Stand By Your Man

ITV has launched the Stand By Your Man Campaign, in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK. It aims to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer among men and women.

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Run to raise awareness

All this week we've been highlighting the dangers of prostate cancer.

On Friday we heard from a Yorkshire-based expert who's trying to come up with a cure. We also spoke to a cancer survivor who's hopefully on the mend. And to mark Fathers Day, both men took part in a charity fun run in York to raise awareness of the disease.

The Archbishop of York makes first appearance following prostate operation

The Archbishop of York has made his first public appearance today since having an operation for prostate cancer.

Dr John Sentamu is in Northern Ireland as a guest speaker at a charity campaign function in Enniskillen on the eve of the G8 summit. The 63-year-old is still recuperating after undergoing an operation at St James' Hospital in Leeds last month.

He thanked people for their thoughts and prayers which, he says, have helped him through.

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Fun run for prostate cancer research

A special fun run is taking place in York to mark Father's Day. The 5km run entitled RU Taking the P in aid of prostate cancer research is being held at Rowntree's Park at 9:30am.

The entry fees for this event and other sponsorship money raised goes towards Professor Norman Maitland's research into Prostate Cancer which is carried out at York University.

Even if you haven't entered to take part you can still do so at the park this morning from 8:30.

Report: Research into prostate cancer

The last of our special reports into prostate cancer - the cancer that is killing more than one man, every single hour of every single day.

We've teamed up with Prostate Cancer UK and, in the run-up to father's day, we're asking you to Stand By Your Man.

We want you to pledge to talk to the man, or men, in your life about the disease and end the silence.

Tina Gelder reports now on the scientists at the forefront of research into prostate cancer.

York university professor: "there will be a cure for prostate cancer"

Prostate cancer has been under the microscope at the University of York for 25 years.

During that time Professor Maitland and his team have built a clearer picture of the disease. It's resulted in major advances in the understanding of its genetic make-up, how it can be detected and, crucially, how it can be treated.

Professor Maitland says while many men are currently told nothing can be done, he believes there will be a cure in the future.

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Higher risk of prostate cancer for black men

Did you know that black and African-Caribbean men are more at risk of developing prostate cancer? They are three times more likely to get it than white man - and at a younger age.

For most of his life Denton Wilson, from South Yorkshire, had wrongly thought his father was dead. When he finally got to meet Benjamin in Jamaica, his elation turned to despair. But his long-lost father, who had prostate cancer, did ultimately save Denton's life.

And you can pledge your support for ITV's Stand By Your Man campaign here

Emmerdale's Gemma Oaten stands by her dad

Emmerdale actress Gemma Oaten and her family came into the Calendar studio to talk about how her father, Dennis, survived prostate cancer.

During Calendar, the family watched our film about Lynne Cramphorn, whose husband, West Yorkshire's Chief Constable Colin Cramphorn, died from prostate cancer.

Dennis Oaten told Christine and John how too many men think "it will never happen to you". It was only at the insistence of his wife, Marg, that he finally went to the doctor.

And Gemma will be appearing on Daybreak, as part of ITV's Stand By Your Man prostate cancer campaign, tomorrow morning.

To find out how you can pledge your support for our campaign here

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