Cancer Research Prize
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Dr Frank Martin, lecturer in Molecular Carcinogenesis, and Professor Trevor McMillan, Peel Professor of Cancer Biology, were part of a research team awarded the Brian Booth Oncology Research Prize.
The prize was established by the Rosemere Cancer Foundation with funds donated in memory of Brian Booth, former chairman of the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust, who died unexpectedly last year.
The two-year study was a collaboration between Urology Specialist Registrar Dr. Ragavan, Mr. Matenhelia (Consultant Urologist) and Dr. Andy Hindley (Consultant Oncologist) based at Royal Preston Hospital and Dr. Frank Martin (Lecturer in Molecular Carcinogenesis) and Professor Trevor McMillan (Peel Professor of Cancer Biology) of Lancaster University.
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