The Infopool is Prostate Cancer Research’s new patient information and education platform. It has been developed by, with and for patients to address the unmet needs and challenges of the prostate cancer patient community as well as their carers and family members.

What is The Infopool?

We hope The Infopool provides you – patient, carer or family member – with some useful and interesting information as well as an opportunity to help shape the latest prostate cancer research and developments and to ensure your voice is heard and magnified.

Why did we create The Infopool?

In 2019/20 we conducted a number of patient conversations and surveys as well as an in-depth online patient study. You told us the importance of:

  • providing clear and concise information, driven by patient experiences
  • feelings of empowerment
  • enabling a greater connection between patients

The Infopool has been created to try to address your needs.

However, The Infopool is a project in development. We will continue to revise and improve how it works, what information is available and how it is presented. If you have any thoughts or feedback on the website please do get in touch. Our contact details can be found here.

Who has The Infopool been created by?

The Infopool has been co-created by patients – our amazing Patient Advisory Board – our brilliant Clinical Advisory Board and the team at Prostate Cancer Research. Prostate Cancer Research is a medical research charity dedicated to funding research that matters to patients. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful members of our Patient Advisory Board and Clinical Advisory Board for all their hard work, support, guidance and dedication in helping bring The Infopool project to light.

Patient Advisory Board

The Infopool’s Patient Advisory Board is made up of people directly affected by prostate cancer – patients and those closest to them.

We are proud that The Infopool’s Patient Advisory Board is truly representative and reflects the demographics not only of the country but also of those affected by prostate cancer.

We are always looking for more people to get involved. Anyone affected by prostate cancer is welcome to join! If you are interested in doing so please contact us at info@pcr.org.uk to find out more.

Clinical Advisory Board

The members of The Infopool’s Clinical Advisory Board are as follows:

  • Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE
    • MBBS MS MML (Med Law) FRCS (Eng) FRCS(Ed) FRCS (Urol) FEBU; Consultant Urological Surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust; the Honorary Visiting Professor at City University of London, School of Health Sciences.
  • Professor Philip Cornford
    • BSc MBBS FRCS(Urol) MD FEBU PGCT&L; Vice Chair of EUA, Prostate Cancer (PCa) Guidelines Panel.
  • Professor Rosalind (Ros) Eeles
    • FMedSci; PhD; FRCP; FRCR; Professor of Oncogenetics at the Institute of Cancer Research; Honorary Consultant in Cancer Genetics and Clinical Oncology.
  • Dr Obrey Alexis
    • Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University.
  • Dr Ramsay Bowden
    • Fellow and Director of Studies in Medical Sciences (Part 1A), Jesus College, University of Cambridge; Wellcome Clinical Fellow, Steve Jackson Laboratory, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge; Honorary Specialist Registrar in Clinical Genetics, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Dr Harveer Dev
    • Clinical Lecturer, CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme, Cambridge University.
  • Dr James Gelister
    • MBBS MS FRCS Retired Consultant Urologist.
  • Anne Somerville
    • RGN BSc Urological Nursing, Prostate Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist.