CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Annual Grant Competition

Please note: The grant competition has a NEW email address [email protected] for submissions and queries.


Results of the 2023-2024 CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Research Operating Grants

Multidisciplinary Team Research Grant was awarded to:

Principal Investigator: Dr. Jody Haigh
Co-Applicant(s): Dr. Yale Michaels, Dr. Cédric Tremblay, Dr. David Szwajcer
Development of in vitro and in vivo platforms for humanized leukemia research and pre-clinical CAR-T therapy validation.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Marshall Pitz
Co-Applicant(s): Dr. Lawrence Ryner, Dr. Ahmed Ashraf, Dr. Marco Essig, Dr. Jai Shankar, Dr. Saranya Kakumanu, Dr. Niranjan Venugopal
Predicting location of disease progression in patients with glioblastoma using Deep Learning analysis of advanced MRI to guide treatment planning

Research Project Grants were awarded to:

Principal Investigator: Dr. Kirk McManus
Co-Applicant(s): Dr. Jody Haigh
Characterizing and Targeting the Defects Giving Rise to Colorectal Cancer

Principal Investigator: Dr. Joel Pearson
Co-Applicant(s): Dr. Shantanu Banerji, Dr. David Dawe, Dr. Yale Michaels
Targeting the YAP-TEAD pathway in small cell neuroendocrine cancers

Principal Investigator: Dr. Cedric Tremblay
Co-Applicant(s): Dr. Jody Haigh, Dr. Yale Michaels
Novel therapeutic strategies targeting relapse-inducing cells in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Geoff Hicks
Co-Applicant(s): Dr. Paul Mathews
ATM restoration in a clinically relevant mouse model of ataxia telangiectasia reduces leukemia and lymphoma outcomes and prevents progressive ataxia.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Brett Houston
Co-Applicant(s): Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, Dr. Kristjan Paulson
Evaluation of supportive care treatments among outpatients with myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia: a multicentre pilot trial

Principal Investigator: Dr. Harvey Chochinov
Co-Applicant(s): Dr. James Bolton, Dr. David Dawe, Dr. Kathleen Decker, Dr. Jennifer Hensel, Dr. Julian Kim, Dr. Christina Kim, Dr. Kirstin Reynolds, Sarah Kirby, Pascal Lambert, Dr. Marshall Pitz, Cheryl Dizon-Reynante, Ruth Lowen, Elissa Neville, Caroline Park
Eliciting Personhood in the Outpatient Oncology Setting for Patients with Breast Cancer

Principal Investigator: Dr. Kathleen Decker
Co-Applicant(s): Dr. Megan Delisle, Dr. Pamela Hebbard, Pascal Lambert, Dr. Marshall Pitz, Dr. Jason Park, Dr. Mary Brindle
Improving Cancer Surgery through Continuous, Province-Wide Feedback for Surgeons

Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas Klonisch
Co-Applicant(s): Dr. Sabine Hombach-Klonisch, Dr. Marshall Pitz
Targeting brain microenvironment-derived treatment resistance in patient-derived brain-metastatic HER2+ breast cancer

Principal Investigator: Dr. Lesley Roberts
Co-Applicant(s): Dr. Hannah Foggin, Dr. Mark Nachtigal, Pascal Lambert, Dr. Christine Robinson, Dr. Alon Altman
The effects of anemia and blood transfusion on patients with high-grade endometrial cancer

Calendar of Research Funding Opportunities

All funds raised and donated to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation remain in Manitoba. These funds support an internationally-recognized team of health professionals at CancerCare Manitoba who provide outstanding care for patients and their families.

The Foundation’s mission, in partnership with donors, is to support CancerCare’s strategic priorities. Thanks to the generosity of many donors, CancerCare Manitoba Foundation has been able to grant more than $208 million since 2000. This support to CancerCare Manitoba profoundly impacts patient outcomes.

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