The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), CQDM, the Cole Foundation and Oncopole – pôle cancer du FRQS announced, grants of $ 8,485,132 to finance four research projects in Quebec, as part of the Pediatric Cancer Research Initiative in November 2022. This funding, which will take place over three years, is part of a unique partnership created to support pediatric cancer research, which has mobilized many donors, stakeholders and companies based in Quebec.


Dr Étienne Caron and Dr Sonia Cellot, with the participation of Dr Isabelle Sirois, CHU Sainte-Justine, in collaboration with Université Laval, Neomabs Biotechnologies and Immune Biosolutions
Developing new immunotherapy treatments for people with acute pediatric leukemia

Dr Elie Haddad, CHU Sainte-Justine, in collaboration with Immugenia
Developing a new way to use Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CAR) to treat acute pediatric lymphoblastic leukemia and rhabdomyosarcoma

Dr Richard Marcotte, National Research Council of Canada (NRC), in collaboration with CHU-Sainte-Justine and Jenthera Therapeutics
Developing a new therapeutic target to improve treatment outcomes for children living with leukemia

Dr Brian Wilhelm, Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal, in collaboration with CHU Sainte-Justine, Université Laval, MédiMabs and Cyclenium Pharma
Developing new, targeted treatments for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) as well as nanotechnology to detect these cancers and monitor treatment

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