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New Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team named to attack brain cancer in children

Congratulations to Dr. Nada Jabado's lab from the RI-MUHC who is part of the new Stand Up To Cancer Canada Stem Cell Dream Team

Feb 5, 2016

Pan-Canadian team of researchers  receive $11.7 Million from Stand Up To Cancer Canada, Genome Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Cancer Stem Cell Consortium, and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.

A team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) led by Dr. Nada Jabado, hemato-oncologist at The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC was selected as one of the top Canadian teams to attack brain cancers in children and adults. This New Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, received $11.7 M (CAD) in funding for four years to focus on the cancer stem cells that drive the growth of tumours. The announcement was made on World Cancer Day, February 4th, at SickKids Research Institute.

"This team is called the Dream Team and today, our dream comes true," says Dr. Nada Jabado, co-principal investigator of the Dream Team and a researcher from the Child Health and Human Development Program at the RI-MUHC and a professor of Pediatrics at McGill University."As clinicians, we see children and adults affected by these devastating and incurable brain tumours without being able to save them. Thanks to this major funding we hope to better understand these tumours and be able to provide a more efficient treatment for patients in a near future." Read more