2015 Research Grant Awardees

Five Canadian researchers have been awarded funds 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:

Sebastien Perreault, Professeur adjoint de clinique en neurologie/neuro-oncologie, CHU Sainte-Justine receives an award for the project: 

“Steady-state visual evoked potentials to assess visual function in children with optic pathway glioma: a new approach”. 

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Steven Selchen, M.D., M.St., F.R.C.P.C., Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Research Institute receives an award for the project: 

“A Mindfullness-Based Intervention to Improve Quality of Life Among Brain Tumour Survivors”

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Lisa Porter, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Windsor receives an award for the project: 

“Optimizing Novel Therapies for Medulloblastoma”

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Dr. Paula Foster, Scientist/Associate Professor, Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario/Robarts Research Institute receives an award for the project: 

“Investigating the impact of radiation-induced damage on promoting metastatic tumour growth in the brain”

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Dr. Matias Mariani, Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, Supportive Care Program and Supportive Care Oncology Research Unit, Northeast Cancer Centre, Health Sciences North/Horizon Sante-Nord receives an award for the project:

“Teleneuropsychology: Assessment and Intervention in High-Grade Primary Brain Tumours”

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Thank you to all of the donors who are helping to move the work forward to find the causes of and better treatments for brain tumours.

To learn more about research funding opportunities contact:

Susan Ruypers
Research Program Specialist
1-800-265-5106 ext 240

To learn more about providing financial support for research, contact:

Suzanne Fratschko Elliott
Fundraising and Engagement Manager
1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755, ext. 227

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