A new method to detect bone cancers that have spread from the prostate (metastases) and monitor their response to treatment

St Thomas' Hospital, LondonProfessor Gary Cook£49,9002013 - 2015

The project in a nutshell

Investigating a new form of imaging to detect the spread of prostate cancer to bones (metastasis) and to measure how they respond to treatment.

Why we funded it

Ways of measuring response to treatment of prostate cancer in bone do exist, such as X-rays, bone scans, CT scans and MRI, but these imaging techniques aren't great. It can be several months before a response (or lack of it) can be measured, which means that many patients will experience side effects from treatment they are not benefiting from. This project will evaluate a new method of imaging to help guide effective treatment for men with prostate cancer that has spread to their bones.

For more detailed information on this project, please look at the lay summary