Researchers from the University of York have received a £536,000 grant to help determine which treatments will work best for individual prostate cancer patients.
The grant, awarded by Prostate Cancer UK, will be used to identify not only which drugs work best for each patient but also which drugs work best for the individual cells within each patient.
Professor Norman Maitland, who is leading the research, believes some drug-resistant cells are present from the onset of the disease and are responsible for the cancer progressing even after an initial response to treatment.
Prostate cancer kills more than 1,000 men in Yorkshire every year.
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