Results of the November 2016 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 –20% of all full proposals received. 61 Letters of Intent were submitted to the competition, and following a scientific review 21 of these were invited to submit full applications, and 20 were received. Grants are valued at up to $300,000 over a 3-year term. These 4 new grants represent an investment of over $1 million.

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, 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.

Campbell, Kristin
University of British Columbia
Efficacy of exercise to mitigate cancer-associated cognitive changes
2017/2018 :  $106,003
2018/2019 :  $104,531
2019/2020 :  $83,466
Li, Madeline
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre - UHN
Intranasal ketamine for depression in patients with cancer receiving palliative care: a phase II, open-label clinical trial
2017/2018 :  $74,175
2018/2019 :  $79,980
Louie, Alexander
Lawson Health Research Institute
A randomized phase III study of palliative radiation of advanced central lung tumours with intentional avoidance of the esophagus (PROACTIVE)
2017/2018 :  $131,320
2018/2019 :  $121,520
2019/2020 :  $40,376
Rodin, Gary
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre - UHN
Emotion- and symptom-focused engagement (EASE): a multi-site randomized controlled trial of an intervention for individuals with acute leukemia
2017/2018 :  $98,002
2018/2019 :  $97,999
2019/2020 :  $97,999

Last modified on: February 2, 2017