Dr LangeResearcher Dr Philipp Lange is the winner of the 2016 Great Canadian Innovation Grant, a program that supports researchers who are thinking outside of the box when investigating cancer.

Through his project, Dr Lange is seeking to reduce long-term health issues in childhood cancer survivors by exploring unique proteins in leukemia to find more effective and less harmful treatments for children.

“Side-effects from cancer treatments are particularly daunting for children, who will live for decades after successful treatment,” Dr Lange says.

“Thanks to the support of Canadian Cancer Society donors, we can now explore new treatment options that will hopefully spare vulnerable kids from long-term damage and improve their quality of life.”

Dr Lange is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of British Columbia, an investigator with the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at BC Children's Hospital and a Canada Research Chair in Translational Proteomics of Pediatric Malignancies.

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GivingTuesday is an international movement that marks the start of the giving season and rallies people to support their favourite causes and think about others.

In 2016, we added a new twist to our annual campaign. From November 22 to 29, those who made a donation in support of GivingTuesday were able to vote for one of three cancer research projects. The project that received the most votes was awarded the $200,000 Great Canadian Innovation Grant.

This grant supports a high-risk, high-reward cancer research project that offers the potential to dramatically advance progress against cancer.


Published Monday, December 19, 2016

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