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New funding round for breast cancer researchers


Montreal, QC – The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, in collaboration with the Cancer Research Society, says it has renewed its research grants competition for 2014. Over the past five years, the foundation says it has provided more than $17 million to a variety of programs related to breast cancer research.

The foundation funds world-class research projects being conducted in university laboratories and research institutes in Quebec. This round, grants of up to $500,000 are being awarded to research projects with a duration of up to four years. The results of the competition will be announced in November.

“At the foundation, we are working tirelessly so that the dream of a world without breast cancer will eventually come true,” said Francine Cléroux, executive director of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. “Quebec’s researchers are doing remarkable work, so we are very confident that we will have the opportunity to fund innovative, high-calibre projects that will make a real difference and benefit our community’s women.”

As in 2011, when 12 research teams were awarded nearly $6 million, the Cancer Research Society will lend its expertise in the interest of establishing a rigorous application review process for the competition.

“We are very pleased to be continuing our work with the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, with which we share the same priorities in the fight against cancer. This competition will help Quebec-based researchers make progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, to the benefit of women in Quebec and elsewhere,” said Mario Chevrette, scientific director of the Cancer Research Society.

Quebec-based researchers interested in applying for a grant can find details about the criteria and process at www.rubanrose.org and www.CancerResearchSociety.ca.