Congratulations to Dr. Lin Yang on her recent success in the Canadian Cancer Society Accelerator Grant competition. Dr. Yang and her team members ranked #5 out of 46 initial submissions to this competition for their grant entitled: The PEAK program: development, implementation and evaluation of a cancer prehabilitation program to enhance knowledge, improve mental health and keep up physical function.
The PEAK project focuses on the pre-implementation procedures. By applying existing frameworks in intervention/program design and behavior change, Dr. Yang and her team will conduct qualitative interviews with pre-habilitation implementers (healthcare providers) and adopters (cancer patients and caregivers) to co-develop an implementation trial to improve the uptake of cancer pre-habilitation pro-grams.
This grant builds on previously funded projects that Dr. Yang has already received and that are ongoing. We are delighted that Dr. Yang’s grant was so highly ranked and funded and send congratulations to her and her research team!