Researcher - Dr Anita Grigoriadis
Institution - King's College London
Grant award - £99,100.00
Reference – S14-001
This project hopes to find DNA markers that can identify men whose prostate cancer does not need treatment and can be managed by surveillance alone.
Despite active surveillance being recommended for men with low risk prostate cancer, we still don’t have a reliable way to predict who this is a safe option for, and who is at risk of their disease eventually progressing. By combining clinical information with genetic data the researchers hope to identify specific DNA markers that predict a need for aggressive therapy, as well as markers that can confirm suitability for active surveillance.