Results of the November 2014 Quality of Life Research Grants competition

We are pleased to announce the results of the most recent Qualify of Life Research Grants competition. This program has been created to support quality of life cancer research that has the potential to make a significant impact on the burden of disease in patients, survivors and caregivers. Below is a listing of newly awarded Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Quality of Life Research Grants.

4 Canadian Cancer Society Quality of Life Research Grants have been approved –18% of all full proposals received. 75 Letters of Intent were submitted to the competition, and following a scientific review 23 of these were invited to submit full applications, and 22 were received. Grants are valued at up to $300,000 over a 3-year term. These 4 new grants represent an investment of almost $1.1 million.

We are also very pleased that all grants are being funded to their full panel recommended amounts and that no administrative decrements are being applied.

Funds committed to this competition have been made possible by the significant efforts of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers and donors across the country. 

Summaries of awarded grants

Please note:
  • Amounts listed below represent the total dollars awarded by grant year and may include funds for salaries, supplies, and/or equipment.
  • The start date for these grants is February 1, 2015.
  • Only the Principal Investigator is named in this listing. Co-Principal Investigators, Co-Applicants and/or Additional Authors may also be associated with these grants.
Note Carefully:

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the listing below, this list does not constitute an "official" notification.

Successful applicants will be informed, in writing, with an official Notification of Award giving the details pertaining to their grant. 

Dawson, Laura
Ontario Cancer Institute/PMCC - UHN
A phase III study of palliative radiotherapy for symptomatic hepatocellular carcinoma and liver metastases
2015/2016 :  $83,272
2016/2017 :  $133,372
2017/2018 :  $83,272
Harris, Cheryl
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of online treatment for insomnia in cancer survivors and evaluation of treatment-related side-effects
2015/2016 :  $68,860
2016/2017 :  $68,790
2017/2018 :  $57,020
Nieman, Brian
The Hospital for Sick Children
Characterizing the impact of chemotherapy on the developing brain
2015/2016 :  $99,032
2016/2017 :  $99,032
2017/2018 :  $99,032
Peacock, Stuart
BC Cancer Agency (Vancouver)
Identifying the most effective multi-attribute utility instruments to guide cancer funding decisions in Canada
2015/2016 :  $94,925
2016/2017 :  $113,650
2017/2018 :  $88,775

Last modified on: January 30, 2017