November 2013 Quality of Life Research Grants results

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.

9 Canadian Cancer Society Quality of Life Research Grants have been approved – 39% of all full proposals received. 72 Letters of Intent were submitted to the competition, and following a scientific review 28 of these were invited to submit full applications, 23 were received. Grants are valued at up to $300,000 over a 3-year term. These 9 new grants represent an investment of more than $2.2 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, 2014.
  • 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.

Baxter, Nancy
St. Michael's Hospital
Improving the quality of oncofertility decision-making for women at risk of infertility during cancer survivorship
2014/2015 :  $99,997
2015/2016 :  $99,972
2016/2017 :  $99,967
Buckstein, Rena
Sunnybrook Research Institute
Red blood cell transfusion thresholds and QOL in MDS: a pilot, feasibility study
2014/2015 :  $56,015
2015/2016 :  $56,332
Gagnon, Bruno
Laval University
Interdisciplinary Team in Early Functional Optimization (InTEFO): introducing a new optimization clinic to improve accessibility and efficiency of quality palliative care in advanced cancer patients
2014/2015 :  $96,513
2015/2016 :  $73,884
2016/2017 :  $110,454
Gagnon, Pierre
Laval University
Creating meaning following advanced cancer: A cognitive-existential telephone intervention to improve existential and global quality of life
2014/2015 :  $92,560
2015/2016 :  $108,545
2016/2017 :  $81,574
Krahn, Murray
The Toronto Hospital (General Division) - UHN
Development of a utility weighting function for the Bladder Utility Symptom Scale (BUSS-U)
2014/2015 :  $104,102
2015/2016 :  $125,537
2016/2017 :  $70,261
Lebel, Sophie
University of Ottawa
Efficacy of a cognitive-existential intervention to address fear of recurrence in women with cancer: a randomized controlled clinical trial
2014/2015 :  $100,000
2015/2016 :  $100,000
2016/2017 :  $100,000
McClement, Susan
University of Manitoba
Explanatory models of cancer anorexia-cachexia: Family members' perspectives
2014/2015 :  $39,072
2015/2016 :  $28,659
2016/2017 :  $35,195
Rodin, Gary
Ontario Cancer Institute/PMCC - UHN
Emotion And Symptom-focused Intervention (EASI) for individuals with acute leukemia
2014/2015 :  $143,683
2015/2016 :  $156,298
Stajduhar, Kelli
University of Victoria
Improving the quality of life of family caregivers of cancer patients at the end of life: The caregiver support needs assessment intervention
2014/2015 :  $99,890
2015/2016 :  $99,916
2016/2017 :  $99,916

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