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Minister Clement, Governor Schwarzenegger Join Forces to Fight Cancer Through Cancer Stem Cell Research
Date:6/18/2008

titutions, was overwhelmingly approved by voters, and called for the establishment of an entity to make grants and provide loans for stem cell research, research facilities, and other vital research opportunities. To date, the CIRM governing board has approved 168 research and facility grants totaling more than $530 million, making CIRM the largest source of funding for human pluripotent, progenitor and cancer stem cell research in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.cirm.ca.gov.

About the Cancer Stem Cell Consortium The Cancer Stem Cell Consortium is a not-for-corporation that was incorporated in 2007 as a result of a project initiated by a stem cell and regenerative medicine working group of the Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership, a unique collaboration between California and Canada stakeholders from universities, private sector and government. CSCC's objectives are to coordinate an international strategy for cancer stem cell research and translational activities to allow the biomedical community to move quickly and effectively from discoveries to application in the clinic; establish partnerships among organizations from Canada, California and other jurisdictions to accelerate and synergize research and translation opportunities related to cancer stem cells; and secure investments from governments, private foundations and the private sector for sustained and stable research funding. Consortium members currently include: Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Genome Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and the Stem Cell Network.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened
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