Welcome to Research News, an occasional feature dedicated to highlighting important research projects and articles about Pelvic Radiation Disease (PRD) – including its causes, prevalence and ways to predict, treat and manage it. 

In these stressful times, when the NHS and cancer research are sorely challenged, it is more important than ever to keep PRD in the minds and hearts of funding bodies, researchers and health professionals. 

A quick reminder that PRDA’s summary document on clinical guidance and patient information on managing the symptoms of PRD is available here.

Research News is hosted by Dr Tim Ward who worked as a cancer research scientist at the Manchester Christie Hospital for 36 years, and retired after being treated with radiotherapy for prostate cancer. He developed an active interest in Pelvic Radiation Disease having had to undertake several treatments for its symptoms. He was a Trustee of PRDA from 2013 to 2020 and is now a Scientific Consultant Advisor to the charity as well as being a patient representative for the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI). 

If you have any suggestions for inclusion in the feature, such as research studies and articles, please email Tim at ResearchNews@prda.org.uk. Apologies that we do not have room to include all items that are submitted. 

Over to you Tim!

August 2020

To kick off our very first Research News, I have looked at three very interesting and diverse pieces of research, covering management of PRD, prevention of PRD and quality of life.  Please follow this link. 

I look forward to your feedback,


Modified: 4th August 2020