Awareness Day
PSA-based screening – news from the US may help move things in the UK
Issue 17 – Summer 2012

Prostate Cancer UK – working with the Federation
Gary Steele Receives the MBE
What does the Federation mean to you? - tell us what you want
Testosterone Kids
Whilst we await the outcome of the Riskman trial - would you like to help save a few lives?
Don’t Ignore Prostate Cancer Signs!
Issue 16 – Spring 2012

Report on the 2012 AGM
DRE - a Dangerous Rectal Examination by David Baxter-Smith
MDV1300 by David Smith
Cancer Patient Experience Surveys by Professor Sir Mike Richards
News from Support Groups
Surgeon experience - key to successful outcome for prostatectomy

Issue 15 - Winter 2012

NICE Rejects Abiraterone & Cabazitaxel
My Personal Journey by Nigel Lewis-Barker
Book review: Natural Approaches to Prostate Cancer
Federation Appoints Development Director
Book review: The Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy by Dirk Benedict
‘Riskman’ Progress
Urinary Incontinence Post-Prostatectomy
The PROMIS Trial
Issue 14 - Autumn 2011

Report on “Lifestyle and Prostate Cancer Workshop”
Book review: “The Cancer Survivor’s Companion”
Adding Radiotherapy to Hormone Therapy
A Wife's perspective on advanced prostate cancer
PATCH Trial
My Man Ladies' Lunch
Physiotherapeutic Impact: penile rehabilitation
Mike Lockett, Doug Gray and Stafford Scholes
Issue 13 - Summer 2011

Autumn 2011 Workshop
Book Reviews: Coping Successfully with Prostate Cancer and Prostate Cancer - the Facts
Prostate Action – almost one year on
The Great Biopsy Debate
"Leonardo, Prostate Cancer, PSA test and me" by Peter Sandison
Report on Alpharadin
"Beating The Tiger" by Bob Arthy
Denosumab versus Zoledronic Acid for Treatment of Bone Metastases
Issue 12 - Spring 2011

Federation 2011 Annual Conference
“Chemo fog”
Setting Research Priorities
Prostate Action Masterclasses
Abiraterone
Cryotherapy
Transperineal Template Prostate Biopsies
Issue 11 - Winter 2011

Critique of the National Screening Committee ScHARR Report
Is The “Overtreatment” Argument Outdated?
National Campaign to re-consider screening for prostate cancer
Attracting New Group Members and Health Professional Associates
Re-inventing the Pleasure Machine – Sex after Prostate Disease?
Changes in External Beam Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer
Issue 10 - Autumn 2010

Report of "Prostate Cancer Research – Patients Lead" workshop
Norfolk and Waveney PCSG spreads the word!
Europa Uomo – Krakow Masterclass
Abiraterone Raises Bar in Metastatic Prostate Cancer Treatment
Should we be using Hormone Deprovation as treatment as first-line therapy?
Cancer patient mobility in Europe
Issue 9 - Summer 2010

Post Prostatectomy Incontinence
Barcelona EAU Congress
The Great Drag Race - The Reality
Prostate Support Association Kent

Prostate Cancer Risk Based Screening Trial – alternative views
Prostate Cancer Cryotherapy
Issue 8 - Spring 2010

The Prostate Cancer Risk Based Screening Trial
Federation Annual Conference and AGM
Prostate Cancer & Nitroglycerin
PROSTaidAwareness Event
Pelvic Floor Exercises
Fish Oil & Omega 3
Prostate Cancer Risk-Based Screening (birth of RISKMAN)
The Great Drag Race - a daughter's view
Issue 7 - Winter 2010

The Great PSA Debate — full report
Prostate cancer and diet – update
Diet and lifestyle changes
RADICALS Clinical Trial
The Great PSA Debate Questionnaire Analysis Report
National Cancer Patient Information Pathways and Prescriptions
Issue 6 - Autumn 2009

The Great PSA Debate - a brekthrough for early detection
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Day (The Great Drag Race)
The Prospect Web-Site and a Prostate UK Grant
Research may point to enhanced treatments
The PATCH clinical trial
Proactive Prostates Initiative: Europa Uomo — a call to action
The Informed Decision-Making Project
The Great PSA Debate
The Great Drag Race
Fighting Cancer - a new European Cancer Partnership
Prostate Cancer Questionnaire - Results
Trial: Alpharadin for Metastatic Disease
Green Tea and Prostate Cancer Progression
News about Drugs and Treatment
Annual Conference and AGM
PCRMP - where we stand now
West Wales Group benefits from Grant
Clinical Trials - Hyperbaric Oxygen and Sarcosine
Active Surveillance arguments
Targeted prostate biopsy
MRI in prostate cancer
Research issues
Promoting Patient Power workshop
Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme - men betrayed again
The Breuss Diet
STAMPEDE Clinical Trial
European Prostate Cancer Coalition - Europa Uomo

Inaugural Conference report
Searching for the Perfect Diet
RADICALS Trial
Rusty Surgeons put Patients at Risk
Novel Chemo Drug
New tests may predict spread
Clinical Nurse specialists

Issue 1 - April 2008

Federation Launch
NICE Clinical Guideline – comment
Should UK Prostate Cancer Detection Age be Lowered
Prostate Cancer Growth Delayed by up to 8 Years by just 4 Months of Hormone Therapy
Zeolite and the Pfeifer Protocol
Broccoli - super veg
Research updates: early PSA measurement, PCA-3, adjuvant hormone therapy with EBRT, Radium 233 for HR disease, genetic risk factors