Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has congratulated Queen University on opening up new research into prostrate cancer in conjunction with Manchester University.
Mr McMullan stated,
“The centre of excellence will be divided between Queens University in Belfast and Manchester University and will be funded by Prostrate Cancer UK and funds raised through the Movember charity fundraiser where men grow moustaches during the month of November.
“Many men who participate in the Movember challenge have to put up with a few funny looks and laughs so it is good to see the practical results of all their efforts coming to fruition and I would thank everyone who took part. Seeing this money being invested locally will also encourage more men to take part next November.
“Prostrate cancer is the largest cancer facing men so it is important that we fund research into finding a cure.
“Queens University was chosen as a partner due to their previous record on medical research and the University is fast establishing itself as a leading facility into research into cancer.
“I am also calling on the Health Minister Edwin Poots to begin an awareness campaign to alert men to the symptoms and dangers of prostrate cancer as early detection means a higher survival rate.”