Covid-19: A message from David Montgomery, our Director of Research, for grant holders
Last updated Monday 30 March
Covid-19 will have an undeniable impact on research in cancer across the UK, and we know that the coming weeks and perhaps months will be challenging for prostate cancer researchers.
We want to stay in communication with you as much as possible so we can fully understand disruptions to your research. Keeping us informed will help us do everything we can to support you and our other researchers, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team if you have any concerns, questions or issues relating to your Prostate Cancer UK-funded research.
Currently, we are closely monitoring the situation and continually reviewing how this could impact our plans for supporting ground-breaking research. We are, of course, anticipating an inevitable drop in our research activity in the short-term, due to the current lock-down and physical distancing measures that mean our researchers are temporarily without access to their laboratories and have had to put lab-based experiments on hold. We will work with you to help you carry out as much of your essential work as possible remotely until the lock-down is lifted. Read our FAQs for more information.
We are in the process of understanding the longer-term impact of the current situation on both our fundraising and our research programme. Until that time, we are putting all new research decisions on hold, but will try to maintain our commitments to ongoing research as far as possible.
We are, as ever, completely committed to funding research to help us stop prostate cancer limiting men’s lives, and are doing everything we can to ensure as little disruption to our research programme as possible as the national situation unfolds. We will update this page as and when our plans develop over the coming weeks.Read our FAQs for researchers