Norfolk Freemasons donate £190,000 to fund state-of-the-art prostate cancer scanner
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Norfolk has donated £190,000 to fund a state-of-the-art prostate cancer scanner.
The state-of-the-art Affymetrix Microarray Scanner will be used to differentiate between the majority of harmless prostate cancers, known as pussycat cancers, and the 10 per cent which are aggressive, known as tiger cancers.
The Freemasons raised not only the £144,000 needed for the scanner, which will be in a new screening laboratory at the University of East Anglia, but also another £46,000 for prostate cancer research.
On top of that, the Masonic Charitable Foundation has given a grant of £100,000 to further fund the research project.
Norfolk’s Provincial Grand Master Stephen Allen, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to not only achieve our goal of buying the scanner, but we’ve raised more than double the amount needed.”