Five years of success, thanks to you!
Thanks to you, during the first five editions, this event has raised $ 158,775. This amount was donated to the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Foundation and following a competition, funded three (3) innovative research projects. The projects selected relate to scientific questions which represent an opportunity to develop new therapeutic strategies, to improve existing strategies or to develop new diagnostic tools. This financial support is thus helping researchers to collect preliminary data that will allow them to develop applications to receive grants.
Because of you, three grants were funded!
1. MOLECULAR ONCOLOGY CATEGORY:
The Annie-Claude Gingras Award was presented to Dr. Frédérick-Antoine Mallette and Dr. Elliot Drobetsky for the project “A Genome-Wide CRISPR / cas9 Screen for the Identification of Novel Therapeutic Targets in Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia”.
2. CATEGORY IMMUNOLOGY / CELL THERAPY:
The Mai Duong Prize was awarded to Dr. Nathalie Labrecque and Dr. El Bachir Affar for the project “Enhancing adoptive T cell therapy by modulating the activity of ubiquitinating enzymes”.
3. CATEGORY COMBINATION ONCOLOGY
The Annie Fréchette Award was presented to Dr. Elliot Drobetsky and Dr. Heather Melichar for the project “Characterization of a Potential Biomarker to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Immunotherapeutic Therapy”.
On behalf of all researchers and patients, the Organizing Committee would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your contribution and your generosity.
We hope to count on you for the 6th edition!
The Organizing Committee