Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - BC/Yukon Region Awards $300,000 in Breast Cancer Research Postgraduate Fellowship Grants

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The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - BC/Yukon Region is proud to award $300,000 in Breast Cancer Research Postgraduate Fellowships to five of the most qualified breast cancer research projects across the province.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - BC/Yukon Region is proud to award $300,000 in Breast Cancer Research Postgraduate Fellowships to five of the most qualified breast cancer research projects across the province.

These awards are intended for qualified health care professionals, MD graduates or recent PhD graduates to provide assistance in launching a career as independent, social, clinical or basic science investigators in breast cancer research.

Congratulations to the 2013 Fellowship recipients:

Ms. Sumaiya Islam, $65,000 (over 2 years)
Child and Family Research Institute/University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Project title: Blocking the YB-1 oncogene to circumvent chemotherapy resistance and relapse in young women with triple-negative breast cancer

Dr. Nelson Leong, $87,946 (over 1 year)
BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Island Centre, Victoria
Project title: Symptomatic Brachial Plexopathy in patients treated with Hypofractionated compared to Conventional Fractionated Nodal Radiation Therapy in the modern era of CT based RT planning

Dr. Jay Shankar, $104,000 (over 2 years)
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Project title: Role of pCav1 and PKM2 in breast cancer progression

Dr. Shawn Chafe, $43,053 (over 1 year)
BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver
Project title: Targeting breast cancer metastasis and premetastatic niche development through Carbonic Anhydrase IX inhibition

This is the first year that the Lina’s Dream Endowment Fund is generously supporting a CBCF Fellowship:

Dr. Esta Bovill, $87,946 (over 1 year)
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Project title: Breast reconstruction in the young BRCA mutation + patient: Does wait time to mastectomy with breast reconstruction increase the incidence of breast cancer?

About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Our investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, we have been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community. Join us at http://www.cbcf.org.

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Media contact:
Sydney Nusbaum - Specialist, Marketing & Communication
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - BC/Yukon Region
T: (604) 683-2873 ext. 237, E: snusbaum[at]cbcf[dot]org

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