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More than £500,000 to fund dementia research at Exeter

Posted on May 28th 2015
in PenCLAHRC people, Research Funding

More than £500,000 to fund dementia research at Exeter

More than half a million pounds of new cutting-edge research which aims to advance us towards a dementia cure and improve dementia care has been awarded to the University of Exeter Medical School by Alzheimer’s Society.

In the UK alone, more than 850,000 people live with dementia, and the figure is expected to rise to more than 1 million by 2021 if no action is taken. Currently, dementia costs the UK economy £26.3 billion each year, on top of the emotional burden on families and carers.

Now, a series of awards from Alzheimer’s Society to health researchers will help us to better...

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Black men less willing to be investigated for prostate cancer

Posted on March 2nd 2015
in Project update

Consultation with doctor

The incidence of prostate cancer among men of Afro-Caribbean origin is higher than in white men, they are more likely to be diagnosed as emergencies and their mortality rates are higher. Until now it has been unclear why these disappointing outcomes exist.

To investigate the possible effects of patients’ preferences and choices, a team led by the University of Exeter Medical School, and supported by PenCLAHRC, carried out a study in more than 500 men attending general practices in Bristol.

The men were presented with realistic hypothetical scenarios - each included a description of a prostate cancer symptom and the estimated risk of prostate...

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