2016-2017 KCRNC-CUOG Research Trainee Awards:

“Understanding the attributes of papillary renal cell carcinoma subtypes: Molecular analysis, biomarker discovery and implications to therapy”

    • Rola Saleeb
    • Supervisor: Dr. George Yousef
    • The Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
    • $15,000

“Identification and translation of novel kidney cancer immunotherapeutic targets through genetic screens using the CRISPR-Cas9 system”

    • Keith Lawson
    • Supervisor: Dr. Jason Moffat & Dr. Laurie Ailles
    • Dept of Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
    • $15,000

“Predicting drug resistance in metastatic renal cell carcinoma: Individualizing targeted therapy for xenografting patient tumors into chick embryos.”

    • Matthew Lowerison
    • Supervisor: Dr. Hon Leong & Dr. Nicholas Power
    • Dept of Medical Biophysics, Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario
    • $15,000

2016 Bladder Cancer Canada/CUOG:

“Preclinical assessment of NVP-LDE225 and NVP-BKM120 as sonic Hedgehog (Shh) inhibitors in urothelial cancinoma”

    • Juan Garisto
    • Sponsor: Alex Zlotta
    • $10,000

“The role of HMBG1 in neutrophil extracellular traps and its implication in radiation resistance”

    • Surashri Shinde
    • Sponsor: Wassim Kassouf
    • $10,000

“Inhibition of PD-1 and LAG-3 for the treatment of bladder cancer”

    • Fanny Gaignier
    • Sponsor: Yves Fradet
    • $10,000

“Analysis of circulating cell free DNA (cfDNA) in patients with metastatic bladder cancer”

    • Alberto Contreras-Sanz
    • Sponsor: Peter Black
    • $10,000

“Analysis of immune profiles to predict response to atezolizumab in BCG unresponsive non-muscle invasive bladder cancer”

    • Morgan Roberts
    • Sponsor: Peter Black
    • $10,000