Milestone gift for cancer work

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Pioneering prostate cancer research at Sheffield University - which aims to improve early diagnosis rates - has been given a significant boost thanks to a milestone donation.

The momentous 12,000th donation was generously given by medicine graduate Dr Naomi Turner – in memory of her husband Dr Maxwell Turner, who died in 2002 after a nine-year battle with the disease.

The university holds a special place in Dr Turner’s heart. She became a student in the 1940s after following in the footsteps of her father, Dr Carl Myers, who also studied medicine at Sheffield.

The donation from Dr Turner will help work, led by Dr James Catto and Dr Derek Rosario, which aims to identify men with prostate cancer from those whose initial test proved negative.