Brain Cancer

With one in two Canadians expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and more than 120 different types of brain tumours, there is a pressing need for novel approaches to treat this devastating illness. Researchers funded by Brain Canada are shedding new light on how to better prevent, diagnose and treat brain cancer.

A female doctor smiling with a microscope in front
Dr. Gelareh Zadeh, Division Head of Neurosurgery at UHN, is the Principal Investigator of a CCS/CIHR/BC Spark Grant. Photo courtesy: Krembil Brain Institute/UHN

Our Projects

Brain Canada’s rigorous scientific review process gives donors and partners a trusted mechanism to ensure projects are chosen based on merit, innovation, and potential for impact.

$19,236,318 invested

45 grants awarded

Making a significant difference in the lives of people in Canada doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It takes a network of visionary partners committed to investing in change. As a national convenor and facilitator, Brain Canada works with partners from coast to coast to drive innovative brain research. Some of our partners in supporting brain cancer research include:

How you can help

Brain Canada funds the very best Canadian neuroscience, fostering collaborative research and accelerating the pace of discovery, in order to improve the health and quality of life of Canadians who suffer from brain disorders.