Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2014 Movember Rising Star awards in prostate cancer research. Now in its second year, the Movember-funded Rising Star program provides funding to four outstanding scientists by supporting their careers as independent investigators in prostate cancer research.
Each Rising Star is awarded $150,000 a year towards salary support and research expenses for a three-year period. The four Rising Stars represent emerging thought leaders in prostate cancer research who are working to uncover better diagnostic and treatment options for those suffering with this disease.
2014 Movember Rising Stars in Prostate Cancer Research:
Dr. Pouliot will develop a molecular imaging technology to predict which patients will respond to second-line hormonal treatments. The goal is to improve treatment selection and effectiveness by imaging the cancer circulating tumour cells and analyzing their response to hormonal treatment.
“We are extremely proud to fund prostate cancer researchers within the first five years of their careers, a vital time for their independent research endeavors to be supported and encouraged,” says Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Canada. “We are continually striving to improve the lives of men suffering from prostate cancer, and by investing and giving guidance to those who represent the future of our research community, we know we are doing the very best.”
The Movember Rising Stars awards allows research scientists in the first five years of their academic or research appointment to work under the guidance of an experienced mentor, providing intensive career development. This program is part of PCC’s broader strategic plan to fund innovation in research, collaboration across research and survivorship, and foster the next generation of prostate cancer research leaders.
“Our 2014 Rising Stars in prostate cancer research funding has been made possible thanks to the passion and hard work of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across Canada,” says Pete Bombaci, Country Director, Movember Canada. “By funding emerging leaders in prostate cancer research, we are providing the opportunities needed to help further develop new approaches in the fight against this disease.” For more information on programs run by Prostate Cancer Canada please visit www.prostatecancer.ca.
For more information on programs funded by Movember please visit www.movember.com.