Dr. John Dick and his team receive a $6.2 million grant to advance work on cancer stem cells

The Terry Fox Research Institute announced on September 16, 2015 the four Canadian research teams that would share in the $16 million of funding to fuel research to improve detection and treatment for high-risk, inherited cancers. 
 
Dr. John Dick, senior scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, leads one of those teams.  He and his group of investigators will receive a total of $6.2 million over five years to continue to advance our understanding of “cancer stemness.” He will focus his work on uncovering ways to improve our detection of and treatment for three high-risk cancers: acute myeloid leukemia, myeloma and brain cancer.