Prostate cancer research in Southampton gets grant

Close-up of prostate cancer cells Scientists hope the new drug will target hormones in the prostate

Related Stories

Prostate cancer research is set to benefit from a £113,000 grant awarded to the University of Southampton.

The money from Prostate Cancer UK will be used to investigate a new drug to target hormone activity in tumours.

Scientists hope it could become a way of controlling prostate cancer for a longer period.

The British Journal of Cancer projects the disease which kills 10,000 men every year will be the UK's most common cancer by 2030.

Dr Simon Crabb from the university said: "Over the last few years there have been major advances in therapies which target the activity of hormones in the prostate to treat advanced prostate cancer.

"Unfortunately, although these are usually initially very effective, it is common over time for the cancer to develop resistance, meaning there is a pressing need for improved treatments."

The university is currently building a cancer immunology centre, due to open in 2015.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Weather

Southampton

Min. Night 17 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Abandoned stadiumShow's over...

    ...but what happens next? BBC Culture takes a look at what happens to abandoned stadiums

Programmes

  • Narrow boats on Regent's Canal, LondonThe Travel Show Watch

    Explore London’s industrial past on a narrowboat trip along the atmospheric Regent’s Canal

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.