Results of the June 2017 Prevention Innovation Grants competition

We are pleased to announce the results of the Prevention Innovation Grants competition to support unique, creative research ideas and applications of new knowledge with imminent application potential relevant to cancer prevention in human populations. Below is a listing of newly awarded Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Prevention Innovation Grants.

Out of a total of 23 grant applications, 5 Canadian Cancer Society Prevention Innovation Grants have been approved – a 22% success rate. 42 abstract registrations were submitted to the competition, and following a relevance review, 25 of these were invited to submit full applications, and 23 were received. Funds committed to this competition have been made possible by the significant efforts of CCS donors and volunteers across the country and by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Cancer Research. These projects total almost $1 million in funding over the full term of these grants.

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 November 1, 2017.
  • 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.

Cotterchio, Michelle
Cancer Care Ontario
Investigation of novel risk factors to understand the etiology of young-onset colorectal cancer and the alarming increasing incidence
2017/2018 :  $77,600
2018/2019 :  $79,150
2019/2020 :  $43,200
Demers, Paul
Cancer Care Ontario
Innovations for assessing occupational exposure to carcinogens in population based studies
2017/2018 :  $98,882
2018/2019 :  $98,882
2019/2020 :  $1,995
Frohlich, Katherine
Université de Montréal
Exploring the effects of Quebec’s legislation "An Act to Bolster Tobacco Control" on social inequalities in smoking
2017/2018 :  $96,382
2018/2019 :  $97,586
Murphy, Rachel
University of British Columbia
Metabolomics as a new strategy to understand modifiable factors for cancer prevention
2017/2018 :  $100,000
2018/2019 :  $58,660
Parent, Marie-Elise
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Social deprivation and environment, and risk of prostate cancer
2017/2018 :  $99,784
2018/2019 :  $98,784

Last modified on: December 2, 2019