Breast Cancer Society of Canada TBCRU

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Breast Cancer Society of Canada™

Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit 

The goal of the BCAC Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit (TBCRU), formally the Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Cancer Research Unit at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is to foster translational, patient-centred breast cancer research in multiple disciplines, throughout London, Ontario. Under Dr. Alison Allan's leadership, the TBCRU supports research specificially focused on the understanding, prevention, tracking and/or treatment of metastasis, the deadliest aspect of breast cancer. 

A partnership that began in 1998, between the BSSC and LRCP was born in honour of Pamela Greenway-Kohlmeier who passed away from breast cancer at 38 years old. The unit provides world-class research and has led the way in translational research to benefit patients as well as provide training to the next generation of translational researchers. 

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The BCSC provides valuable support for three major programs through the TBCRU

Breast Cancer Society of Canada Opportunities 

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada Translational Research Unit at the London Regional Cancer Centre (LRCP), is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 call for applicants for Trainee Studentship/Fellowships.

This program is made possible by a major donation from the Breast Cancer Society of Canada (BCSC), as well as dontations from other groups interested in supporting translational breast cancer research in London. The Translational Breast Cancer Research Traineeship Program will provide studentship/fellowship funding for graduate students, postdoctorial fellows, and clinical fellows engaged in translational research projects focused on the understanding, prevention, tracking and/or treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

Trainees carrying out research under the supervision of any Western faculty member who is actively engaged in breast cancer research and/or clinical care are encouraged to apply. Projects must be translational in nature, and involve both basic science and clinical investigators (i.e. as co-supervisors, advisory/mentorship committee members, research collaborators, etc.). 

Information on how to apply can be found here:

Deadline to apply: Monday June 28th, 2021 at 5pm EST
Please send your electronic application package to Dr. Alison Allan (Alison.Allan@lhsc.on.ca), TBCRU Director
More details on this award can be found on the Breast Cancer Society of Canada Translational Research Unit page.

2022-2023 Breast Cancer Society of Canada Graduate Student Scholarship Recipients and their Research Projects. 

In September of 2022, the TBCRU announced 10 new BCSC graduate student scholarship recipients for the 2022-2023 academic year. Four MSc students, four PhD students and two postdoctoral fellow were selected for awards this year. These trainees are enrolled in three different departments/programs at Western University (Anatomy & Cell Biology, Medical Biophysics and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine). The trainees are working in research laboratories located across the city of London; at the London Regional Cancer Program, St. Joseph's Health Care London, Robarts Research Institute, and Western University. Their translational research projects are broadly focused on the understanding, prevention, tracking and/or treatment of metastatic breast cancer, the deadliest aspect of breast cancer. 

To view the lastest work being done by these students, visit the TBCRU

For more information and for the history of the unit, click here LHSC

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Dr. Allan can be reached via email