Welcome to ProMPT
The MRC and Cancer Fundersí Forum (now NCRI) established two cancer collaboratives in 2002. Their purpose was to increase the critical mass of basic and translational cancer researchers working on prostate cancer.
ProMPT stands for Prostate Cancer: Mechanisms of Progression and Treatment.
The other funded prostate cancer collaborative is the Southern Collaborative which is Chaired by Professor Colin Cooper at the Institute of Cancer Research.
The purpose of the Collaborative is to provide infrastructure to take forward translational research in prostate cancer. The Collaboratives have both been successful in raising external grant income over the past 5 or 6 years and the current funding is very much geared around infrastructure to help with bio-marker development.
This includes the establishment of biorepositories and tissue collections together with appropriate epidemiological and clinical information.