The GCI-CTG Accelerating Grants Program

The Accelerating Grants program provides funding for interventional, observational, and translational clinical research studies focused on gynecologic cancers, and in particular those that advance lab-based discoveries by researchers in BC into the clinic. The intent of these grants is to support research related to patients. This could include an intervention of some form; it could rely upon observation of a specific cohort; or it could involve analysis of patient tissues or biosamples with potential relevance to their care. 

Accelerating grants have been created to cultivate and support collaborative clinical research with investigators across disciplines and health authorities/institutions on a provincial level. Applications with “in-kind” contributions from collaborating researchers who are in the basic or translational sciences for the conduct of correlative research are encouraged. Applications which incorporate psychosocial, and/or quality of life measures and/or patient-reported outcomes, and addresses equity, diversity, and inclusion into the clinical study will be preferentially considered.

The letter of intent deadline is May 11, 2022.

Call for Trainee Research Day 2022 Abstracts

All graduate trainees, undergraduate medical students, medical residents, clinical fellows and post-doctoral fellows conducting gynecologic cancer research are encouraged to submit an abstract. You can submit an abstract for one of two types of presentations: 

  • Trainee 3-Minute Rapid Fire Talks: Designed for new trainees who do not yet have any results to share, these short presentations will facilitate feedback on your proposed study from faculty mentors and other trainees.
  • Trainee 10-Minute Oral Platform Presentations: These longer oral presentations for trainees who have results to share from their research. The presentation will include a brief Q&A session. Only trainees in this category will be considered for the Presentation Prizes.

The deadline for abstract submission is April 18, 2022.

New GOSH Podcast Series: Conquering Cancer Campaign

The GOSH podcast presents a three-part series to celebrate the Conquering Cancer campaign. Conquering cancer is a global social impact communications initiative designed to celebrate the efforts made to eliminate cervical cancer around the world. While cancers are a leading cause of death worldwide, a global movement is building to put cervical cancer in the history books. The aim of the conquering cancer campaign is to propel change by supporting the World Health Organization’s Cervical cancer elimination targets through a 3 pronged approach of vaccination screening and treatment. In this three part series, we interview three important women behind this campaign. Dr. Marion Saville, executive director of the Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer. Sue Collins, filmmaker behind conquering cancer and Kirsty Brown, a cervical cancer survivor and patient advocate. The first episode will be available on April 11, 2022.

Upcoming Research Rounds

For April Research Rounds, we are joined by Dr. Francois Bachand (Note: POSTPONED, Date TBA) and Dr. Kristen Campbell. Please register in advance to receive the Zoom link!