Cardiff University receive grant for 'pioneering' prostate cancer reaserch

Cardiff University researchers have received a £280,000 grant to explore new ways of preventing prostate cancer from returning and spreading after treatment.

Prostate cancer kills over 540 men in Wales every year and more than 2,500 are diagnosed annually.

It is also set to become the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the UK by 2030.

Our Correspondent Carole Green has more:

Even when prostate cancer is caught and treated before it spreads outside of the prostate, it currently comes back too often. In fact around one third of men who have their prostate removed, or have radiotherapy, find that their cancer returns after some time.

Dr Richard Clarkson, Cardiff University researcher

The grant has been awarded by Prostate Cancer UK as part of the charity's new £2.6 million Research Innovation Awards scheme.

Through shifting the science over the next decade, we want to transform prostate cancer into a disease that the next generation of men will not fear.

Dr Iain Frame, Director of Research at Prostate Cancer UK