MONTREAL, Aug. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Health researchers and laboratories are at the forefront of scientific breakthroughs thatlead to new treatments and knowledge that form the cornerstone of health improvements for Canadians. The Government of Canada is proud to support this important scientific research.
Today the Honourable Ginette
The Minister made the announcement while touring the lab of cancer researcher Dr. Marc Therrien at the Université de Montréal. Dr. Therrien received a $3.2 million grant to study a disruption in a chain of molecular events that gives rise to many forms of cancer. His goal is to find targets for new cancer drugs.
"Health research is making a real difference in the lives of Canadians affected by disease. We are proud to make this significant investment. It will allow dedicated researchers to advance the science that will benefit the entire population."
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health
"This funding represents CIHR's largest investment this year in the health research community for the benefit of all Canadians. The high calibre of the research projects receiving funding underscores the breadth and depth of scientific excellence from coast to coast, across all career stages, and in all areas of health research."
Michel Perron, Executive Vice-President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
At the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) we know that research has the power to change lives. As Canada's health research investment agency, we collaborate with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system.
SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research
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