The scientist, Dr Gerhardt Attard works at the Institute of Cancer Research and at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. He was awarded one of four Cancer Research fellowships and £615,000 to help him develop his career.
In total, Cancer Research UK awarded three million pounds to four UK cancer researchers,
Attard’s fellowship will help support his research into finding new ways to detect and treat advanced prostate cancer.
Dr Attard said: “Receiving funding from Cancer Research UK will allow me to pursue my ambition of improving the treatment of men with advanced prostate cancer through personalised medicine.
“It is a great honour to gain this award which confirms my research strategy is of the highest scientific standard.”