Local artists are set to boost cancer research at the University of Surrey by auctioning more than 100 pieces of artwork. The fundraising project, which is led by the local charity, the Prostate Project will support research into prostate cancer led by Dr Nicola Annels.
The online auction is now open and will end at 6 pm on Friday 5 May. Reserve prices start at only £10 and there is a wide range of art, with something to suit everyone.
Funds raised will help further the work of Dr Nicola Annels and the cancer team in developing new targeted drugs to treat advanced prostate cancer. In addition, a new PhD student position will be created to research tumour microbiome and the increased incidence of prostate cancer in black men.
Dr Nicola Annels, Research Fellow at the University of Surrey, said:
“One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The survival rates for prostate cancer, if caught early, are good however to improve them even further, more needs to be done to develop innovative treatments that are less invasive and more targeted.
“The support we receive from the Prostate Project enables us to do this and I am incredibly grateful to them for this. Fundraising by charities is invaluable to the research community so I would urge everyone to get involved in their activities.”
To view the art and bid on your favourite piece, please visit www.theprostatecancerproject.com