Royal at Forefront of Prostate Cancer Fight; New Scanner Will Speed Up Diagnosis

Daily Post (Liverpool, England), November 29, 2001 | Go to article overview

Royal at Forefront of Prostate Cancer Fight; New Scanner Will Speed Up Diagnosis


Byline: Mark Hookham

A MERSEYSIDE hospital looks set to become the UK's leader in the fight against prostate cancer.

The department of pathology at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital yesterday unveiled new diagnostic equipment worth pounds 140,000.

Health experts believe the hospital's new DNA gene scanner and flow cytometer will speed up the diagnosis of the disease and help save lives.

Professor Chris Foster, head of Liverpool University's prostate research group, has said the technology will make the Royal the leading prostate cancer diagnosis centre in the country.

He said: "The two pieces of equipment will work together to refine and speed up the diagnosis of the disease.

"The flow cytometer looks at a large number of cells in a very short period of time and tell us about the nature of those cells.

"We hope to use the information to develop a test to find out whether someone with early prostate cancer has had the disease spread to other parts of their body.

"The gene scanner can then be used to find the genes which contain the cancer and isolate them.

"We will be able to analyse the structure of the affected genes and tailor specific treatment for individual cases."

The money for the pounds 100,000 gene scanner and pounds 40,000 cytometer has been raised by the Merseyside Prostate Cancer Trust at a number of high profile charity events thanks to donations from businesses and individuals.

Chairman Stephen Burrows said:

"Large publicity fund-raising is needed because, compared to other cancers, research into prostate cancer is seriously under-funded. …

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