The Mobile PSA Testing Clinic is our most significant and important fundraising initiative since the Stokes Centre for Urology was opened in 2019.

Caught early, prostate cancer is usually curable. PSA blood tests are used to help detect prostate cancer.

Our van will reach high risk groups and communities as well as helping to address the shortfall of referrals for prostate cancer due to COVID restrictions.

Due to the wonderful generosity of our supporters, we have raised over £200,000 to purchase and kit out a van, and we are still fundraising to cover the running costs of £115,000. Please help us if you can:

In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer risk does increase with age, ethnicity (black men) and family history.

  • 12,000 men a year die from prostate cancer
  • 1 in 8 males will get prostate cancer
  • 1 in 4 black males will get prostate cancer
  • At risk groups include men aged over 50, black men and men with a family history
  • The largest killer cancer among men
  • Early Diagnosis = Better Prognosis

About the Mobile PSA Testing Clinic

Working in partnership with other PSA testing charities, the van will provide a high-profile mobile point of access to allow more men to get the PSA blood test used to help detect prostate cancer, reaching high risk groups and communities.

Fully equipped to perform around thousands of PSA tests per year, the unit will be fully self-contained with dedicated teams of drivers and phlebotomists.

  • Reaching vulnerable, high risk and difficult to access communities
  • Reduce the burden on GP and other primary care providers
  • Provide accessible health awareness and education about prostate cancer and lifestyle risk factors
  • Helping men on the road to recovery

Men aged 50 to 70 will have the chance to visit the van for a simple PSA blood test, used to help detect prostate cancer.

Priority will go to those likely to be most at risk, such as black men (at greater risk because they have more genetic mutations that predispose them to the disease) or men who have a close family member who was also affected. In these groups, men over 45 will be targeted.

‘We hope to save many men’s lives,’ says Prostate Project Trustee, Professor Stephen Langley, urological consultant at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, and clinical lead for the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance.

‘The cure rate for prostate cancer that is detected early is high — up to 90 per cent.

‘But by the time it has spread to other parts of the body, a cure is normally not possible.

‘We know men are generally reticent to see their GP about a PSA test, and the situation has been exacerbated by Covid. By bringing the van and the test to men in their community, in a welcoming and non-threatening environment, we hope we will be able to detect prostate cancer early and help save more lives’.

Please support us if you can and help us get the van on the road.

We cannot do this without the support of wonderful people like you.

Thank You

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