The Cancer Research Society is very proud, once again, to take part in a strategic partnership, this time with Brain Canada to fund brain cancer research projects.
Approximately 55,000 Canadians are living with brain cancer, and it is estimated that 3,100 new cases will have been diagnosed and 2,400 people will have died from brain cancer in 2021. Furthermore, brain cancer has an especially high prevalence for children, representing 20% of cancers in children under 15 years old.
A competition is officially launched to award two (2) grants of $1,000,000 each, spread over a three-year period, for a total of $2,000,000 to the most innovative and promising research projects.
The competition is intended to provide opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations between basic researchers and clinicians to translate basic research to novel approaches for the study, diagnosis and/or treatment of pediatric or adult brain cancer.
The projects submitted will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of experts and at least one person with lived experience.
The Society is pleased to join efforts with Brain Canada to support the best brain cancer research that will certainly have significant benefits for patients with this type of cancer.
All researchers interested in submitting their application are invited to click on the following link.