Understanding why some men, including black men, are at higher risk of prostate cancer.

Understanding the genetics that influence risk of prostate cancer could improve the way we screen men for prostate cancer in future, and help more men get diagnosed and treated early.

In the video above, Winston, Richard, Frederick and Olivier talk about why it is important to understand prostate cancer risk and what it is like to take part in the PROFILE study. This video was created in partnership with the men and the PROFILE team in an involvement project led by Dr Emma Hainsworth. It was funded by a patient and public involvement and engagement grant from the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at The Royal Marsden and the ICR.

Taking part

The PROFILE study is currently recruiting men aged 40-69 years who are at greater risk of prostate cancer, including men of African or African-Caribbean ancestry, men with genetic mutations known to increase their risk, and men of European ancestry with a positive family history of prostate cancer.

For more information, please contact the PROFILE Study Team:

Tel: 0208 722 4483

Email: [email protected]

If you are a clinician and would like to find out more about who is eligible for the study, please visit the ICR website.