GRANTS AWARDED

Since 2009, almost $2,000,000 has been awarded to 27 cancer research projects involving more than 60 local researchers!

GRANT RECIPIENTS

  • 2016 Grant_ Hudson Dr. John Hudson
    2016 Grant Year
    2016 Grant_Jarry Dr. Josée Jarry
    2016 Grant Year
    2016 Grant_Kanjeekal Dr. Sindu Kanjeekal
    2016 Grant Year
    Dr. James Gauld Dr. James Gauld
    2015 Grant Year
    Dr. Phillip Karpowicz Dr. Phillip Karpowicz
    2015 Grant Year
    Dr. Lisa Porter Dr. Lisa Porter
    2015 Grant Year
    Dr. William Crosby Dr. William Crosby
    2014 Grant Year
    Dr. Maher El-Masri Dr. Mahar El-Masri
    2014 Grant Year
    Dr. Alioune Ngom Dr. Alioune Ngom
    2014 Grant Year
    Dr. Siyaram Pandey Dr. Siyaram Pandey
    2013 Grant Year
    Dr. Luis Rueda Dr. Luis Rueda
    2013 Grant Year
    Dr. Mordechay Schlesinger Dr. Mordechay Schlesinger
    2013 Grant Year
    Dr. Michael Boffa Dr. Michael Boffa
    2012 Grant Year
    Dr. Dora Cavallo-Medved Dr. Dora Cavallo-Medved
    2012 Grant Year
    Dr. Elizabeth Fidalgo da Silva Dr. Elizabeth Fidalgo da Silva
    2012 Grant Year
    Dr. Lisa Porter Dr. Lisa Porter
    2012 Grant Year
    Dr. Andrew Swan Dr. James Green
    2011 Grant Year
    Dr. Andrew Swan Dr. Andrew Swan
    2011 Grant Year
    Dr. Otis Vacratsis Dr. Otis Vacratsis
    2011 Grant Year
    Dr. Caroline Hamm Dr. Caroline Hamm
    2010 Grant Year
    Dr. John Hudson Dr. John Hudson
    2010 Grant Year
    Dr. Bulent Mutus Dr. Bulent Mutus
    2010 Grant Year
    Dr. Siyaram Pandey Dr. Siyaram Pandey
    2010 Grant Year
    Dr. Dora Cavallo-Medved Dr. Dora Cavallo-Medved
    2009 Grant Year
    Dr. Lucanne Magill Dr. Lucanne Magill
    2009 Grant Year
    Dr. Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale Dr. Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale
    2009 Grant Year
    Dr. Lisa Porter Dr. Lisa Porter
    2009 Grant Year

SEEDS4HOPE RESEARCH GRANT AWARD SUMMARIES

The following is an up-to-date summary list of our year-to-date research grant award recipients. For research project details (including progress reports), either click the links under each summary, or you may also click on the photo of each researcher to the left.

2016

Dr. John Hudson
Grant Amount: $80,000
Project: Plk4 haploinsufficiency as a genetic predisposition for hematological malignancies.
Project Overview

Dr. Josée Jarry Grant Amount: $70,680
Project: Ashtanga yoga for women with breast cancer: A feasibility study.
Project Overview

Dr. Sindu Kanjeekal
Grant Amount: $77,236
Project: Identifying a genetic signature that predicts progression of non-invasive urothelial (bladder) carcinoma to an invasive cancer.
Project Overview

2015

Dr. James Gauld
Grant Amount: $77,000
Project: Implications of select TSC2 mutations in cell division and disease progression
Project Overview | Progress Report Yr 1

Dr. Phillip Karpowicz Grant Amount: $75,125
Project: The timing of cancer: an investigation of the circadian clock and photoperiod on tumorigenesis in the APCmin mouse.
Project Overview| Progress Report Yr

Dr. Lisa Porter
Grant Amount: $80,000
Project: Markers in the early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Project Overview | Progress Report Yr 1

2014

Dr. William Crosby
Grant Amount: $66,700
Project: Systemic Profiling of SCF E3 Ligase Regulatory Attributes at Play in Cell Cycle Control and Cancer
Project Overview | Progress Report Yr 1 | Progress Report Yr 2

Dr. Maher El-Masri
Grant Amount: $75,125
Project: Exploring the impact of implementing a community-based outreach and navigation cancer prevention and screening program on the uptake of cancer screening in an immigrant community.
Project Overview | Progress Report Yr 1

Dr. Alioune Ngom
Grant Amount: $76,500
Project: Detecting Driver Genes and Network Biomarkers of Breast Cancer Subtypes.
Project Overview | Progress Report Yr 1 | Progress Report Yr 2

2013

Dr. Siyaram Pandey
Grant Amount: $77,000
Project: Preclinical evaluation of anti-cancer activity of long pepper (piper longum) extract (LPE) in in vitro, in vivo and ex-vivo models of leukemia and other aggressive human carcinoma cells: Identification and enrichment of factors from LPE responsible for inducing apoptosis in cancer cells
Project Overview & Progress Report Yr 1 | Progress Report Yr 2

Dr. Luis Rueda
Grant Amount: $77,500
Project: Transcriptomic analysis of prostate cancer using RNA-sequence data
Project Overview & Progress Report Yr 1 | | Progress Report Yr 2

Dr. Mordechay Schlesinger
Grant Amount: $77,000
Project: Tumour interstitial fluid pressure to predict response to treatment
Project Overview & Progress Report Yr 1 | Progress Report Yr 2

2012

Dr. Michael Boffa
Grant Amount: $72,000
Project: Is TAF1 a Novel Anti-metastatic Factor in Breast Cancer?
Project Overview & Progress Report

Dr. Dora Cavallo-Medved
Grant Amount: $73,000
Project: Caveolin-1 Mediates Proteolysis and Invasion in the Tumor Micro-environment of Prostate Cancer
Project Overview & Progress Report

Dr. Elizabeth Fidalgo da Silva
Grant Amount: $72,000
Project: The Role of Tuberin in the Development and Progression of Pediatric Brain Tumors
Project Overview & Progress Report

Dr. Lisa Porter
Grant Amount: $77,000
Project: Role of the Novel Cell Cycle Regulator Spy1 in Self Renewal of Hematopietic Stem Cells: Implications in Human Myeloma
Project Overview & Progress Report

2011

Dr. James Green

Grant Amount: $67,000
Project: Synthesis and Evaluation of New Anticancer Allocolchinoids
Project Overview & Progress Report

Dr. Andrew Swan
Grant Amount: $63,000
Project: Probing the Tumor Suppressive Functions of a Known Oncogene: Skp2 Interacts with Cyclin Dependent Kinases to Maintain Diploidy
Project Overview & Progress Report

Dr. Otis Vacratsis
Grant Amount: $70,000
Project: Functional Characterization of hYVH1/DUSP12: A Putative Oncogene Over-expressed in Late Stage Cancers
Project Overview & Progress Report

2010

Dr. Caroline Hamm
Grant Amount: $70,000
Project: Correlation of Spy-1 Levels in Patients During a Phase II Trial of Patients with Triple Negative Breast Cancer Receiving Carboplation with Dose Dense Adriamycin/Cyclophosphamide/Taxol in Combination with Carboplation
Project Overview & Progress Report

Dr. John Hudson
Grant Amount: $60,000
Project: Regulation of the Expression of Plks in Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and Hematological Malignancies
Project Overview & Progress Report

Dr. Bulent Mutus
Grant Amount: $60,000
Project: Inhibition of Neutral Sphingomyelinase 2 Can Lead to Breast Cancer Cell Survival Through Plasma Membrane Steroid Receptor Destabilization on Cholesterol Rafts
Project Overview & Progress Report

Dr. Siyaram Pandey
Grant Amount: $60,000
Project: Preclinical Evaluation of Anti-cancer Activity and Mechanism of Apoptosis Induction by Dandelion Root Extract (DRE) In Vitro, In Vivo and Ex-vivo Models of Leukemia
Project Overview & Progress Report

2009

Dr. Dora Cavallo-Medved

Grant Amount: $70,000
Project: Three Dimensional Live-cell Imaging to Profile Proteolytic Pathways Associated with Lymphatic Invasion in Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Project Overview & Final Report

Dr. Lucanne Magill
Grant Amount: $50,000
Project: Odes & Odysseys: The Impact of Song Writing and Recording in Music Therapy with Cancer Patients and Their Families
Project Overview & Final Report

Dr. Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale
Grant Amount: $60,000
Project: Gynecological Cancer: Women’s Experience of HDR Brachytherapy Treatment and Post-treatment Sexuality and Quality of Life
Project Overview & Final Report

Dr. Lisa Porter
Grant Amount: $70,000
Project: Role of Stress Factor Signaling in Breast Cancer Initiation and Progression
Project Overview & Final Report

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