Results of the September 2018 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 – 33% of all full proposals received. 74 Letters of Intent were submitted to the competition, and following a scientific review 22 of these were invited to submit full applications, and 21 were received. Grants are valued at up to $1.25M over a 5-year term. These 7 new grants represent a significant investment of nearly $8.5 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 January 1, 2019.
  • 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
Bell, John*
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Engineering of virally based multiplex immunotherapeutics
2018/2019 :  $250,000
2019/2020 :  $250,000
2020/2021 :  $250,000
2021/2022 :  $250,000
2022/2023 :  $250,000
Hawkins, Cynthia*
The Hospital for Sick Children
Investigating the role of oncohistones in cancer development
2018/2019 :  $250,000
2019/2020 :  $250,000
2020/2021 :  $250,000
2021/2022 :  $249,820
2022/2023 :  $249,820
Khokha, Rama*
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre UHN
Hormone signalling in mammary cells informs breast cancer risk & treatment
2018/2019 :  $250,000
2019/2020 :  $250,000
2020/2021 :  $250,000
2021/2022 :  $250,000
2022/2023 :  $250,000
Ohashi, Pamela
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre UHN
Exploring immune inhibitory mechanisms in the breast tumour microenvironment
2018/2019 :  $250,000
2019/2020 :  $250,000
2020/2021 :  $250,000
2021/2022 :  $250,000
2022/2023 :  $250,000
Rennie, Paul
University of British Columbia
Development of anti estrogens with a novel mechanism of action for treatment of hormone resistant breast cancer
2018/2019 :  $250,000
2019/2020 :  $250,000
2020/2021 :  $250,000
2021/2022 :  $250,000
Therrien, Marc*
Université de Montréal
Novel strategies for therapeutic targeting of RAF kinases
2018/2019 :  $250,000
2019/2020 :  $250,000
2020/2021 :  $250,000
2021/2022 :  $250,000
2022/2023 :  $250,000
Whelan, Timothy
McMaster University
Randomized trial of hypofractionated regional radiotherapy for breast cancer
2018/2019 :  $249,708
2019/2020 :  $249,734
2020/2021 :  $249,563
2021/2022 :  $249,789
2022/2023 :  $249,879
*Renewal Grant

Last modified on: December 2, 2019