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CBCF Awarded Grants 2015-2016

If you are interested in learning more about a specific project, this information can be requested via CBCF’s Research Team at: research@cbcf.org

British Columbia

Grantee: Cheryl Duzenli
Host Organization: BC Cancer Agency
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Development of a novel positioning accessory to reduce radiodermatitis in patients receiving adjuvant whole breast radiotherapy

Grantee: Chris Maxwell
Host Organization: University of British Columbia
Grant Type: Research
Project Title:  BRCA1-dependent mitotic spindle orientation dictates lineage phenotypes through CD49f signaling      

Grantee: Gregg Morin
Host Organization: BC Cancer Agency
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Breast cancer classification and marker identification by comprehensive proteomic analysis

Grantee: Catherine Pallen
Host Organization: University of British Columbia
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: PP2A-B55 Phosphatase Deletion in Breast Cancer

Grantee: Hector Garcia
Host Organization/Supervisor: University of British Columbia/ Dr. John Spinelli, BCCA   
Grant Type: Fellowship
Project Title: Mammographic density, occupational risk factors, breast cancer subtypes, and breast cancer prevention

Grantee: Gemma Ryan
Host Organization/Supervisor: BC Cancer Agency/Dr. Marcel Bally, BCCRC
Grant Type: Fellowship
Project Title: Tumour-Specific Chemotherapeutic Distribution for the Treatment of Advanced (Metastatic) Breast Cancer

Grantee: Christine Anderson
Host Organization/Supervisor: University of British Columbia/ Dr. Wan Lam
Grant Type: Studentship
Project Title: Comparison of the oncogenic capacity of ELF3 in lung and breast cancer

Grantee: Christalle Chow
Host Organization/Supervisor: University of British Columbia/ Dr. Gregg Morin
Grant Type: Studentship
Project Title: Targeting RNA splicing process for cancer therapy

Grantee: Fraser Johnson
Host Organization/Supervisor: University of British Columbia/ Dr. Marcel Bally
Grant Type: Studentship
Project Title: Design, development and use of liposomal nanoparticle nanoparticulate drug formulations that can selectively localize to sites of the breast tumor metastases

Grantee: Hannah Lee
Host Organization/Supervisor: University of British Columbia/ Dr. Kevin Bennewith
Grant Type: Studentship
Project Title: The role of beta-arrestin 1 and 2 in the metastatic progression of breast cancer

Grantee: Devon Mitchell
Host Organization/Supervisor: University of British Columbia/ Dr. Mohamed Khan
Grant Type: Studentship
Project Title: Deciphering the chemoresistance mechanism(s)to polo-like kinase 1 inhibition in triple-negative breast cancer

Grantee: James Wang
Host Organization/Supervisor: University of British Columbia/ Dr. Cheryl Helgason
Grant Type: Studentship
Project Title: Analysis of CBX2 in Prostate and Breast Cancer

Grantee: Richmond Hospital Foundation
Grant Type: Community
Project Title: Richmond Hospital Foundation: 2nd Digital Mammography Unit

Grantee: Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation
Grant Type: Community
Project Title: Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation: 2nd Installment towards Ultrasound System

Grantee: Wildflower
Grant Type: Small Initiatives
Project Title: Wildflower Motherless Daughters Support Group

Alberta

Grantee: Shirin Bonni
Host Organization: The University of Calgary
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Elucidating a novel mechanism that controls the ability of breast cancer cells to metastasize

Grantee: David Brindley
Host Organization: The University of Alberta
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Relationship between cytomegalovirus infection and breast tumor growth, metastasis and treatment efficacy

Grantee: Tom Hobman
Host Organization: The University of Alberta
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Modulating activity of Ago2 in breast cancer: a novel tumour suppressor?

Grantee: Don Morris
Host Organization: The University of Calgary
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Immune checkpoint inhibition and reversal of tumor microenvironment immunosuppression to augment oncolytic viral therapy for the treatment of breast cancer

Grantee: Thomas Simmen
Host Organization: The University of Alberta
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Rab32: cell biological characterization of a biomarker for poor prognosis in breast cancer

Grantee: Calgary Immigrant Women's Association
Grant Type: Community
Project Title: Calgary Immigrant Women's Association

Saskatchewan

Grantee: Humphrey Fonge
Host Organization: University of Saskatchewan
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Targeting insulin growth factor receptor 1 in Herceptin resistant breast cancer with novel alpha-particle labelled antibody drug redioconjugates

Grantee: Yuliang Wu
Host Organization: University of Saskatchewan
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: HAGE: a potential biomarker and therapeutic target for triple-negative breast cancer

Grantee: Sreejit Parameswaran
Host Organization/Supervisor: University of Saskatchewan/ Dr. Franco Vizeacoumar
Grant Type: Fellowship
Project Title: Systematic identification of therapeutically relevant targets for cancer

Grantee: Vidhyasagar Venkatasubramanian
Host Organization/Supervisor: University of Saskatchewan/ Dr. Yuliang Wu
Grant Type: Fellowship
Project Title: Role of HAGE (DDX43) helicase in pre-mRNA splicing and epigenetic regulation in triple-negative breast cancer

Manitoba

Grantee: Pingzhao Hu
Host Organization: The University of Manitoba
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Improving breast cancer survival and drug response prediction based on mutated gene network

Grantee: Joe LoVetri
Host Organization: The University of Manitoba
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: 3D multimodality ultrasound/microwave breast cancer imaging for treatment monitoring

Grantee: Sumanta Chatterjee
Host Organization/Supervisor: CancerCare Manitoba/ Dr. Afshin Raouf
Grant Type: Fellowship
Project Title: Identifying mechanisms through which adipose derived stromal vascular fraction favours breast tissue regeneration in reconstructive breast surgery

Grantee: CancerCare Manitoba
Grant Type: Community
Project Title: Be Pink

Ontario

Grantee: Tak Mak
Host Organization: Princess Margaret Hospital
Grant Type: Stand Up To Cancer Canada – Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Breast Cancer Dream Team, supported by CIBC
Project Title: Translational development of novel drugs targeting tumour vulnerabilities

Grantee: Christina Addison
Host Organization: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Towards diagnostic and therapeutic targets for invasive lobular cancer

Grantee: Tommy Alain
Host Organization: Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Genome-wide transcriptional and translational analyses of the innate immune response of breast cancer cells to oncolytic viral immunotherapies

Grantee: Mark Clemons
Host Organization: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: A randomized trial of individualised care versus standard care for breast cancer patients at high risk for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (The ILIAD Study)

Grantee: Sean Egan
Host Organization: Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Modeling copy number aberration (CNA) on human chromosome eight, a critical determinant of poor prognosis breast cancer

Grantee: Sean Egan
Host Organization: Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Modelling Fbxw7/Cul1 hemizygosity, an important driver of breast cancer

Grantee: Anne Klassen
Host Organization: McMaster University
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Including quality of life in breast cancer funding policy decisions: development of a preference-based measure from the BREAST-Q

Grantee: Anne Martel
Host Organization: Sunnybrook Research Institute
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Can stromal features extracted from H&E stained sections predict local invasive recurrence of DCIS?

Grantee: Karen Mossman
Host Organization: McMaster University
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Improving the immunotherapy potential of checkpoint blockade by optimizing immunogenicity of breast cancer cell death

Grantee: Lawrence Paszat
Host Organization: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Personalizing the treatment of women with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ of the breast using the DCIS score

Grantee: Gurmit Singh
Host Organization: McMaster University
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Electrophysiological studies on breast cancer-induced chronic bone pain

Grantee: Damu Tang
Host Organization: McMaster University
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: BMI1 contributes to breast cancer tumorigenesis via inhibiting ATM-mediated activation of DNA damage response

Grantee: Timothy Whelan
Host Organization: McMaster University
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Biomarkers Predictive of Response to Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer

Grantee: Xiaolong Yang
Host Organization: Queen's University
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Investigating the Hippo pathway in breast cancer progression and therapy

Grantee: Danielle Desautels
Host Organization/Supervisor: Sunnybrook Research Institute/ Dr. Kathleen Pritchard
Grant Type: Physician
Project Title: Outliers: A study of factors influencing progression-free and overall survival among women with metastatic HER2 positive breast cancer treated with trastuzumab

Grantee: Nidhi Kumar Tyagi
Host Organization/Supervisor: McMaster University/ Dr. Sukhbinder Dhesy-Thind
Grant Type: Physician
Project Title: Safety of Continuing Chemotherapy in Overt Left Ventricular Dysfunction using Antibodies to Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor-2

Grantee: Antonella Iaderosa
Host Organization/Supervisor: The Ottawa Hospital/Dr. David Wright, Dr. Janet Squires
Grant Type: Allied Health Professional
Project Title: Communicating Good Care: A qualitative study on the information and support needs of patients undergoing neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer

Grantee: Pirashaanthy Tharmapalan
Host Organization: University Health Network/Dr. Rama Khokha
Grant Type: Doctoral
Project Title: The Progesterone-Calcitonin Pathway in the Adult Mammary Gland and Breast Cancer

Grantee: William Gwynne
Host Organization/Supervisor: McMaster University/ Dr. John Hassell
Grant Type: Doctoral
Project Title: Repurposing Serotonergic Receptor Antagonists to Target Breast Tumor-initiating Cells

Grantee: Sampath Loganathan
Host Organization/Supervisor: Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute/ Dr. Daniel Schramek
Grant Type: Postdoctoral
Project Title: Mouse functional genomics to investigate oncogenic signaling in 'triple negative breast cancer'

New Brunswick

Grantee: Logan Slade
Host Organization/Supervisor: University of New Brunswick/ Dr. Thomas Pulinilkunnil
Grant Type: Trainee
Project Title: The Role of Transcription Factor EB and Autophagy in Breast Cancer Metabolism and Progression

Grantee: Friends of the Moncton Hospital
Grant Type: Community
Project Title: Improving Breast Imaging Services at Moncton Hospital

Grantee: New Brunswick Breast Cancer Network
Grant Type: Community
Project Title: “What’s Next?” Breast Cancer Retreat

Newfoundland and Labrador

Grantee: Lesa Dawson
Host Organization: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Novel Gene Discovery in High Risk BRCA Negative HBOC Families from a High Interest Population

Grantee: Ken Hirasawa
Host Organization: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Regulation of IRF1 by Ras/MEK in breast cancer cells

Nova Scotia

Grantee: Paola Marignani
Host Organization: Dalhousie University
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: Pre-clinical drug study to assess Trastuzumab-resistance in HER2+ breast cancer

Grantee: Cathy Too
Host Organization/Supervisor: Dalhousie University
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: EDD E3 Ligase in Survival and Drug Resistance of Breast Cancer Cells

Grantee: Barry Kennedy
Host Organization/Supervisor: Dalhousie University/ Dr. Timothy Lee
Grant Type: Fellowship
Project Title: The Role of Nmnat2, a New p53 Target Gene, in Breast Cancer Regulation

Grantee: Zheng Pang
Host Organization: Dalhousie University
Grant Type: Trainee
Project Title: A Role of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase 3 in Breast Cancer Development and Metastasis

Grantee: Karen Black
Host Organization: Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute
Grant Type: Studentship, Carol Ann Cole Award

Grantee: Brianne Cruikshank
Host Organization: Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute
Grant Type: Studentship, Carol Ann Cole Award

Grantee: Nova Scotia Health Authority
Grant Type: Community
Project Title: Women Alike 20th Annual Breast Cancer Retreat