Results of the September 2017 Impact Grants competition

We are pleased to announce the results of the most recent Impact Grants competition. This program has been designed to accelerate and focus the knowledge gained from scientific findings, in the short or long term, into outcomes that will significantly advance understanding of cancer and improve scientific knowledge, which will result in optimized patient care, improved cancer treatment or reduced cancer burden. Below is a listing of newly awarded Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Impact Grants.

7 Canadian Cancer Society Impact Grants have been approved – 41% of all full proposals received. 51 Letters of Intent were submitted to the competition, and following a scientific review 19 of these were invited to submit full applications, and 17 were received. This flagship program represents the largest project funding to individual investigators awarded by the Canadian Cancer Society. Grants are valued at up to $1.25M over a 5-year term. These 7 new grants represent a significant investment of more than $8.7 million.

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, 2018.
  • 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.

Applicant
Institution
Title
Award
Aparicio, Samuel
University of British Columbia
Decoding clonal dynamics and evolution in breast cancers at single cell resolution: improving diagnostics and expanding treatment approaches
2018/2019 :  $248,900
2019/2020 :  $248,900
2020/2021 :  $248,900
2021/2022 :  $248,900
2022/2023 :  $248,900
Boutros, Paul
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
The clinico genomics of localized prostate cancer
2018/2019 :  $242,850
2019/2020 :  $242,600
2020/2021 :  $247,500
2021/2022 :  $247,856
2022/2023 :  $242,171
Durocher, Daniel
Mount Sinai Hospital
Targeting genome stability processes in cancer
2018/2019 :  $250,000
2019/2020 :  $250,000
2020/2021 :  $250,000
2021/2022 :  $250,000
2022/2023 :  $250,000
Huntsman, David
University of British Columbia
Molecular pathogenesis of clear cell carcinoma of the ovary: towards better prevention and management strategies
2018/2019 :  $249,973
2019/2020 :  $249,978
2020/2021 :  $249,937
2021/2022 :  $249,506
2022/2023 :  $249,619
Nielsen, Torsten
University of British Columbia
Adolescent & young adult sarcomas: translating basic science into clinical care
2018/2019 :  $250,000
2019/2020 :  $250,000
2020/2021 :  $250,000
2021/2022 :  $250,000
2022/2023 :  $245,600
Perreault, Claude
Université de Montréal
Precision therapeutic vaccines against lung cancer
2018/2019 :  $250,000
2019/2020 :  $250,000
2020/2021 :  $250,000
2021/2022 :  $250,000
2022/2023 :  $250,000
Shah, Sohrab
University of British Columbia
The determinants of drug response in high grade serous ovarian cancer: a single cell population genetics approach
2018/2019 :  $250,000
2019/2020 :  $250,000
2020/2021 :  $250,000
2021/2022 :  $250,000
2022/2023 :  $250,000

Last modified on: December 2, 2019