Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety gives gen­er­ously

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS -

Thir­teen Que­bec re­searchers have re­ceived $4.8 mil­lion in re­search grants from the Cana­dian Cancer so­ci­ety. Among the projects get­ting money is curi­ether­apy, an efficient form of ra­dio­ther­apy be­ing re­searched by Dr. Luc Beaulieu. Thanks to the tools de­vel­oped by his team, clin­i­cians can mea­sure more ex­actly re­quired doses, thus re­duc­ing neg­a­tive ef­fects on the pa­tients.

In curi­ether­apy, tiny ra­dioac­tive par­ti­cles are placed di­rectly in the tu­mour in or­der to kill the can­cer­ous cells. It is prin­ci­pally used in the treat­ment of prostate cancer.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for grants from the Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety must un­dergo a rig­or­ous ex­am­i­na­tion process. In all, fifty-two new grants were dis­trib­uted to re­searchers all over the coun­try to­talling an amount of $21.8 mil­lion dol­lars.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.