Grants
& Awards
Grants
& Awards

Grants & Awards

Prostate cancer research senior scientists that the Foundation has funded in the past like Dr. Emma Gunn, Dr. Marianne Sadar and Dr. Kim Chi have achieved enormous progress in their work and are recognized not only nationally but around the world as well. Their achievements are publicized in publications; in conferences and each is recognized by their peers in the field of prostate cancer. They are only a few of the many talented scientists that the Foundation has continued to support. Other funding for equipment, and programs continues year round as funds are made available.

Grant Applications


To apply for a 2016 research grant, click here.

To apply for a 2016 general grant, click here.

PCFBC will not pay any overhead costs to any institution or company that the applicant works for, attends, or is associated with.

Grants Given


2016 Grants - $131,000.00 was given out September 24, 2016

$50,000 to BC Cancer Agency to Hsiou-Ting Kuo to fund research of PSMA_Targeting Imaging Agents for the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

$25,000 to The Vancouver Prostate Center to Annie Rhi Lee to fund research of Elucidating the role of Myst/esa-A associated factor 6 in neuroendocrine prostate cancer

$25,000 to The University of Victoria to Natalia Milosevich to fund research of Targeting CMX2 for the treatment of CRPC: new chemical approaches for a challenging new target.

$31,000 to the Supportive Care Program to set up the new Kelowna Supportive Care Program and a commitment to fund in 2017 as well.

2015 Grants - $170,000.00 was given out November 4, 2015

$20,000 to The Vancouver Prostate Center to provide a microscopic upgrade.

$25,000 to Mani Roshan-Moniri for his project In Vivo Efficacy of an Orally Available Small Molecule Inhibitor Targeting ERG in Prostate Cancer.

$25,000 to Haolong Li “Screening Novel Catalytic Topoisomerase II inhibitors for Treating Prostate Tumors”.

$25,000 to Jacob Gordon targeting SR-B1 mediated cholesterol influx and intercellular cholesterol synthesis to suppress de novo steroidogenesis and castration-resistant prostate cancer.

$25,000 to Raunak Shrestha in silico identification of driver alterations and prediction of therapeutics targeting actionable drivers in prostate cancer.

$25,000 to Daksh Thaper Development of WNT5A and ROR2 inhibitors as a potential therapeutic for Enzalutamide resistant to prostate cancer.

$25,000 to Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program to fund a clinical psychologist.

2014 Grants - $107,000 was given out in total

$40,000 post-doctoral award to Dr. Francesco Crea for his project at the Department of Experimental therapeutics, BC Cancer Agency, on long non-coding transcriptome analysis to identify novel therapeutic targets for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

$25,000 to Jacob Gordon Faculty of Sciences, University of British Columbia - Vancouver Prostate Centre, for his work in Targeting SR-B1-mediated cholesterol influx and intercellular cholesterol synthesis to suppress de novo steroidogenesis and castration-resistant prostate cancer progression.

$12,000 to Omid Mohareri, PH.D Student University of British Columbia, for his work in Novel ultrasound-based image guidance system for detection and treatment of prostate cancer.

$25,000 to The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program for a clinical psychologist.

2013 Grants - $148,000 was given out in total

$50,000 to Nader Al Nakouzi, Vancouver Prostate Centre, research in Clusterin Knockdown Sensitizes Prostate Cancer Cells to Taxane by Modulating Mitosis.

$30,000 to Alexander Wyatt, UBC, research in A Mechanistic Understanding of Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer.

$25,000 to Elham Hosseini-Beheshti, Vancouver Prostate Centre, for research in Defining the Role of Exosomes as Biomarker Vesicles in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis.

$12,500 to Ravi Muniganti, UBC, for research in The Development of Anti-androgens with a New Mechanism of Action for treatment of resistant prostate cancer.

$12,500 to Huifang Li, UBC, for research in New Strategy of Targeting Androgen Receptor DNA-Binding Domain with Small-Molecule Inhibitors for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer.

$12,000 to The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program.

$6,000 to BC Cancer Foundation, Summer Studentship in Prostate Cancer Research.

2012 Grants - $120,500 was given out in total

$20,000 to Ramin Sahebjavaher, UBC, for research in the role of MR Elastography in diagnosis and focal therapy.

$20,000 to Ravi Muniganti, UBC, for research in the development of Anti-androgens with a New Mechanism of Action for treatment of resistant prostate cancer.

$20,000 to Kevin Tam, Vancouver Prostate Centre, for research in the characterization of SEMA3C in Prostate Cancer Oncogenesis.

$20,000 to Sze Ue Iris Luk, BC Cancer Research Centre, for research in BIRC6, a Gigantic anti-apoptotic protein, as a novel therapeutic target for prostate cancer.

$12,500 to Kevin Daze, University of Victoria, for research in small molecule inhibitors signaling as a targeted therapy to prevent and treat aggressive and recurrent prostate cancer.

$10,000 to Elham Hosseini-Beheshti, Vancouver Prostate Centre, for research in defining the role of Exosomes as Biomarker Vesicles in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis.

$12,000 to the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program.

$6,000 to BC Cancer Foundation, Summer Studentship in Prostate Cancer Research.

Special Awards


From Raymond James Back left: Mike Todd, Sybil Verch, Seth Allen seated right Peter Kahnert. Seated left is Phil Pollock from the Supportive Care Program.

The Raymond James Cares Award was presented to The Supportive Care Program for a $25,000 grant for a Clinical Psychologist.
Standing next to Foundation Past Chair and presenter Ted Butterfield is Vance and Vanessa Mercer and seated next to Halong Li is Gladys Mercer.

The Graham Mercer Pioneer Award was presented to Halong Li for a $25,000 research grant.
Standing is presenter Dr. Paul Rennie and seated next to Mani is Dr. Bruchovsky's daughter Kira.

The Dr. Nicholas Bruchovsky Founders Award was presented to Mani Moniri for a $25,000 research grant

Review Committee

Prostate Cancer Foundation BC's granting committee is made up of Scientists, Doctors, Professors, Researchers and others in the field of prostate cancer. The committee also has input and participation from members of support groups and the medical community.

All grant applications provided to the committee are kept confidential. The granting committee receives numerous excellent applications each year and it is a difficult task selecting the best. The selected recipients of our grants are supervised and monitored for their performance and achievements. All grant recipients are eager to share with us their results, to speak to our support groups and provide us with a progress report and final report co-signed by their principal investigator.

Our granting committee decisions are based on the quality of the application. The work and dedication of our committee members reflects a foundation mandate of support - supporting prostate cancer research.

Our funds provide seed capital to students and post doctoral researchers enabling them to apply for national funding that will further enhance their research.