Researcher - Professor David Elliott
Institution - Newcastle University
Grant award - £92,663
Reference - S13-020
This project will look at how the male hormone testosterone controls the growth of prostate cancer cells in different groups of patients.
A male hormone called testosterone can control how genes are read in different ways by selecting which genes are on or off. This project aims to find out which genes testosterone reads differently, in both cancer cells grown in the lab and prostate cancer patients. The researchers will then find out how these genes work and how important they are for prostate cancer growth. If we can understand how testosterone controls the way genes work we may be able to identify the most serious cancers and hopefully new targets for treatment.