Prostate Cancer Research Gets $55K Grant

CancerCare ManitobaThe annual Motorcycle Ride for Dad turned over a $55,000 grant on Monday to fight prostate cancer.

Organizers presented a cheque to Dr. Sabine Mai, director of the Genetic Centre for Cancer Research and Diagnosis at CancerCare Manitoba.

“Our ongoing research into circulating tumour cells already helps us identify patient subgroups. With blood samples taken every 6 months, we follow the profile of each patient individually and, in the future, hope to link the profile to clinically stable or progressive disease, which will help with patient-specific treatment decisions,” Mai said.

Just over 1,000 riders took part in this year’s ride, which was held in May and travelled from Winnipeg to Gimli and back. More than $215,000 was raised overall across the province.

— Staff