2012 Research Grant Awardees

Eight Canadian researchers have been awarded nearly $200,000  to further investigate the causes, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours. Congratulations to each of the researchers. Thank you for all of the work that you do to bring hope to everyone on the journey with a brain tumour.

Research Grant Awardees:

Dr. David Fortin from the Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec was awarded $25,000.00 for the project, Characterization of the chemoresistance profiles of malignant gliomas- A step towards individualized treatments. Read more about the project.


Paula Foster, of the Robarts Research Institute in London, Ontario was awarded $23,500.00 for her project, In Vivo MRI Characterization of Changing Blood-Tumour Barrier Permeability in a Mouse Model of Brain Metastasis. Read more about this project.



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Spencer Gibson from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba has been awarded $25,000.00 for the project, Targeting Bci-2 family members for treatment under hypoxia in glioblastoma multiforme tumours. Read more about the this project.


Karen Goddard from the BC Cancer Research Agency in Vancouver, British Columbia was awarded $24,820.00 for the project, Feasibility Study: Cerebrovascular disease and Late Effects in Survivors of Craniopharyngioma. Read more about the project.

Matthew Hebb of Western University in London, Ontario was awarded $25,000.00 for the project,  HSP27 as a New Molecular Target in Glioblastoma. Read more about the project.


Thierry M. Muanza from the Jewish General Hospital Segal Cancer Centre in Montreal, Quebec was awarded $25,000.00 for the project Novel DNA damaging and anti-EGFR combi-molecule, ZR2003, to potentiate ionizing radiation in malignant glioma models. Read more about the project.


Thanh Binh Nguyen of the Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario was awarded $24,000.00 for the project, Diagnostic Accuracy of Perfusion and Diffusion MRI in Patients with Suspected Recurrent High Grade Gliomas. Read more about the project.


Dr. Ash Singhal
from the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia was awarded $24,900.00 for the project, Targeting the Elimination of Brain Tumour Initiating Cells by Disrupting the P13K Pathways. Read more about the project.


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