The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) today announced the funding of 21 new Young Investigator Awards at 17 leading cancer centers in the U.S. and Canada. Designed to encourage the most innovative minds in cancer research to focus their careers on prostate cancer, the awards provide recipients with three years of funding to test transformational research questions for prostate cancer patients. The 2010 Young Investigator Awards represent a new $4.5 million investment in the global cancer research community by PCF.
Investment recognizes world class oncology research and development expertise at BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver Prostate Centre.
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – AstraZeneca Canada is pleased to announce a $500,000 investment to support oncology research and development at the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA). This adds to the $700,000 Vancouver Prostate Centre investment made in January, and represents a significant collaboration with leading British Columbia breast and prostate cancer researchers.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Vancouver Prostate Centre announced today an extended collaboration with AstraZeneca that sees the Vancouver Prostate Centre receive $700,000 over two years towards research that targets treatment-resistant prostate cancer.
The research, which is being coordinated through the Vancouver Prostate Centre ― a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research ― evaluates AstraZeneca's androgen receptor-targeting small molecules, as well as, molecules that target cell cycle growth to slow, or stop, tumour proliferation in prostate cancer.