UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


Caroline Moore Awarded Funding from PCUK and Movember

9 April 2014

Caroline Moore, Senior Clinical Researcher and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon, has been awarded £237,000 from Prostate Cancer UK and Movember, within the initiative 'A Survivorship Action Partnership UK'.

ASAP UK is part of a global ASAP network working across four countries to improve the lives of men with prostate cancer. Within ASAP UK, Caroline leads the Post Radical Prostatectomy Outcomes - Oncology & Function (PROOF) module - using electronic methods to collect data on patient focused outcomes of surgery, which can be used to inform the care of others.

The process of gaining funding is typical of Movember but follows a very different path from traditional grant funding. The first stage of the application asked only for details of the available research team, without any project proposals. Teams were selected from across the 4 UK nations, including men with prostate cancer, those working in primary, secondary and community care, as well as those with expertise in subjects as varied as exercise, IT, mental well being and health care assessment.

This diverse group spent two days in snowy Birmingham in February 2013 and, with a £4 million budget,  started the process of devising projects designed to change the lived experience of men with prostate cancer. After a year of cross-disciplinary work and hard negotiations, five core projects have been funded and the real work begins!