TAG | Dr. Sean Egan
On November 2nd, 2011, Colorworks Express Autobody Centres founder Don Konantz spoke at the Terry Fox Foundation announcement that they are donating 12.7 million dollars for cancer research. By his own admission, Don is living proof the cancer research matters. Don was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February 2011. On that day, Don was undergoing his twelfth day of radiation treatment for lymphoma cancer that developed when his prostate cancer metastasized. Don and his family have always taken part in the Terry Fox Run to raise funds for cancer research.
“We will find a cure,” he said. “My children and your children will live in a cancer-free world.
“We will find the finish line in the Marathon of Hope,”
The biggest chunk of the money goes to a team led by Dr. Martin Gleave of the Vancouver Prostate Centre. The group will get just over $6 million over five years to study stopping the progression of advanced prostate cancer. Ontario and Quebec researchers will get the remainder of the funding.
Dr. Sean Egan of the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto will lead a team getting $2.8 million over three years to find the Achilles heel for primary and metastatic tumours of the breast and brain. Another $3.8 million over three years will go to a team led by Dr. Michel Tremblay of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre and McGill University in Montreal.
Their research will focus on how cancer cells metabolize in order to lead to targeted therapies.
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Cancer Research · Don Konantz · Dr. Martin Gleave · Dr. Michel Tremblay · Dr. Sean Egan · Hospital for Sick Children · McGill University · Protate Cancer · Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre · Terry Fox Foundation · University of Toronto · Vancouver Prostate Centre