Research into the cause of and cure for brain tumours got a $250,000 boost with the announcement of seven new grants and a fellowship awarded by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

This year marks the first awarding of the William Donald Nash Brain Tumour Research Fellowship, with $100,000 going to Dr. Tommy Alain at McGill University (Biochemistry, Cancer Centre). Through the Fellowship, Dr. Alain will spend the next two years investigating more effective treatments by combining novel therapies and monitoring the outcomes.

Also receiving a research award is Dr. Nahum Sonenberg of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Centre. Dr. Sonenberg will examine the role of proteins in both the development of brain tumours and possible treatments.

Read the press release.