Funding Decisions

Movember Translation Acceleration Grants (TAG)

March 26, 2014 - Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is pleased to announce of the results of the recent Movember TAG competition. These grants are for groups developing and validating methods to specifically and accurately distinguish between aggressive prostate cancers that need to be treated as opposed to more indolent forms.   

Three grants have been funded; this represents a total commitment of $4,484,864. Each grant is for three years starting April 1, 2014.

This opportunity is proudly funded by the Movember Foundation.

Principal Investigator Institution Project Title Funded Amount
Bharati Bapat Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Institute
Toronto, ON
Moving beyond discovery: validation of an integrated biomarker panel for detection of aggressive prostate cancer $1,500,000
Robert Day Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC Clinical validation of PACE4 for an improved diagnosis of prostate cancer $1,492,000
John Lewis University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
Blood based detection of the migration switch in prostate cancer to predict metastatic disease $1,492,864
Total $4,484,864


Rising Star Recipients Announced

December 3, 2013 - Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is pleased to announce of the results of the recent Rising Star in Prostate Cancer Research competition. These awards provide salary and research support for outstanding research scientists initiating a career as independent investigators in prostate cancer research.

Each award is for three years starting January 1, 2014.

This opportunity is proudly funded by the Movember Foundation and Canada Safeway.

Movember Rising Stars in Prostate Cancer Research
Principal Investigator Institution Project Title Awarded Amount
Paul Boutros Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, ON Discovering general features of prostate cancer biomarkers $450,000
Stanley Liu Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON microRNA: elucidating their biology and significance in prostate cancer $450,000
Mathieu Lupien Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON Identifying functional mutations in enhancers of prostate tumours $422,094
Frédéric Pouliot Université Laval, Quebec, QC Integrative prostate cancer detection and prognostication by molecular imaging $450,000
Safeway Rising Star in Prostate Cancer Research
Principal Investigator Institution Project Title Awarded Amount
Mads Daugaard Vancouver Prostate Centre, Vancouver, BC Targeting glycosaminoglycan structures in prostate cancer using recombinant parasite host-anchor proteins $450,000

Graduate Studentships in Prostate Cancer Recipients Announced

December 3, 2013 - Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is pleased to announce the results of the recent Graduate Studentships in Prostate Cancer competition. These awards provide a stipend for outstanding graduate students conducting prostate cancer research.

Each award is for one year starting January 1, 2014.

Awardee Award Name Project Title Awarded Amount
Peter Axerio-Cilies

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Steve Winter Graduate Studentship Award
 
Small peptide-mediated degradation of androgen receptor by targeting the N-terminal domain as a novel therapy for prostate cancer $40,000
Frédéric Couture

Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC
Edward Nash Graduate Studentship Award Validation of PACE4 potential for prostate cancer diagnosis $40,000
Kathleen DiSebastiano

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Constantine Karayannopoulos Graduate Studentship Award A comprehensive evaluation of glucose and lipid metabolism in high-risk prostate cancer patients throughout the disease trajectory: the relationship to body composition, nutrition, and physical activity $40,000
Philip Edgcumbe

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Amy and Donald McInnes Graduate Studentship Award Augmented reality elastography navigation aid for robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery $40,000
Mark Labrecque

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
Robert C Watson Graduate Studentship Award The role of Rb in HIF-mediated prostate cancer progression $40,000

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