"Being diagnosed with prostate cancer picked up by the MRI was a bit of a shock. I had some prostate issues about 7 years ago and had a PSA test and everything was fine.
If I hadn’t taken part in the trial and just gone to my doctor I would have accepted that my PSA was still completely normal. Now if someone asked me, I’d say to request an MRI scan because the PSA is useful but it does have weaknesses.
My surgeon and I decided prostatectomy would be the best course of action for treatment. The cancer was completely removed and I was back at work quickly."
Mark, 62, was diagnoised with prostate cancer after having a PROSTAGRAM following a normal PSA test.
MRI is currently only offered to men who request and then have an abnormal PSA blood test and are seen in hospital. This follows a decade of research, which we have led on, that confirmed that MRI is an accurate method of diagnosing prostate cancer.
PROSTAGRAM could allow all men to be offered a fast MRI in the community. The aim for this to be the first reliable method for identifying dangerous tumours in the general population.