The Precision Medicine Program Receives $11.8 Million


New funding granted to the Precision Medicine Program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre will enable researchers to profile tumours like never before. Kirsty Duncan, the Minister of Science, announced on October 12 that the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will be investing $554 million in cutting edge research equipment across Canada.

The Precision Medicine Program, led by Dr. Bradly Wouters, will receive $11.8 million of the funding—the second largest award given to a single project in this competition. This funding will allow tumour cells from patients to be analyzed using a variety of advanced methods and then cross analyzed and linked to patient outcomes. This project will ultimately enable the development of more effective cancer therapies that are better tailored to individual patients.

UHN’s Toronto Rehabilitation Institute will also be receiving $6.5 million towards the creation of advanced ‘neuromodulation’ therapies. 

Find out more about this announcement at UHN.