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Queen's researchers benefit from moustache fundraiser

Published Tue Jul 15th 2014

 (posted 2014-07-15 by Rosie Hales, Communications Officer, the Queen’s News Centre)

The PRONTO team aim to determine the type of treatment needed after a prostate cancer diagnosis.
     A national cancer research collaboration that includes two members from Queen’s has been awarded the $5 million 2014 Movember Team Grant from Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC).
     David Berman (Cancer Biology & Genetics Division) and Paul Park, both from the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, will receive funding as part of the Prostate Cancer Program Project in Rapid Development of Novel Diagnostic Markers for Early Prostate Cancer (PRONTO). PCC identified the research team as poised to make the greatest impact in prostate cancer research.
     [snip]  Fewer than half of diagnosed prostate cancers are harmful and men newly diagnosed with the disease face an array of options and possible side effects.  “If we could better separate harmful and harmless prostate cancers, we could help patients and their doctors make clearer choices.  With funding from Movember and Prostate Cancer Canada our team will develop new and better tests for this purpose,” says Dr. Berman. “For members of my laboratory and me, this is an unprecedented opportunity to work with experts in a variety of critically important areas to do something important for patients.  We are extremely grateful to Movember, Prostate Cancer Canada, and all of the donors and volunteers who have made this work possible.”
     The team is led by John Bartlett of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and the research team is made up of 14 researchers from across Canada.  
     Follow these links for more information on Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember Canada.
     Click on this link to read the full story.