The shocking statistic is prostate cancer kills one man every hour and only 30% of men with advanced prostate cancer survive 5 years. If prostate cancer is detected early, survival rates are excellent.
The Mobile PSA Testing Clinic is our most significant and important fundraising initiative since the Stokes Centre for Urology was opened in 2019, the purchase and kit-out of the vehicle will require an investment of around £200,000.
Working in partnership with the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance, the NHS operated clinic 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 as well as helping to address the shortfall of men remaining untested due to COVID restrictions.
Fully equipped to perform around 8,000 PSA tests per year, the unit will be fully self-contained with dedicated teams of drivers, NHS nurses and healthcare assistants. The clinic will be available out of regular hours, on Saturdays and even at pre-booked locations.
Since January, we have enough money towards our £200,000 target to place an order for a 3.5 ton, ice-white back to back cab Boxer Van. The ‘Man-Van’ needs to be kitted out with the finest testing equipment, computers and software, so we still need the funds to contribute to the running costs, paying the salaries of nurses and drivers for the first twelve months of operation.
To help us reach our target £200,000 so we can get the bus onto the road as soon as possible, you can buy a ticket for £10, click here.
Early prostate cancer usually causes no symptoms so the only way to catch it early is to have a PSA blood test, so please ‘get on board’ and help us kit out this clinical bus.
Ahead of the introduction of the NHS operated Mobile PSA Blood Testing Clinic in Summer 2022, the Prostate Project is delighted to present three, exclusive sponsorship opportunities, as well as other bespoke packages. You can read more about them here:
Mobile PSA Blood Testing Clinic - corporate packages
Watch our animation explaining why it’s so important to catch Prostate Cancer early