Diary dates

Diary Dates:

We hold regular monthly meetings, usually the FOURTH Thursday of each month, either for social gatherings or when we have a special guest speaker. Anyone is welcome to attend – there’s no fee or admission charge – just come along and see if we can help you.

Please note that for 2017, (as has been usual for the past 2 years), we will be starting the meetings at 7:00pm

We usually try to arrange to have speakers attend to give a short talk about Prostate Cancer, its treatment and about the hospitals work to support the efforts being made to find better ways of treating it, as well as to discuss fund-raising events. It’s also a useful meeting point where you can learn more about the various treatments available, by talking to patients who are, or who have already gone through it.

(Note: If a suitable “prostate-cancer” specific speaker cannot be booked, then we will endeavour, where possible. to book a local speaker who is willing to come along and give a presentation about local history and/or events).

Announcement:
NEW Membership and Gift-Aid forms are now available to download – membership is £10 pa for an individual or £15 pa for a couple. If you are a tax payer, we can claim gift-aid back on your previous membership fees (up to when the charity started) but only *IF* you fill in and return the form !!

These can be downloaded from here:

Membership form (PDF, 55kb)

Gift-Aid From (PDF, 57kb)

Next meeting(s):
If you can’t come along yourself but know someone you think may benefit from our guest speakers, please invite them along. It is an OPEN meeting – there is NO admittance charge – anyone can attend and all are welcome.

Thursday 24th August – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker – Mike Petty

Mike will be giving a talk about “Sherlock Holmes in Cambridge”.

The meeting starts at 7pm and will finish by about 9pm. If there is time, we might be able to hold a raffle too.

Please take a Membership Form and complete it, if you wish to renew your annual membership for 2017. Cheques should be made payable to “CambsPSA”. Cash is also acceptable. Remember it’s £10 per person or £15 per couple for 12 calendar months (Jan-Dec).

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Tea, Coffee and biscuits are available. A small donation of 50p per drink would be appreciated for this.

If time permits a raffle may be held – so please bring some spare pound coins…:)

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We also have some A4 laminated “posters” for display in GP surgeries – these are FREE so if you want to help promote our group, then please take one and ask your local GP to put it up on their notice board(s).

We also have available our FREE “Below the belt” leaflet available, in all it’s colourful glory – it’s now been printed and you are welcome to take a few copies to give to your local GPs surgery (or any other place that you think might have a use for them). Once they have been placed, please let us know, so we can keep in touch and ensure they are kept “topped up”.

And to go with the above we have some FREE leaflet dispensers available, for use on customer service counters and/or reception desks.

PLEASE COME ALONG IN CASE WE CAN OFFER HELP AND SUPPORT TO YOU – ALL ARE WELCOME – ENTRANCE IS FREE

For maps and directions, please visit here: Cambridge Cancer Help Centre website

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And for those who like to plan ahead, our meetings in 2017 will be:
28th September
26th October
23rd November
There is no meeting scheduled for December, due to Xmas and New Year holidays.

Locations:
In the past, we have held meetings in a number of places, depending on the best location for when we have guest speakers and/or the availability of meeting rooms. More recently, we have been holding meetings at The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre at Scotsdales Garden Centre, the address of which is:

David Rayner Building, 120 Cambridge Road, Great Shelford CB22 5JT
(within the grounds of the Scotsdales Garden Centre).

How to get to CCHC (opens in new window)

Parking
Parking at CCHC is free and there is usually plenty of space – the Centre is on the left hand side, as you enter Scotsdales from the road.

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Previous meetings:
We’ve been able to attract a number of guest speakers to our meetings, some of whom are listed below:

Thursday 27th July – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker – Dr Julie Bounford FRSA

Julie gave a very interesting talk about “The Remarkable Story of Heffers of Cambridge”.

Thursday 22nd June – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker – Dr Lina Maria Carmona

Lina, who as you may already know, is our new Charity Secretary, gave the group a very interesting talk on “Prostate Cancer in the Colombian Jungle”. We take it for granted that we have the NHS and, in general, our health issues can be easily dealt with. But Prostate Cancer knows nothing about national boundaries and so, in the remote villages of Columbia, men can still get Prostate Cancer…but with little help available and few qualified consultants, never mind high quality hospitals, there’s few options for Columbian men who need treatment.

Thursday 25th May – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker – Christine Shaw

Christine came along and gave us a talk about the history of “Robert Sayle to John Lewis – Story of a Department Store”. Highly interesting to hear of how Robert Sayle started off his business and of his involvement in local affairs and his legacy.

Thursday 27th April – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 23rd March – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker

The speaker this month was Dr Lina Maria Carmona and her talk was titled “Using Technology to improve Prostate Cancer diagnoses, the MRI experience”.

Thursday 23rd February – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker

For this meeting, Alan Osborne was our guest, talking about “The Cambridge Scientific Company”.

Thursday 26th January 2017 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Annual General Meeting

Our meeting was on 26th January where we held our AGM.

Both the Chairman and Treasurer summarised the previous years work.
As was usual our committee stood down and new elections were held:

This year, both our Vice Chairman, Keith and our secretary, Carole stood down and did not seek re-election. We thank them both for their considerable contribution to the charity over the last 3 years. We welcome to the Committee, Lina who will take on the role of Secretary and Frank will continue as Vice-Chairman. Both Don and Tim will continue as before and Paul has been elected onto the Committee.

Thursday 24th November 2016 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker

Our meeting on 24th November was where we had a guest speaker who talked to us about Cancer Sniffing Dogs.

It was also our Christmas Party so, thank you if you brought along a plate of something to share.

Thursday 27th October 2016 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker: Paul Marsdon (Natural Anti-Prostate Cancer Supplements)

Paul gave a very interesting and informative talk to the group about the various supplements he takes in order to keep his PSA under control.

Thursday 22nd September 2016 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker: Dr Simon Pacey of Addenbrooke’s Oncology

We were pleased to welcome to our group Dr Pacey who gave us a talk on the “Trials and Novel Treatments” for Prostate Cancer.

Thursday 25th August 2016 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social gathering

Thursday 28th July 2016 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker: Dr Vincent Gnanapragasam
(Research Urologist & Lecturer at Addenbrookes)

We are pleased to welcome back to our group Dr Gnanapragasam who will be giving us a talk on the “Latest Research Developments” with regards to Prostate Cancer.

Thursday 23rd June 2016 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker: Dr Hayley Whitaker

Hayley returned to our group on Thursday 23rd June with an “Update into her research into biomarkers”.

This was a very interesting talk, as it gave everyone an insight into the “behind the scenes” research that Hayley has been undertaking, to make it easier to diagnose Prostate Cancer.

Thursday 26th May 2016 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker Bryan Howe

Our guest speaker topic this month was: ‘Crime & Punishment’ (a light hearted look)

Thursday 28th April 2016 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker

UPDATED:
Due to the Doctor’s strike Dr Simon Pacey has cancelled and at the last minute Mike Petty has stepped in to save the day!

Mike was speaking about ‘Cambridge Market Hill circa 1200 to the year 2000’ [A story of central Cambridge].

So same date same place but a totally different subject.

Last time Mike’s talk on Cambridge in the war years was extremely well received and I would be very surprised if this talk isn’t just as fascinating.

Come along and enjoy an evening of local history with one of Cambridge’s best known historians.

Thursday 24th March 2016 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 25th February 2016 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker was Dr Keval Patel, from Cancer Research UK (Cambridge Institute) who spoke about: ‘Blood test for cancer’

Prostate Cancer is the most common male cancer in the UK affecting 50% of 50-year old men. Most men have indolent disease that would not limit their life span. Some however, have aggressive disease that will progress if not treated. Current monitoring methods e.g. blood tests or prostatic biopsies, are unable to distinguish accurately between indolent and aggressive disease. This is partly because, in the prostate gland of a single man, there can be multiple cancer foci.

Patients with cancer have mutations in their DNA and recent studies show that these mutations can be tracked non-invasively through simple blood tests (circulating tumour DNA or ctDNA). This project will investigate the ability of ctDNA to display and monitor the complexity of prostate cancer in men.

We hope that in the future ctDNA analysis could be used to non-invasively predict aggressive cancers and stratify men to early aggressive treatment to improve outcomes.”

Thursday 28th January 2016 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: AGM

Agenda:
TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
TO ELECT A NEW CHAIRMAN
TO ELECT MEMBERS OF A NEW COMMITTEE

Guest Speaker: Mike Petty MBE MA ALA
who will be giving a talk on:
“Cambridge at War 1939 – 1945 The Home Front”

We’d like to ensure the AGM starts at 7pm so please try to be early for this one.
We would hope that the guest speaker will commence after the AGM has finished.
Thursday 26th November 2015 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Christmas Social Gathering

Please bring a plate of food or drink to share.

Also: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre Bring&Share Christmas Party will be held on Thursday 10th December at 7:00pm.
Thursday 22nd October 2015 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 24th September 2015 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Guest Speaker

Our guest was Dr. Tristan Barrett, Hon. Consultant Radiologist – Addenbrookes who gave us a fascinating talk about: “Imaging and the Evolution of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis”

Thursday 27th August 2015 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social gathering

Thursday 23rd July 2015 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker – Hilary Ritchie giving a talk on “HISTORY of ADDENBROOKES”. Ms Richie works in the Archive Dept, Addenbrookes Hospital.

We had a good insight into the background of Addenbrookes Hospital and it’s nice to know that nearly 300 years after Dr John Addenbrookes’ passing, his legacy (of monies from his will) to build a hospital to care for the poor of the county, still continues.

Thursday 25th June 2015 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker – Dr Hayley Whitaker from Cancer Research UK

gave us a talk on “Genomic Advances in Diagnosing Aggressive Prostate Cancer”

Thanks you to everyone who came along on Thursday to support the guest speaker Dr Hayley Whitaker. She is at the forefront of the Research into Prostate Cancer and I think it is great for us to show our appreciation by as many people as possible attending.

Thursday 28th May 2015 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social gathering

plus come along for our NEW raffle 🙂

Thursday 23rd April 2015 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker – Anna Ellis from Addenbrookes Voluntary Services

Anna came along and gave us a presentation about the work of AVS.

Thursday 26th March 2015 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker – Jo Marriott from Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall

Jo came along to tell us about the fundraising campaign for Thorpe Hall, as well how the Sue Ryder charity provides help and support. We were pleased to be able to donate £5,000 towards their target, though they do need more funds to be able to complete their mission, so please check their link below.

Thorpe Hall appeal

or visit the Thorpe Hall website

Thursday 26th February 2015 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 22nd January 2015 – 7:00pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

AGENDA:-
* TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
* TO ELECT A NEW CHAIRMAN
* TO ELECT MEMBERS OF A NEW COMMITTEE

Note: There is NO meeting in December, due to Xmas – our next meeting will be on 22nd January 2015.

Thursday 27th November 2014 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Christmas Meeting and Social Gathering

This was our LAST meeting of the year, and as CCHC were not having a Xmas panto this year, we thought we do something different and have our own Christmas soirée 🙂

Thursday 23rd October 2014 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Guest Speaker

For this meeting our guest speaker was Ralph Carpenter, who wave us a talk on the subject of Sewing Machines (and especially the very first types of them. He also brought along a number of interesting samples for people to see and ask questions about.

Thursday 25th September 2014 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Guest speaker: Mike O’Keefe, Official Custodian of the Royal Photos and Imagery for HM The Queen. Mike brought along a number of official souvenirs, and gave us a fascinating insight into how he helps protect the image of our monarch.

Thursday 28th August 2014 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Our guest speaker was Mike Mason who gave us a talk about engineering and his very interesting career, working in Derby, building trains and then about his renovation and conversion of a water tower into his home 🙂

Thursday 24th July 2014 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 26th June 2014 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 22nd May 2014 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Guest Speaker

We had a notable speaker as you will see. I urged you to come along and find out what is happening in the world of research to do with Prostate Cancer.

Our guest speaker at the May meeting was Dr Hayley Whitaker, from CancerResearch UK, who was talking about the latest on her research into Prostate Cancer.

Thursday 24th April 2014 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker

We are pleased to announce that for the April meeting our guest speaker will be Mr Ian Burton who will be talking about:

“Development of Papworth Village & Hospital”

Thursday 27th March 2014 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social Meeting

Thursday 27th February 2014 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social Meeting

Thursday 23rd January 2014 – 7:30pm PROMPT
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

AGENDA:-
* TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
* TO ELECT A NEW CHAIRMAN
* TO ELECT MEMBERS OF A NEW COMMITTEE

The existing chairman and committee members were re-elected at the AGM.

Thursday 28th November 2013 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social Gathering

November is MOvember and we will be asking all our gentleman members to grow a nice moustache, over the course of the month. So please pick up a sponsorship form at the meeting and, if you want, we’ll take a picture of you, before you start and another one at the November meeting – we’ll post the best ‘taches online…

If you can’t get to the meeting or you didn’t get a form at the meeting, you can download one HERE (RTF, 560kb) and print it off using any word processor program.

Check our Events & News page for links if you want to make a donation.

Thursday 24th October 2013 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 26th September 2013 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 22nd August 2013 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 25th July 2013 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 27th June 2013 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker

For the June meeting, Vivienne Law came along to give us a talk about ‘Healthy Eating’

Ms Lee is a Nutritionist who works at Addenbrookes Hospital, so we are very appreciative that she will be attending the meeting – so we’d be grateful if you show your support and hopefully you will go away with good information about how your diet affects your health.

Thursday 23rd May 2013 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker

Dr Hayley Whitaker
Cambridge University & Cancer Research UK came along to give us a talk about “Biomarkers”.

Our chariman says: “Dr Hayley Whitaker is coming along to speak to us. This is the first time we will have had a research worker so come along and support her and us for the fantastic work that’s being done for us men”.

Thursday 25th April 2013 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest Speaker

Vincent Gnanagaprasm
University Lecturer in Uro-Oncology & Consultant Urologist who talked about “Prostate Cancer in the UK – 2013”

We had around 50 people attending this meeting.

Thursday 28th March 2013 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social gathering

Also: Graham Howat from Bartlow, ‘The Three-Counties Walk’ came along to make raffle tickets available for his charity and to discuss our participation at the event on the 5th of May 2013.

Thursday 28th February 2013 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Guest speaker Mr Graham Howat from Bartlow Three Counties Charity Walk

Thursday 24th January 2013 – 7:30pm SHARP
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: AGM
AGENDA:-
– TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
– TO ELECT A NEW CHAIRMAN
– TO ELECT NEW MEMBERS TO THE COMMITTEE
– TO APPROVE ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR
– TO PRESENT A CHEQUE TO BENEFICIARY “ARTHUR RANK HOSPICE CHARITY”
(other items may also be added to the above)

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity donation
We also made a donation of £5,000 to the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity – the chairmans presentation speech is HERE (PDF, 34kb).

The presentation was supposed to be featured in the Cambridge News, but I’ve not been able to track it down – if you can find the link, then please get in touch !!

At the AGM, we raised:

Membership/Donation Totals:
Cash: £120
CHQ’s: £40

Teas/Coffees: £17.81
Raffle: £61

Grand Total: £238.81

Cambridge Cancer Help Centre “Christmas Party”
Thursday 13th December – 6pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Social Gathering – Food contributions accepted – please bring them along to the CCHC on the day

Thursday 22nd November 2012 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Social Gathering – plus we played a DVD regarding radical prostatectomy

Thursday 25th October 2012 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 27th September 2012 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 23rd August 2012 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Social Gathering

We raised £41.80 from the raffle and tea/coffee donations.

Thursday 26th July 2012 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: EGM and Social Gathering (at present)

The EGM was held to gain members support for a minor update to our Constitution – specifically, it was to change it to ALLOW for spouses to be committee members at the same time, although for cheque signatories, only one may sign, with the second signature being required from a un-related committee member. When the proposal was put to the vote by the Chairman (proposed by Tim and seconded by ?), no one was against the proposal, so it was carried unanimously.

We raised £33.90 from the raffles and tea/coffee donations, plus a further £40 from new memberships and additional donations – making £73.90 received. A few expenses were incurred for providing the tea/coffee/biscuits etc so the overal total was just over £71.

Thursday 28th June 2012 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Guest Speaker

We were pleased that Dr Simon Russell (Consultant Clinical Oncologist Addenbrookes Hospital) agreed to speak about “Prostate Brachytherapy” on June 28th – around 50 people attended and we hope you went away knowing a bit more about this procedure.

Thursday 25th May 2012 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Social Gathering

We raised £32 overall at the May meeting – this was due to a lower than average attendance, no doubt due to holidays… 🙂

Thursday 26th April 2012 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Social Gathering

We raised £38 on the raffle and £20.20 on the teas/coffee at the April meeting – many thanks for your efforts.

Thursday 22nd March 2012 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Guest speaker – Mr Kastner [Urologist] talking about Prostate Cancer Diagnostics. He will be accompanied by Mr Doble also a Urologist who was instrumental in setting up the group PCSA (Anglia Branch) as we were at inception ‘so to speak’.

With apologies for the late notice but please come along and also inform any one who you think might benefit.

Thursday 23rd February 2012 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 26th January 2012 – 7:30pm
at: The Board Room, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

**Please note free parking cannot be arranged for this meeting**

Meeting type: AGM
AGENDA:-
– TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
– TO ELECT A NEW CHAIRMAN
– TO ELECT MEMBERS OF A NEW COMMITTEE

Notes from the meeting:

There were 33 attendees present and we raised £50 from the raffle – many thanks to you all.

The Chairman’s 2011 Report, submitted at the meeting, is available here

No meetings normally take place in December, due to Xmas

Thursday 24th November 2011 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Social Gathering, in conjunction with CCHC Christmas “do”

Thursday 27th October 2011 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 22nd September 2011 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

At our meeting on 22nd September, there was a guest speaker, Dr Yvonne Rimmer (Consultant Clinical Oncologist from Addenbrooke’s) who was talking about:

Image Guided Radiotherapy – are gold seeds the new standard?

We had about 70 attendees for this meeting, so thank you for coming along – the question/answer session that followed the presentation was very interesting and we hope it answered all your questions about this type of new treatment.

Thursday 25th August 2011 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 28th July 2011 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 23rd June 2011 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Meeting type: Social Gathering

Thursday 26th May 2011 at 7:30pm
Meeting type: Social Gathering
at: Seminar Room 2, The Clinical School, (at Harvey Lecture theatre), Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Thursday 28th April 2011 – 7:30pm
at: The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

UPDATE: We’ve got a guest speaker for our April meeting, namely Professor Robert Thomas MRCP, MD, FRCR who’ll be giving us a talk about “Survivorship in Prostate Cancer”.

Background:
Prof Thomas trained as a cancer doctor at the Royal Marsden Hospital and is now a Consultant Oncologist at the Primrose Oncology Unit, Bedford and Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge University Hospital Trusts, specialising in the treatment of breast, bowel and prostate cancer. He is a Professor at Cranfield University and teaches medical students at Cambridge University. He is author of the book “Lifestyle After Cancer – the facts” and editor of the cancer information and lifestyle website http://www.cancernet.co.uk

Although still embracing mainstream oncology research and treatments, he has now turned his academic attention into finding ways to improve patients’ quality of life, understand their treatment options and ways to integrate lifestyle and natural strategies into routine clinical practice. He directs an active research unit, which has designed several UK studies, published 75 scientific papers and presented over 100 abstracts at international conferences. This included the UK’s largest prospective study evaluating how lifestyle factors can slow the rate of prostate cancer progression.

He was editorial member of; the NHS cancer plan; the NICE Committee on supportive care; the DoH funded working party on Complementary and Alternative Medicine; was commissioned by McMillan Cancer Support to write the evidence document for lifestyle and cancer for the National survivorship programme. He is chair of the MacMillan Cancer Relief exercise advisory group.

In 2001 he was voted Hospital Doctor Magazine “Doctor of the Year” and in 2007 The British Oncology Association “Oncologist of the Year”.

Tuesday 1st March 2011
Meeting type: Social Gathering

Tuesday 1st February 2011
Annual General Meeting

Agenda:
– TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
– TO ELECT A NEW CHAIRMAN
– TO ELECT MEMBERS OF A NEW COMMITTEE

Also: Ann has laid on a talk about benefits for carers by David Winterton at 10.30 am Tuesday 1st February, at the CCHC Scotsdale’s. All are welcome.

Tuesday 7th December 2010 – 7:30pm
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL GATHERING

We raised £69 from the proceeds to the raffle – thank you for your support.

Tuesday 2nd November 2010 – 7.30pm
Guest speaker: Prof David E Neal
“Advances in Prostate Cancer Treatment and My Research”

(Professor Neal is the foundation Chair of Surgical Oncology at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon)

Tuesday 5th October 2010 – 7:30pm
Meeting type: Social Gathering
to be followed our regular Raffle. (Tea & Coffee available from Food Hall nearby)

Tuesday 7th September 2010 – 7:30pm
Guest speaker: Mr. Christof Kastner – PhD, FRCS (Urol), FEBU
(Dept of Urology Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)
“Diagnostic & Treatment pathways for Primary Care and PSA follow-up in Primary Care”

Tuesday 6th July 2010 – 7:30pm
Guest speaker: Dr Vincent Gnanapragasam, Honorary Consultant in Surgical Uro-oncology; University Lecturer in Uro-Oncology & Research Group Leader.
* Special Interests: Urological cancer.
* Research Title: Translational Prostate Cancer Group.

Tuesday 4th May 2010 – 7:30pm
Guest speaker: Suzanne Rigby-Jones, Voluntary Services Manager, Addenbrooke’s Hospital
“Volunteering at Addenbrooke’s”

Suzanne gave us a presentation about some of the volunteer groups who work at Addenbrooke’s, including:

Within the hospital:
Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT), PALS – Information Centre, Radio Addenbrooke’s and the Chaplaincy

External organisations include:
the Red Cross, the WRVS and Wallace Cancer Care

Volunteers are always needed to provide extra “pairs of hands” for both staff and patients, in all departments at the hospital – all sorts of different help and skill levels are required: running errands, providing mail room assistance, even some basic typing/word processing.

In most cases, each volunteer need only provide 2-4 hours “time” per week, although a minimum of 6 months commitment is usually required.

There is no upper age limit, but you do need to be older than 16.

You can find out more information about becoming a volunteer here:

Other Events:
If you check the Prostate Action website, they have an events calendar, detailing specific fund raising events – so, please take a look here

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I am webmaster for the Cambridgeshire Prostate Cancer Support Association - a registered charity that assists and supports prostate cancer patients (and their families and friends) both before, during and after treatment.
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2 Responses to Diary dates

  1. del793 says:

    It is great news that we have elected to use the facilities at the David Rayner building [ Cambridge cancer Help Centre ] based at Scotsdales garden centre.
    This will be so much easier for parking, plus the building is spacious and purpose built for meetings Etc.

  2. del793 says:

    On Thursday evening starting at 18.30 on November the 24th the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre are holding its Christmas party. As this clashes with the PCSA meeting, at the last PCSA meeting it was agreed to combine both evenings into one, so no one misses out. Please come and if you can bring a plate of food. An enjoyable evening Im sure.
    Also if anyone else finds this site can you join in with comments. Thank You. Derek Carpenter. CCHC / PCSA.

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