Grant for prostate cancer research

ABERYSTWYTH University has been awarded a £60,000 grant to fund a PhD research studentship aimed at improving prostate cancer diagnosis.

The grant was made by the Merthyr Tydfil based manufacturer Hoover, to Professor Reyer Zwiggelaar, of the Department of Computer Science, and his PhD student, Jonathan Roscoe.

The research will investigate the idea of combining results of MRI and ultrasound scans in order to better map the location and growth of tumours.

Professor Zwiggelaar said: “We are delighted that the Prostate Cancer Charity, with support from the Hoover Foundation, is supporting this research to help improve the accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis for the hundreds of thousands of men affected by the disease.”