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Cancer Training Awards funded in partnership

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

Read the full article from Canadian Cancer Society here

Canadian Cancer Society and its partners Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, CancerCare Manitoba, the Terry Fox Research Institute and Cancer Research Society launched the Research Training Awards in March, 2023. This award is intended to support growth and innovation in the next generation of diverse cancer researchers across Canada at the Master’s, Doctoral and Postdoctoral levels. It will support individuals in conducting cancer related research while fostering long term connections with Canada’s cancer research ecosystem through a combination of exposures to other disciplines, knowledge translation, engagement, and mentorship opportunities.


One Master's level award has been funded in Saskatchewan. Breanne Bevelander, under the supervision of Dr. Dean Chamberlain, is working to improve cancer cell models used in labs, with the hopes that better models for preliminary research will lead to better clinical translation of potential treatments.

Funded Projects

Breanne Bevelander | University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Dean Chamberlain


Adopting techniques from tissue engineering to improve the PDX model of breast and ovarian cancer


The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) is the provincial agency that funds, supports and promotes the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan. SHRF collaborates with stakeholders to contribute to the growth of a high-performing health system, culture of innovation and the improved health of citizens by strengthening research capacity and competitiveness, increasing the investment in health research in Saskatchewan and aligning research with the needs of our stakeholders.

Inquiries about SHRF's Partnership Program may be directed to Karen Tilsley, Director of Programs and Partnerships, at

Canadian Cancer Society’s research strategy centers people at its core and aims to deliver results that will significantly improve the outlook for people affected by cancer in Canada. By making a significant investment in the recruitment and training of cancer research trainees CCS hopes to strengthen the future of the cancer research ecosystem in Canada.

Questions about programs and funded grants can contact

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