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11 October 2021

10 men's health projects that your donations funded in 2021

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Movember has been changing the face of men’s health for almost two decades. In fact, we've funded more than 1,250 projects globally since we started in 2003. Our mission is to enable men to live happier, healthier, longer lives. We do this by raising much-needed funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Here are 10 men’s health projects made possible, thanks to our amazing Mo community.

The world's first cancer registry ‘super network’

Movember is launching the world’s largest network of prostate cancer registries which will include data from the real-world experiences of over 130,000 men in over 15 countries. The ‘super network’ will allow cancer specialists to monitor how patients respond to new treatments and therapies, help researchers fast-track clinical trials, and allow clinicians to deliver more personalised care. Tell me more.

Funding mental health projects for vets and first responders

We’re funding projects that support the mental health and wellbeing of military veterans and first responders – two groups at increased risk of poor mental health and suicide. Projects are being funded in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the United States. Tell me more.

Improving men’s social connections

Launched in 2020, Movember’s Social Connections Challenge will identify strategies to strengthen social connections among men who are socially isolated, particularly in the wake of COVID-19 lockdowns. Movember is funding 11 projects in Australia, Canada, Ireland and the UK. Tell me more.

Mental health and wellbeing initiatives for motorcyclists

Thanks to funds raised through the annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR), Movember is supporting the mental health and wellbeing of motorcyclists around the world. The DGR Social Connections Challenge will support projects in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the United States that improve the social connectedness, life satisfaction and mental wellbeing of motorcyclists. Tell me more.

Greater mental health awareness among teenage boys

New research shows that teenage boys who take part in Movember’s flagship Ahead of the Game program for young athletes experience a greater understanding of their own mental health, and the mental health of others. Participants demonstrated a better understanding of what mental health is, had greater intentions to help others who have a mental health problem, and were more confident about seeking help themselves if they needed to. Tell me more.

Understanding why Black men have twice the risk of prostate cancer diagnosis

Black men are twice as likely as other men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Now, we're closer to understanding why, thanks to a major new study led by scientists in the US and the UK. Researchers have identified 86 new genetic changes that could pick out men who might benefit from earlier and more regular screening. Tell me more.

Worldwide trial for prostate cancer home test kit

Thousands of men worldwide are trialling a home test kit for prostate cancer following pioneering research funded by Movember. The Prostate Urine Risk (PUR) test helps doctors decide whether men who have already been diagnosed with the disease are likely to need active treatment within the next five years. The Prostate Screening Box is being tested on men in the UK, Italy, Germany and Canada. It could revolutionise diagnosis and may be available to men within three years. Tell me more.

Empowering men to be better fathers

Movember’s Family Man is the world’s first parenting program designed with dads in mind. It helps men tackle the kicking, screaming and WTF moments of being a dad. By equipping men to deal with parenting’s ups and downs, Family Man helps dads reduce stress. Tell me more.

Tackling testicular cancer with Nuts & Bolts

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men. Nuts & Bolts has been designed to provide user-friendly information and peer-to-peer support for men with testicular cancer following diagnosis, during treatment and the post-operative period. Tell me more.

New prostate cancer treatment ‘more effective than chemo’

Movember has been supporting trials of a new type of ‘radionuclide’ therapy that is being hailed as more effective than chemotherapy for treating men with aggressive prostate cancer. Unlike conventional chemotherapy, Lu-PSMA therapy (also known as ‘theranostics’) destroys cancer cells, while minimising damage to healthy surrounding tissue. Tell me more.