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Stem cell policy

Research using human embryonic stem cells

Policy statement

The Canadian Cancer Society will fund research using human embryonic stem cells when:

  • the research is deemed meritorious by an expert panel of reviewers through the grant review process managed by the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
  • the research holds the promise of offering important information that could reduce the burden of cancer
  • the research is in accordance with federal legislation and regulatory processes governing the use of human embryonic stem cells in research, which prohibits cloning and the creation of embryos strictly for research purposes, but permits research on embryos no longer needed for reproductive purposes donated with full informed consent

Last modified on: August 13, 2014