4 Canadians deemed Rising Stars in Prostate Cancer Research
Toronto, ON - June 29, 2015: Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is proud to announce four awardees of Rising Stars in prostate cancer research grants. Funded by Movember and selected by PCC, each recipient will receive approximately $450,000 over three years.
Groundbreaking Research Moves One Step Closer to Personalizing Prostate Cancer Treatment
Movember Foundation, Prostate Cancer Canada and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research funded research breakthrough published in Nature Genetics
TORONTO, ON (May 25, 2015) The results of groundbreaking genetics research in Canada, funded by the Movember Foundation, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and Prostate Cancer Canada, has identified a unique sub-type of prostate cancer that will help clinicians develop more personalized treatments for their patients, ensure that fewer men undergo unnecessary treatments and improve their chances of survival. The research has been published today in a paper, titled, Spatio-genomic heterogeneity and within localized, multi-focal prostate cancer in Nature Genetics.
Study to tackle unresolved link between prostate cancer treatment and cardiovascular disease
Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada team up to award $3+ million grant
TORONTO, ON (April 15, 2015) - Funded by the Movember Foundation and selected by Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC), Dr. Jehonathan Pinthus and his team will directly address the longstanding uncertainty regarding a connection between Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) – an important and common treatment for prostate cancer – and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The project will receive up to $3.5 million over five years after winning the Movember Clinical Trials grant competition, which sought proposals that were focused on minimizing burdens associated with prostate cancer treatment.
$180,000 commitment to Prostate Cancer Canada by the Building Trades of Alberta
Red Deer – March 19th, 2015 - Prostate Cancer Canada and the Building Trades of Alberta today announced new funding that will support groundbreaking research into the prognosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The funding is described as an "apprenticeship" - a unique opportunity for a talented young researcher to work on leading-edge research with the best equipment and alongside the brightest minds.