27 November 2013

Last night Silvin Knight was awarded a €138,700 Movember-funded Irish Cancer Society research grant....

Movember-funded Irish Cancer Society research scholarship
Where The Money Goes

Last night Silvin Knight - a scholar at Trinity College and St. James’s Hospital  - was awarded a Movember supported research grant at the Irish Cancer Society’s Research Fellows and Scholars Awards Ceremony in Dublin. Silvin will receive funding over the next 4 years allowing him to conduct innovative and important research into prostate cancer.
The early and accurate diagnosis of prostate cancer is essential for ensuring the patient has the best chance of recovery. However, it is extremely difficult to diagnose prostate cancer using existing techniques, and so patients must undergo a painful and uncomfortable biopsy procedure that can often give a false result (positive or negative) or miss the tumour altogether. Through his research Silvin aims to develop a new imaging technique which will have a much higher success rate in detecting the tumour, and also will do so in a painless manner.
Speaking at the Awards ceremony yesterday Silvin said ‘I am delighted to be the recipient of a Movember-supported Scholarship, which will make a great difference to the field of prostate cancer research. Without such support, the potential for discoveries of new diagnostic and treatment methods would be undermined. I am very grateful for this support’.
Neil Rooney, Country Manager for Movember Ireland said ‘Movember’s vision to change the face of men’s health is based on funding world-class research into prostate cancer in an effort to improve outcomes for the thousands of men that who are living with a prostate cancer diagnosis in Ireland. We are extremely proud to help fund Silvin’s research and to support one of the most talented young researchers in the country”
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