Daily Media Digest August 1, 2023

$1M grant for brain cancer research
Cancer Research Society
“The project led by Dr. Chen… awarded a $1 million grant which will support his research for a duration of three years… resonates with the heart of our mission”, declares Manon Pepin, President and CEO of the Cancer Research Society. “We are very proud to fund…”
TAGS: cancer, translational research, research grant, Cancer Research Society, University Health Network

A comprehensive approach to better treating sarcoma
“Soft-tissue sarcoma is a rare form of cancer… employs a comprehensive approach to treating sarcoma patients that includes an exceptional surgical program, clinical trial opportunities and a strong support system in place for both the patient and their family throughout the treatment process.”
TAGS: cancer, treatment, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Winners of the Mental Health Innovation Prize
Mental Health Research Canada
“…proud to announce the innovation initiatives awarded the Mental Health Innovation Prize in partnership with the Institute for Advancements in Mental Health (IAM). Each initiative will be awarded $50,000 to support the development of predictive models…”
TAGS: mental health, research grant, Mental Health Research Canada, Institute for Advancements in Mental Health, opioid use, University of Alberta, psychosis, Nova Scotia Health

Increased collaboration key to advancing cancer treatments
Hamilton Health Sciences
“As a clinician scientist, Dr. Sheila Singh has a foot firmly planted in two worlds – biomedical research and direct patient care. Clinician scientists are medical doctors and biomedical researchers, whose passion lies in discovering new treatment…”
TAGS: cancer, collaboration, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University

Study finds food insecurity link affects children’s mental health
Western News
“More than one million children in Canada face uncertain access to adequate food, leading to significant mental health and substance issues, according to a new study from Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and ICES Western.”
TAGS: mental health, food insecurity, Western University