Prostate Cancer Canada Supports Innovation with Awarding of Movember Discovery Grants
Toronto, ON – Aug 14, 2014 – As part of our ongoing strategic commitment to prostate cancer research, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Movember Discovery Grants, awarded by PCC, funded by Movember. This program allows both junior investigators at the start of their research careers and more established investigators to pursue important new directions in prostate cancer research. Each recipient of the Movember Discovery Grant will receive up to $200,000 in funding over a two-year term.
Prostate Cancer Canada awards $5 million in Movember funds
Toronto, ON – July 15, 2014 – Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is proud to announce the recipients of the $5 million 2014 Movember Team Grant. The grant, awarded by PCC and funded by Movember, rewards innovation and collaboration in a single research team from a variety of institutions across Canada.
BC Scientist’s Sweet Discovery Lands Major Prostate Cancer Research Award
Vancouver, BC – July 8, 2014 – British Columbia’s researchers are internationally renowned for their cutting-edge work in prostate cancer research, and their win streak continues with Prostate Cancer Canada’s (PCC) announcement of a new $450,000 research grant to Dr. Mads Daugaard, a senior research scientist with the Vancouver Prostate Centre.
Prostate Cancer Canada advocates for Ontario to pay for prostate cancer screening
TORONTO – June 25, 2014 This June, during the provincial election, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) launched an advocacy campaign that resonated with constituents across the province. The issue? Ontario is one of only two provinces that do not cover the cost of the prostate cancer screening PSA test. Using the online tool psatestsforontario.ca, PCC asked the public to make their voices heard to protest this inequality, and the results speak for themselves.
Over 27,000 Canadians Do it for Dads and Raise $2 Million for Prostate Cancer
TORONTO, June 16, 2014 – Prostate Cancer Canada’s Do it for Dads movement raised a total of nearly $2 million for prostate cancer research and support programs thanks to over 27,000 Canadians who participated this June. As part of Do it for Dads, Canadians took part in the Walk Run, Step Up Challenge and other special events in the weeks leading up to Father’s Day; they also shared photos and stories of their Dads on the Faces of Father’s Day mosaic, a photo collage that collected nearly 1,500 tributes.