Basic research is primarily carried out by researchers in a university context in order to expand scientific knowledge to better understand the causes and the development of the disease and to stop cancer from spreading. The goal of basic research is not commercial or financial. In fact, basic research can be seen as being fueled by curiosity and the need to understand. However, in the long run, basic research is an important foundation for applied research and eventually leads to the production of commercial products.
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The Cancer Research Society has established a rigorous selection process that is carried out by its Expert Grant Review Committee, to award its research grants to the best researchers and most innovative research projects across Canada.
The decision to finance a research project or to award a grant to a researcher is solely based on scientific merit.