In keeping with our pledge to connect and cultivate the most innovative minds in the fight against breast cancer, our one-of-a-kind research program fosters the talent of the most enterprising new breast cancer researchers in Canada.

Through our Career Development Awards, we provide promising young researchers and doctors the opportunity to pursue training in translational breast cancer research under the guidance and mentorship of the country’s leading scientists.

By extending our funding to researchers and clinical doctors, we are promoting an integrated and customized approach to breast cancer research – one that takes into account patients’ real-life experiences and concerns, not just the behaviour and characteristics of their cells.

We couldn’t think of a better way to draw fresh talent to breast cancer research, encourage innovative and holistic research projects and play a role in keeping our best and brightest in Canada.

Click here to download a printer friendly version of our most recent Career Development Awards Application Information and Requirements document.

Quick fact

Less than 3% of adult cancer patients participate in clinical trials.

Quick fact

For $35,000 to $70,000 per year, a Career Development Award can help a young researcher pursue a lifesaving project from beginning to end.

Quick fact

Research directed at understanding how and why tumours develop may result in new and effective methods of treatment that have fewer side effects than conventional chemotherapy.

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