Major Investment for Cancer Research
The Cancer Research Society (CRS) has obtained financial support of $2.8 million from the ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade (MDEIE) and from the FRQS (Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé) for a project that studies the links between environment and cancer. This research program led by researchers Jack Siemiatycki from Université de Montréal and Michael Pollak from McGill University will allow a better understanding of the role of environment in cancer development and progression.
The GRePEC (Research and Prevention Group in Environment-Cancer) is granted a $15 million investment over five years, funded in equal parts from CRS and the Québec Strategy in Research and Innovation. Its mission is to demonstrate the effects of various environment elements on the risk of developing cancer. The GRePEC promotes multidisciplinary and multi-institutions projects in addition to focusing on “translational” research also known as bench to bedside.