BHCRI Announces Spring 2024 CRTP Award Competition

The spring 2024 Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Cancer Research Training Program funding competition is now open. Funding for these awards has been made available from a variety of sources. To apply for the CRTP Award, the Intent to Apply Form must be completed and received by admin@bhcri.ca before the deadline of 4pm AST on 4 March 2024. If you are already … Read more

BHCRI Announces Monthly CRTP Applications

The Cancer Research Training Program is now accepting trainees to the program every month! The application deadline is the 1st of every month and notification of acceptance will be sent via email to the applicant within two weeks. All trainees working in cancer research in Atlantic Canada are encouraged to apply for the Program to … Read more

Addressing colorectal cancer screening disparities in Nova Scotia-StFX’s Dr. Arlinda Ruco awarded Canadian Cancer Society Emerging Scholar Research Grant  

Dr. Arlinda Ruco – photo provided StFX Interdisciplinary Health professor Dr. Arlinda Ruco has been awarded a Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Emerging Scholar Research Grant (valued at $594,197) and is leading a team working to identify whether certain groups may be less likely to participate in colorectal cancer screening and to co-design potential interventions to … Read more

2024 BHCRI Summer Studentship Award Competition

We are very pleased to announce the 2024 summer studentship competition with up to three awards offered in the amount of $5000 each for a 14-week term during the summer of 2024. Supervisors are required to provide a top up of $2500 (min) to ensure trainees receive funding above their provincial minimum wage (please view … Read more

A Beacon of Hope in the Fight against Pancreatic Cancer

The statistics for pancreatic cancer are sobering. According to the Canadian Cancer Society approximately 7,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with this form of cancer every year and of those, 5,700 will die. While pancreatic cancer is relatively rare compared to more common forms of cancer such as breast and colorectal cancer, it is difficult to … Read more

Dalhousie Alumna recipient of Research Excellence Award for her research on fear of cancer recurrence in survivors of childhood cancer

Kathleen Varty, CRTP Trainee, University of New Brunswick In Canada alone, more than 800 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer each year. Thanks to advances in cancer research, more than 80% survive. Many of these young survivors face the fear that their cancer may recur – a fear that can cause … Read more

Saunders Matthey Cancer Prevention Foundation: A critical resource to advance cancer research

Recently, two board members from Saunders Matthey Cancer Prevention Foundation had an opportunity to meet with graduate students in Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute’s Cancer Research Training Program. Saunders Matthey-funded CRTP trainees Chiara Gottheil, Stephanie Kendall and Brendan McKeown were on hand to talk about their research projects with Saunders Matthey board members Paulette Skerrett … Read more

BHCRI Announces September 2023 CRTP Award Recipients

September 2023 CRTP Award Recipients: Masters Students: Riley Arseneau, Pathology, Dalhousie University Supervisors: Dr. Jeanette Boudreau, Dr. Boris Gala-Lopez Funding provided by GIVETOLIVE PhD Candidates: Theresa Vo, Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University Supervisors: Dr. Robin Urquhart, Dr. Wiesława Dominika Wranik Funding provided by the Canadian Cancer Society’s JD Irving Limited – Excellence in Cancer … Read more

Eliminating Stigma

Misconceptions can burden individuals living with cancer, researchers say From left are Drs. Eric Tenkorang, Teri Stuckless and Sevtap Savas. PHOTO: RICH BLENKINSOPP A team of Memorial University researchers have published their findings on how misconceptions about cancer affect individuals with a history of the disease in Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition to physical, emotional … Read more