TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is proud to
announce the recipients of the inaugural Movember Team Grants. The program promotes collaboration between not only researchers but
also institutions, providing a united approach to prostate cancer
research. The recipient group will receive $5 million in funding.
The 2013 Movember Team Grant has been awarded to Dr. Ralph Buttyan of
the Vancouver Prostate Centre (Principal Investigator), who leads a
team of 22 Co-Investigators. The title of their research is Tumour Cell Plasticity in Treatment-Resistant Prostate Cancer and their study will focus on targeting aggressive and lethal cancer.
"The successful grant recipients epitomize the collaborative spirit of
the Movember Team Grants award. Truly a coast-to-coast group, team
members include investigators from Vancouver to St. John's," says Rocco
Rossi, President and CEO at PCC. "These Canadian researchers are
recognized as international leaders in the field of prostate cancer
research - we're proud to fund such an accomplished group."
Prostate Cancer Canada firmly believes that by having experts from
different disciplines working together, we will continue to make
advancements in all facets of the cancer spectrum such as treatment,
diagnosis and survivorship. This team approach allows researchers to
tackle issues from all angles and propose innovative solutions while
also providing a training environment for investigators starting their
"It's collaboration that helped Mo Bros and Mo Sistas raise over $42
million in 2012 and it's only by working together that we truly will
have an everlasting impact on the face of men's health," commented Pete
Bombaci, National Director, Movember Canada. "Knowing that the teamwork
of the Mo community is helping to facilitate that of the research
community is truly inspiring and we look forward to working together
towards men's health outcomes for Canada and the world."
The Movember Team Grants Program is the largest open research
competition in PCC's history. Representing collaboration, one of PCC's
key program pillars, the initiative is one of the new research programs
launched under PCC's Research Strategic Plan.
Watch this video to learn more about the Movember Team Grants Program.
Thank You to Movember
PCC would like to recognize the Movember Foundation as the sole funder
of this program in 2013. For information about prostate cancer
research, visit prostatecancer.ca
About Prostate Cancer Canada
Prostate Cancer Canada raises funds for the development of programs
related to awareness and public education, advocacy, support of those
affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and
cure of prostate cancer. For more information visit prostatecancer.ca and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Movember aims to forever change the face of men's health through the
power of the moustache by raising awareness and funds for men's health
issues, specifically prostate cancer and men's mental health. Funds
raised are directed to programs run by the Movember Foundation and its
local men's health partners in countries around the world. Since its
inception in 2003, over 2 million participants have raised over $439 M
for its causes globally. Currently Movember is officially taking place
in 21 countries. For more information please visit movember.com or @MovemberCA. Movember is a registered charity in Canada - BN 848215604 RR0001.
SOURCE: Prostate Cancer Canada
For further information:
For interview inquiries with PCC, Movember or award recipients, please contact:
Rebecca von Goetz
Prostate Cancer Canada
416-441-2131 ext. 258
416-968-7311 ext. 228