Research & Initiatives
New Partnership with Genome Canada
Cancer Stem Cell Consortium (CSCC) will partner with Genome Canada to support up to one large scale research project in the area of cancer stem cells as part of Genome Canada’s 2012 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition on Genomics and Personalized Health. To be eligible for CSCC funding, applications must be focused on the study of cancer stem cells with the goal of developing cancer stem cell based therapy or biomarkers with the specific aim of improving cancer treatment. Proposals must also address the eligibility criteria as outlined in the RFA. Details of the RFA can be found here: http://www.genomecanada.ca/en/portfolio/research/2012-competition.aspx
The Cancer Stem Cell Consortium (CSCC) will contribute up to $5 million to Genome Canada’s 2012 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition on Genomics and Personalized Health to support the highest ranking cancer stem cell research project which falls above the Genome Canada cut-off for fundable applications.
Approval of funding for the Partnered Project will be obtained by Genome Canada’s Board of Directors and the CSCC Board of Directors.
CSCC will have access to the pre-applications submitted to Genome Canada to conduct a relevance review to assess the alignment of an application with the specific research priority area prior to the submission of the full application. Only teams who have been deemed eligible by the CSCC will be considered for this partnership funding.
Cindy L. Bell, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Director, CSCC
Phone: (613) 751-4460 ext 118