Dr. Sidhu and the TRAC team are Canadian Cancer Society #GivingTuesdayCA Great Canadian Innovation Grant nominees!

By CCAB - November 22, 2016 12:56 pm (leave your thoughts)

Dr. Sidhu and the TRAC team are Canadian Cancer Society #GivingTuesdayCA Great Canadian Innovation Grant nominees!

Research at the TRAC has been highlighted by the Canadian Cancer Society in this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign. In the project, TRAC is focussing on a synthetic antibody to relieve the anemia faced by cancer patients as a result of chemotherapy.
Anemia occurs when there aren’t enough red blood cells to carry enough oxygen to tissues. This condition severely impacts a patient’s quality of life. Anemia can be treated with a hormone, but is often withheld from cancer patients since it may also promote tumour growth.

For the 2016 GivingTuesdayCa campaign, those making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society between November 22 and 29 will get a chance to vote for the TRAC team to become the winners of the Great Canadian Innovation Grant. To make a donation and cast your vote visit this page.

TRAC team

The TRAC team. From left to right: Dr. Donghui Wu (visiting scientist), Dr. Marina Chemerovski-Glikman (PDF), Dr. Wei Zhang (PDF), Dr. Jarrett Adams (Senior RA and TRAC Associate Director), Dr. Sachdev Sidhu, Dr. Lia Cardarelli (RA), Keshna Sood (Graduate Student), Dr. Jeffrey Hao (RA), Juliana Isaza Pelaez (Work-Study Student/Lab Assistant), Dr. Moshe Ben-David (PDF), Lucy Lai (Technician). Additional members of the team are not shown here.

To read more about the Great Canadian Innovation Grant competition, check the CCSRI’s press release.

Update from December 6, 2016: The TRAC team did not win this competition; however Dr. Sidhu and the group are proud to have been nominated along with the other great projects. Congratulations to Dr. Lange and his team at UBC and thank you to CCSRI for the support. Read the CCSRI press release about the competition results here.


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