2017 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:

Gelareh Zadeh - 2017 Research Grant Recipient
Gelareh Zadeh, Neurosurgery, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, receives an award for the project: 

“Pimonidazole as a specific marker for hypoxia in glioblastoma and identification of marker genes associated with its uptake”. 

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Phedias Diamandis - 2017 Research Grant Recipient
Phedias Diamandis, Neuropathologist / Clinician Scientist / Assistant Professor, University Health Network / Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, receives an award for the project: 

“The brAIn Project: biological rendering through Artificial Intelligence and neural networks”

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Thomas Klonisch - 2017 Research Grant Recipient
Thomas Klonisch, Professor & Head, Human Anatomy and Cell Science, University of Manitoba, receives an award for the project: 

“Novel minimally-invasive immune-proteome biomarker strategy for Glioblastoma”

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Tommy Alain - 2017 Research Grant Recipient
Tommy Alain, Scientist – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (CHEO RI), Assistant professor – University of Ottawa, receives an award for the project: 

“Characterization of a New Pharmaco-Viral Approach for the Treatment of Brain Cancer”

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Dr. Vijay Ramaswamy - 2017 Research Grant Recipient
Dr. Vijay Ramaswamy, Assistant Professor, Haematology/Oncology, Programme in Neuroscience and Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children, receives an award for the project:

“Mechanisms of treatment resistance in supratentorial ependymoma”

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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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