The Cambridgeshire Prostate Cancer Support Association (CambsPSA) is a UK registered charity: number 1133410.
CambsPSA has been set up by a small group of prostate cancer patients based mainly in East Anglia. We meet regularly and frequently invite guest speakers to come to our meetings – for instance, our June 2016 meeting featured Dr Hayley Whitaker, talking about her ground-breaking research into Prostate Cancer – plus we also have guest speakers on other topics too. (see our diary dates page for more info on our next meetings).
In short, you can be sure that you’ll have a good couple of hours of enjoyable company and you might even learn a thing or two. 🙂
Plus, we usually hold a raffle so pop along and you might win something !
The objects of CambsPSA, set out in the CambsPSA Constitution (linked to below), are:
- To relieve the physical or mental distress or poverty of persons with prostate cancer
- To provide education and information about prostate cancer to persons who may be affected
- To contribute to the provision of treatment and care of those affected by prostate cancer
CambsPSA‘s services are provided by members working from home and acting as volunteers, who are elected at the Annual General Meeting (which is usually held at the beginning of each calendar year), to which all members are invited. The current office-holders are:
Patron: Professor David E Neal CBE, FMedSci, FSB; FRCS, FFPM, MS, BSc(1st), MB BS Positions held: Professor of Surgical Oncology (Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Oxford); Senior Vice President Global Research (Academic) Elsevier. Visiting Director of Research and Honorary Consultant in Surgical Uro-oncology (Cambridge University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). Former positions held: Clinical Director of Surgical Oncology; Professor of Surgical Oncology; Senior Group Leader, (Cambridge Institute). He is one of the Principal Investigators on the CRUK funded prostate cancer component of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC).
Honorary Member: Dr Hayley Whitaker, PhD (Imperial): Hayley obtained her PhD at Imperial College, London working on androgen receptor interacting proteins and swiftly moved to The University of Cambridge to join Professor David Neal working on mechanisms of prostate cancer development. After moving to the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute when it opened Hayley went on to develop a prostate biomarker programme making use of the Prompt and ProTect biorepositories. In recent years Hayley expanded the biomarker work to other cancers by setting up the Biomarker Initiative to work on prostate, pancreas, cholangiocarcinoma, bladder and ovarian cancers. In April 2015 Hayley moved to UCL to develop a group focused on molecular diagnostics and therapeutics. Later that year she was made Head of Centre for Molecular Intervention.
Principal Committee Members for 2017:
*Chairman: Don – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Vice Chairman: Frank
We have a committee of various members – if you want to join, then please let one of the above know.
If you want to get in touch please click on this link to email any general enquiries: email@example.com
Our Charity Constitution can be found here: Charity Constitution document – PDF, 97kb
And the Rules of the Charity can be found here: Charity Rules document – PDF, 21kb
Our services are free of charge to anyone and are funded entirely by membership subscriptions and donations.
If you wish to become a member of the group, the annual subscription is £10 per person or £15 per couple – please download our membership application form – PDF, 55kb – or contact our membership secretary for more info.
CambsPSA does not offer or give advice, only information and support. Those seeking professional advice should consult a qualified practitioner.