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$8M in prostate cancer research funding awarded


Toronto, ON – Prostate Cancer Canada has announced that 40 prostate cancer researchers have been awarded grants through the Movember Discovery Grants program. The researchers are all on the verge of early-stage research breakthroughs. The program is designed to allow both junior investigators at the start of their research career and more established investigators to pursue new important directions in prostate cancer research. Each recipient will receive up to $200,000 in funding over a two-year term.

The list of recipients, institutions, project titles, and grant amounts is available here.

Prostate Cancer Canada says there was a 23% increase in the number of applications received. It also says year saw a more geographically varied pool of recipients, with funding flowing outside of established centres of prostate cancer research. The spread in the funding allocation indicates that talented investigators from across the country are choosing to specialize in prostate cancer research.

“What is particularly remarkable about the grant recipients this year is the breadth of topics covered. For example, for the first time ever, research grants studying survivorship have been funded. This highlights the importance of improving quality of life for survivors,” says Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada.