Researcher - Dr Hayley Whitaker
Institution - University College London
Grant award - £450,112
Reference – PG14-018-TR2
This project looks into which patients will benefit from diagnostic multiparametric (mp)MRI before biopsy and how the performance of the mpMRI itself can be improved by imaging the prostate in greater detail.
mpMRI is an important tool for cancer diagnosis but using it on all men with suspected prostate cancer would be very expensive for the NHS. Improving the MRI scan and refining which men would benefit most from having the MRI the process would make the process more efficient and affordable. This will improve the diagnosis of patients with aggressive prostate cancer but also help to reduce the number of men undergoing unnecessary biopsies.