There is no denying the cost of cancer is high for affected individuals, their families and society. The cost of supporting cancer research to make progress toward better treatments, earlier detection and prevention of this life-altering disease is also high. What may not be so obvious is that the major expense of conducting cancer research is the essential personnel housed within an investigator’s lab. These highly-qualified individuals represent the next generation of scientists, physicians, health professionals and cancer advocates.
Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation is pleased to partner with Give to Live to raise funds for cancer research at the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute. DMRF has been a major supporter of cancer research at BHCRI since its inception in 2009. The Institute is named in honour of Beatrice Hunter, who made a bequest to DMRF in 2003 in memory of her parents, Dr. Owen and Mrs. Pearle Cameron.
Through the DMRF, BHCRI directly supports the research programs of scientists and student trainees working in cancer research labs throughout the Atlantic provinces.
In 2018, funds raised by GIVETOLIVE have helped support four of these talented trainees: PhD student Emily Drake; MSc students Michael Giacomantonio and Daniel Medina-Luna and Postdoctoral Fellow Megan Whaley. Additionally, three GIVETOLIVE stipends for summer studentships will be awarded in the summer of 2019 as an effective way to launch excellent students as they prepare for future graduate training.