The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is committed to funding breast cancer research, education and awareness programs and advocacy, and has been for over 25 years. In 2014, the Foundation allocated over $27 million towards cause related work, of that total, $18.7 million was allocated towards breast cancer research grants across the country.
Our rigorous grant review process and focus on the full spectrum of breast cancer research, education, advocacy and other cause related work establishes the Foundation as a respected leader in the breast cancer community.
Our commitment to funding breast cancer research is strong. We fund innovative breast cancer research grants through each of the Foundation's four regions and on a pan-Canadian basis.
Stand Up To Cancer Canada
CBCF is pleased to announce the launch of a new national research competition focused on accelerating research on new treatments for breast cancer. This competition will involve the creation of a new Stand Up To Cancer Canada - Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Breast Cancer Dream Team, supported by CIBC. The priority for the competition was selected by the CBCF National Grants Committee with consideration to the CBCF National Grants Survey results. A call for ideas has been launched and the SU2C Canada CBCF Breast Cancer Dream Team, supported by CIBC will begin their work in summer 2015.
Capacity Development Awards in Prevention
The Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) in partnership with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has established a joint funding opportunity to support additional Capacity Development Awards focused on increasing Canada’s capacity for breast cancer prevention research. The Capacity Development Awards in Prevention competition supports the career development of junior investigators in the area of cancer prevention/risk reduction research and community-based clinical research in cancer prevention by providing protected research time. Below is a summary of the successful applicants:
Applicant, Institution Title
& Award Year/Amount
Omega-3 fatty acids and the obesity-related markers in breast tissues: A personalized approach to breast cancer prevention
2014/2015 : $75,000
2015/2016 : $75,000
2016/2017 : $75,000
Dr Diorio's research program aims to identify new
strategies for the prevention of breast cancer by the combined use of
molecular markers in breast tissue, such as protein expression and
methylation of genes on one hand, and breast cancer risk or well-
recognized breast cancer risk indicators on the other. She will focus on
understanding the effects of omega-3 and body weight on breast tissue
markers in order to design interventions to reduce breast cancer risk
and recurrence in appropriate target populations.
Learn more about: CBCF-CIHR Breast Cancer in Young Women Research Program
Learn more about: National Grant Competition in Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer.
Find out more about the national TELUS-Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship Competition
Regional Funding Programs
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