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In Memory of

Posted by Bill Mulroe on 28 February 2019

It is with sad news we have to report the death of

Melvyn (Mel) Robinson

1933 – 2018

Mel was a distinguished Consultant Urologist at Pontefract Hospital from 1972 until he retired in 1998.

During his time at Pontefract Mel not only served a term as Medical Director, but also, working with a group of national and international colleagues, developed the PSA (prostate specific antigen) test which became the first definitive diagnosis for Prostate cancer.

Mel’s involvement with cancer patients also led to his being co-founder of The Dr Jackson Cancer Fund, a charity he set up with colleague Dr Ken Jackson (which gave the charity its name after Ken’s own death from cancer) to raise funds for research and better care and equipment for local cancer patients being treated at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Mel’s charity is still very active, and since its foundation in 1977 has raised over £1million to the benefit of local cancer care and treatment.

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