VPC investigators receive six CIHR Fall 2017 Project Grants

Date Posted: 
2018-01-25

Vancouver Prostate Centre investigators were highly successful, receiving 6 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) research grants in the Fall 2017 Project Grant competition for a total of $3.48 million over five years.

The funded projects are:

  • Ralph Buttyan (co-Is: Artem Cherkasov, Nathan Lack, Na Li): Interference with Gli to Control Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer. 3 years. $344,250

  • Artem Cherkasov (co-I: Paul Rennie): Design and evaluation of small molecules that target the dimerization interface of full-length and splice-variant forms of the androgen receptor as a potential treatment for advanced prostate cancer. 3 years. $459,000

  • Mads Daugaard & William Derry (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto): Role of alternative polyadenylation in Ras-driven cancers. 5 years. $1,113,075

  • Xuesen Dong: RNA splicing regulates prostate cancer progression to hormone therapy resistant neuroendocrine tumors. 5 years. $699,975

  • Martin Gleave & Nathan Lack (co-Is: Artem Cherkasov, Paul Rennie, Robert Young): Preclinical development of a novel androgen receptor antagonist to treat castration-resistant prostate cancer. Commercialization Project Grant. 2 years. $351,900

  • Alex Wyatt & Kim Chi: Predicting therapy resistance in castration-resistant prostate cancer with circulating tumor DNA. 3 years. $516,375

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The West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, takes place on Sunday May 27, 2018 in Vancouver, Victoria & the Fraser Valley. Follow the links to join a ride or donate to a rider; or to buy a ticket for a 50/50 draw (BC residents only).

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