Canadian Cancer Society gives generously
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.