What we're funding now

Since 1996 we have invested over £23 million in prostate cancer research.

In February 2014 we funded over £2.3 million of pilot awards and project grants under our new 2012-2020 research strategy. See our latest awards here.

 

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Institution
Newcastle University
Project title
Characterising prostate cancer cells in blood
Researcher
Miss Alice Hartley
Grant award
£53,040
Duration
2013 - 2014
Institution
King's College London
Project title
Using the body’s immune system to fight prostate cancer
Researcher
Dr Deborah Enting
Grant award
£240,177
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
University of York
Project title
A novel approach to stop tumour growth
Researcher
Dr Mark Coles
Grant award
£99,136
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
Institute of Cancer Therapeutics, University of Bradford
Project title
Aldehyde dehydrogenases in prostate cancer
Researcher
Dr Klaus Pors
Grant award
£99,325
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
Imperial College London
Project title
Development of a novel strategy for targeting treatment refractory prostate cancer
Researcher
Dr Charlotte Bevan
Grant award
£99,155
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
Queen Mary University of London
Project title
A novel strategy to improve prostate cancer treatment by using a killing virus and drugs
Researcher
Dr Gunnel Hallden
Grant award
£99,996
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
Newcastle University, Newcastle
Project title
Understanding key regulator molecules important to the progression of advanced prostate cancer
Researcher
Professor Craig Robson
Grant award
£100,330
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
King's College London
Project title
Insight into the mechanisms linking the metabolism of fat to prostate cancer progression
Researcher
Dr Claire Wells and Dr. Mieke Van Hemelrijck
Grant award
£99,710
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
Queen's University, Belfast
Project title
A New DNA Vaccine for Prostate Cancer
Researcher
Dr Helen McCarthy
Grant award
£97,970
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre (Mount Vernon Hospital)
Project title
A new method to identify men suitable for treatment of recurrent prostate cancer
Researcher
Mr James Stirling
Summary
This project will fund a radiographer for four years to develop an analysis technique to identify men with recurrent prostate cancer who would be suitable candidates for additional curative therapy. The researcher will achieve this by using existing, advanced technologies to image the prostate glands of men with localised, recurrent prostate cancer, and combining the data in a new method of data analysis. This will help precisely identify the location, and extent, of recurrent cancer within the prostate. We hope that this will not only identify suitable men for existing curative therapy, but also pave the way for development of localised, curative treatments.
Grant award
£188,614.00
Duration
2013 - 2017
Institution
Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton
Project title
The development of genetic tests that can be performed on blood to allow the differentiation of aggressive from low activity prostate cancer and the identification of changes that cause resistance in patients receiving treatment
Researcher
Dr Gerhardt Attard
Grant award
£245,867.09
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
University of Dundee
Project title
Ultrasound characterisation of tissues' stiffness in prostate cancer
Researcher
Mr Ghulam Nabi
Grant award
£237,199
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
Newcastle University
Project title
How androgens drive prostate cancer cell growth
Researcher
Professor David Elliott
Grant award
£159,129
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
Srathclyde Institute for Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, Glasgow
Project title
Development of a new drug to treat advanced state prostate cancer
Researcher
Professor Simon Mackay
Grant award
£249,289
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
Newcastle University
Project title
Investigating mechanisms of hormone resistance in advanced prostate cancer using new models based on stem cell culture
Researcher
Professor Craig Robson
Grant award
£209,648
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
Queen Mary University of London
Project title
Identification of new drugs for prostate cancer
Researcher
Professor Marco Falasca
Grant award
£178,587
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
Cardiff University
Project title
Exploring new molecular and cellular pathways to better define risk in prostate cancer.
Researcher
Professor Alan Clarke
Grant award
£244,086
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
University of East Anglia
Project title
Creating new targeted combination therapies for patients with prostate cancer that has spread outside the prostate (metastatic)
Researcher
Professor Colin Cooper
Grant award
£250,000
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
University of Glasgow
Project title
Improving radiation treatment of prostate cancer
Researcher
Dr Rob Mairs
Grant award
£204,590.05
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
University of Southampton
Project title
Can we develop a new hormonally targeted treatment for prostate cancer?
Researcher
Dr Simon Crabb
Grant award
£112,802
Duration
2013 - 2015
Institution
University of Ulster
Project title
A new drug combination for treatment of advanced prostate cancer.
Researcher
Dr Jenny Worthington
Grant award
£213,603
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
University of York
Project title
Targeting the cells that initiate and maintain tumours with new therapies
Researcher
Dr Anne Collins
Grant award
£187.426
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
Barts Cancer Institute
Project title
Development of new blood based markers to measure drug effectiveness and to personalise treatment in prostate cancer patients.
Researcher
Dr Marco Gerlinger
Grant award
£50,000
Duration
2013 - 2014
Institution
University of Sheffield
Project title
RAMP-3 - a new target to prevent cancer spreading
Researcher
Professor Tim Skerry
Grant award
£49,978
Duration
2013 - 2013
Institution
King's College London
Project title
FAB4-guided P4 immune therapy for prostate cancer
Researcher
Dr Sophie Papa
Grant award
£50,000
Duration
2013 - 2014
Institution
St Thomas' Hospital, London
Project title
A new method to detect bone cancers that have spread from the prostate (metastases) and monitor their response to treatment
Researcher
Professor Gary Cook
Grant award
£49,900
Duration
2013 - 2015
Institution
King's College London
Project title
Developing a new localised immunotherapy for advanced prostate cancer
Researcher
Dr Christine Galustian
Grant award
£49,932
Duration
2013 - 2014