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$10M for cancer research in Canada


Montreal, QC – The Cancer Research Society (CRS) has announced its 2011 grants. The announcement was made during a recent event at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM).

More than $10 million in funding was allocated, in periods ranging from one to five years.

“This year, thanks to the generous donors who support its mission, the Board of the Cancer Research Society approved over 10 million dollars in grants to Canadian scientists,” said Andy Chabot, CRS executive director. “The 47 chosen research projects are the most likely to contribute to the advancement of cancer research.”

“My colleagues and I are proud to receive this support from the CRS,” said Dr Tarik Möröy, IRCM president and scientific director, and director of the Hematopoiesis and Cancer research unit. “Basic cancer research is crucial to understand the causes and development of the disease. These grants will therefore allow us to pursue our innovative projects in cancer and continue to make progress in the field.”

A full list of the 47 successful projects can be viewed in the attachment.