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Terry Fox Grant 2012

Project aims to develop new approach for breast cancer treatment

Oeiras, 05.04.13

iBET Researcher and ITQB Alumna, Ana Barbas, is one of the two Terry Fox Grants 2012 awardees for Cancer Research. The grant of 15.000 € will be used generate and evaluate function blocking antibodies against a ligand of the Notch-signalling pathway, as a potential therapeutic for breast cancer treatment. This award is a joint initiative from the Embassy of Canada in Portugal and the Núcleo Sul da Liga Portuguesa contra o Cancro. The award ceremony took place this week at Instituto Português de Oncologia in Lisbon.

The Terry Fox Grants are financed through the organization of Portugal’s longest-running awareness campaign, the Terry Fox Race for Cancer. Otherwise known as ‘The Race of Hope’, the Terry Fox Race for Cancer originated in Canada and is now held in more than 30 countries around the world as a tribute to the man who started it. In Portugal, the Terry Fox race is a joint inititive of the Embassy of Canada and the Núcleo Sul da Liga Portuguesa contra o Cancro.

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