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Overview & Partnerships

Presently, Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society is funding pancreatic cancer research projects nationally. 100% of the funds raised, for pancreatic cancer research by all partners, will fund pancreatic cancer research. No administration costs have been taken out of these funds.

The researchers currently benefiting from research grants are individuals passionate about the early detection of pancreatic cancer, the education of patients and caregivers about their disease, and improving treatment and care of patients with pancreatic cancer.

Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division
The Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division and Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society is thrilled to announce the Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund! Together we will fund pancreatic cancer to the tune of $1 400 000.00 (see QEII Foundation contribution below). This marks the most significant single contribution from Atlantic Canada. The funds will be invested into pancreatic cancer research, nationally.

This strategic partnership places Nova Scotia as a leader in funding pancreatic cancer research. "This partnership is a huge step in the right direction to improving treatment and survival rates for one of the hardest -to-treat cancers. We are very fortunate to be working with fellow organizations who are committed to the same cause." said Barbara Stead-Coyle, CEO, Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division.

In 2013, 62% (or $23.6 million) of CCSRI’s research portfolio was for research targeting specific cancers. The funds targeted for pancreatic cancer research totalled $750,000. The $1.4-million contribution from Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society, the Canadian Cancer Society and the QEII Foundation will make a significant impact on enhanced research for pancreatic cancer.

Financial Contribution
Canadian Cancer Society - $700 000.00
Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society - $500,000.00
Total = $ 1 200 000.00


QEII Foundation

Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society began working with the QEII Foundation in October, 2006. The QEII Foundation played a large role in the success of Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society, assisting with our many fundraising events and managing donations.

"The QEII Health Sciences Centre cares for Atlantic Canadians when they need it most. We are proud to be a partner who is investing in pancreatic cancer research to advance health care for our loved ones and our community," says Bill Bean, President and CEO of the QEII Foundation. "This investment is made possible by the tremendous support from our donors, who share our vision for better health."

Financial Contribution
QEII Foundation - $200,000.00 (matching Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division and Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society)


Beatrice Hunter Research Institute

Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute and Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society are proud to announce that Moamen Bydoun (supervisor, Dr. David Waisman) and Dr. Scott Hurton (supervisor, Dr. Michele Molinari) have each been awarded a Cancer Research Training Program award, from the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute with funds provided by Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society. Both awards are presented with great enthusiasm as both applicants placed in the top 5 of the graduate student applications. This is the first time that Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society has funded students and the first time that the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute has partnered with a society by way of matching funds. Both awards will commence January 1st, 2014 and we look forward to sharing the results of this promising research upon completion of the awards.

Financial Contribution
$36,000 - Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society
$36,000 - Beatrice Hunter Research Institute
Total = $72,000.00

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation

The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), the Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick Division and Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society are proud to announce that a group of New Brunswick-based cancer researchers, Stephen Lewis, Rodney Ouellette and Anirban Ghosh, have received an Innovation Grant for $197,500.

This partnership will fund a plan is to create a new diagnostic tool that could identify biomarkers, or clues, in the patients’ microvesicles that could indicate accurately the existence of pancreatic cancer in somebody’s body much earlier than today’s conventional methods. If this happens, it could offer doctors a new, minimally invasive, effective way to detect pancreatic cancer early, especially with people who have an elevated risk for the disease.

The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation was created in July 2008 with a mandate to co-ordinate, support and promote health research in New Brunswick. Our vision is a healthy and prosperous New Brunswick through excellence in health research and innovation. Our mission is to provide leadership and support to build health research capacity, improve the health of New Brunswickers and advance the knowledge economy.

The NBHRF is an independent organization governed by a board of directors comprised of key stakeholders from the health research community in New Brunswick. Provincial funding is provided by Business New Brunswick.

Financial Contribution
Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick Division & New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
- $98,500.00
Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society, Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division, QEII Foundation
- $98,500.00
Total = $ 197,000


Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick Division

The Canadian Cancer Society Division, NewBrunswick Division, New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society is thrilled to form a partnership that will fund Pancreatic Cancer Research in New Brunswick.

The Canadian Cancer Society recognizes that the challenge of cancer is bigger than any single organization. Anne McTiernan-Gamble, CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society of New Brunswick, said “We’re extremely pleased to partner with Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation in funding this exciting research, led by doctors Stephen Lewis, Rodney Ouellette and Anirban Ghosh.”

 “We recognize that the fight against cancers, such as pancreatic, must be fought by joining forces with partners such as the Canadian Cancer Society and the Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society.”

Financial Contribution
Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick Division & New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
- $98,500.00
Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society, Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division, QEII Foundation
- $98,500.00
Total = $ 197,000

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