CIHR Spring Project Grants 2021

Congratulations to our outstanding BC Cancer researchers who were awarded 2021 Spring Project Grants by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The funding provided by CIHR will allow our researchers and their teams to pursue research breakthroughs in cancer, leading to a better understanding of cancer and improved outcomes.

The below are the recipients from the 2021 Spring Project Grant results:

  • Dr. Calum MacAulay, Dr. Renelle Myers, Dr. Pierre Lane, Dr. Stephen Lam
    Devices for Image-Guided Biopsy of Peripheral Lung Nodules
  • Dr. Andrew Minchinton (Minchinton Lab)
    FLASH radiotherapy - mechanisms and translational studies
  • Dr. Will Lockwood (Lockwood Lab) and Dr. Artem Cherkasov, Dr. Kelsie Lynn Thu, Dr. Gregg B. Morin
    Understanding the effects of ERK hyperactivation in cancer: implications for therapy
  • Dr. Kevin Bennewith (Bennewith Lab) and Dr. P. Bernatchez
    Targeting cancer-associated fibroblasts and tumour hypoxia with angiotensin II receptor blockers
  • Dr. Haishan Zeng and Dr. Catherine Poh 
    Autofluorescence Imaging Guided Laser Raman Spectroscopy for Non-invasive Oral Cancer Detection

Congratulations to these recipients for their efforts towards reducing the burden of cancer for all British Columbians.

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