UEA Awarded £250,000 To Develop Prostate Cancer Treatment

25 February 2013, 09:39 | Updated: 25 February 2013, 10:33

Researchers from the University of East Anglia have been awarded one of 17 Prostate Cancer UK grants for new research.

The team hope to develop a new way of targeting advanced cancer with chemotherapy so that more men can survive longer.

Chair in cancer genetics Professor Colin Cooper and honorary senior lecturer Dr Dmitry Pshezhetskiy, both from UEA’s Norwich Medical School, are leading the research team.

As part of its MANifesto, Prostate Cancer UK is injecting £11 million into research this year to focus on the key areas of understanding risk, improving diagnosis and treatment options.

Dr Iain Frame, director of research at Prostate Cancer UK, said “Thanks to the support of the Movember Foundation, Prostate Cancer UK has recently tripled its research spend to up to £25 million over the next three years. Together we can, and will, beat prostate cancer."

The grants were awarded via a competitive process, and were subject to detailed assessment from external peer reviewers and the Prostate Cancer UK Research Advisory Committee.