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Media releases

GivingTuesday donors bankroll UBC scientist’s unconventional approach to childhood cancer research

December 2016 - Dr Philipp Lange awarded Canadian Cancer Society’s Great Canadian Innovation Grant


Wig banks in BC benefit from $150,000 gift from Pacific Blue Cross

November 2016 - The Canadian Cancer Society gratefully accepted a $150,000 gift from the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation towards the Society’s Wig Bank program across BC.


GivingTuesday offers chance to fund avant-garde approach to cancer research

November 2016 - Canadian Cancer Society gives donors ability to vote for 3rd annual Great Canadian Innovation Grant


Tobacco plain packaging catching on worldwide: Society report

November 2016 - Trend to reduce smoking and cancer rates by forcing tobacco companies to use plain packaging is gaining momentum across the globe


Canadian Cancer Society and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation plan to merge

October 2016 - Lynne Hudson appointed President and CEO of Canadian Cancer Society


HPV not just a threat to women: mouth and throat cancers rising sharply in men

October 2016 - Canadian Cancer Society urges Canadians to get their children vaccinated against cancer-causing virus.


Media backgrounder #1: HPV-associated cancers

October 2016 - HPV-associated cancers


Media backgrounder #2: Cancer in Canada: Fast facts

October 2016 - Cancer in Canada: Fast facts


Under 5 by '35

October 2016 - Society joins call to drive down tobacco use to under 5% by 2035


Economical Insurance-sponsored Relay For Life events raise $1.35 million for Canadian Cancer Society

September 2016 - Hundreds of participants raised funds to support lifesaving research and support services for people living with cancer and their families.


Health coalition gives proposed legislation to protect children a gold star

September 2016 - Senator tables public bill to prohibit food and beverage marketing to kids


Running to quit smoking pays off

September 2016 - Canadian Cancer Society and Running Room award car and cash prizes to six newly smoke-free Canadians


The Tragically Hip tour inspires more than $1M for brain cancer research

September 2016 - More than $1 million raised for brain cancer research through The Tragically Hip's recent tour.


Research finds youth smoking rates dropping but remain unacceptably high

September 2016 - The Society is encouraged by national survey results showing a drop in youth smoking rates in Canada.


BC must provide equal access to HPV vaccine to prevent cancer

September 2016 - The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on Premier Christy Clark and BC Health Minister Terry Lake to expand the province’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program to include all genders in order to prevent cancer


Gord Downie brain cancer research fund gets a $30,000 boost from Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

August 2016 - Following 3 sold-out Tragically Hip shows at the Air Canada Centre last week, MLSE donates $30,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society.


Canada’s top cancer researchers honoured by Society

July 2016 - Society’s most prestigious awards presented this morning in Toronto.


Society partners with radio stations to fight brain cancer

June 2016 - Canada Day, July 1st text-to-give initiative to fund important research


Think Before You Vape

June 2016 - The Canadian Cancer Society takes aim at teen vaping with 2 new PSAs comparing vaping to playing with green ooze and pterodactyl nests


Society releases updated sun safety recommendations

June 2016 - New SPF and peak times to be safe in the sun announced today


Society–funded glioblastoma trial reduces risk of death by 33%

June 2016 - Two Society-funded clinical trials selected as having the most impact at prestigious international conference.


Society praises federal action on tobacco plain packaging

May 2016 - We commend the Minister of Health for launching a plain packaging consultation on World No Tobacco Day.


Canadian Cancer Society and Merck partnering to keep public informed on advances in increasingly complex cancer environment

May 2016 - ‘New Horizons in Cancer Research’ project focuses on providing Canadians clear, credible and understandable insights into complex issues related to cancer.


Society congratulates UK and France on plain packaging implementation

May 2016 - Canada set to join international trend.


Society statement on federal government’s support for asbestos action

May 2016 - Review of federal asbestos policies must quickly lead to complete ban


Society applauds national ban on menthol cigarettes

April 2016 - Ban will protect kids.


Society marks National Day of Mourning with renewed call for total asbestos ban

April 2016 - Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of workplace death in Canada


Society challenges Canadians to go the distance at Relay For Life

April 2016 - Relay For Life is more than a cancer walk – it’s a journey



National Volunteer Week

April 2016 - The Society thanks the many caring and compassionate volunteers dedicated to our mission and asks others to join the fight.


Test for oral cancer aims to prevent aggressive surgery

April 2016 - Canadian Cancer Society study chosen as this year’s Great Canadian Innovation Grant


Prime Minister, Governor General presented with daffodil bouquets

April 2016 - Two children with cancer give Canadian dignitaries daffodils to mark Daffodil Month.


Canadians relying on the web to answer cancer questions, leaving them overwhelmed and worried

March 2016 - 45% of adults have researched cancer with few turning to healthcare professionals first


Society calls on government to adopt nationwide ban on all asbestos products

March 2016 - Canada must catch up with countries who implemented bans decades ago.


Clear plan for home and palliative care needed, says Society

March 2016 - Society comments on 2016 federal budget.


Canadian Cancer Society statement about Rolland Fox’s death

March 2016 - Fox family an inspiration to all Canadians


Society encouraged by parliamentary committee's support of palliative care

February 2016 - Committee's report is an important step toward improved palliative care in Canada.


Society honours top researchers with Awards for Excellence

February 2016 - Four outstanding cancer researchers receive Society’s most prestigious awards


Smokers’ Helpline sees surge in calls after toll-free number included on cigarette packaging

February 2016 - Results affirm significance of using cigarette package to communicate with smokers.


Good News Friday Mission Rallies After Break In

January 2016 - Good News Friday: Community Rallies for Canadian Cancer Society After Office Break-In




Palliative care in critical condition: report

January 2016 - New health accord must guarantee proper care for all Canadians, says Society


Society announces Top 10 Research Impact Stories of 2015

January 2016 - World-class research discoveries exemplify the very best of what science can achieve through dedicated investment.


A holiday surprise for a family coping with cancer

December 2015 - A holiday surprise for a family coping with cancer


Canadian Cancer Society criticizes new menthol “capsule” cigarettes as latest gimmick attractive to kids

November 2015 - Tobacco company introduces new cigarette with menthol flavour burst.


Could semen save your prostate?

November 2015 - New DNA test could lead to better detection, fewer biopsies


Canadian Cancer Society announces generous funding from Essentia

November 2015 - Mattress company to contribute up to $1 million


Countering the “Angelina effect”

October 2015 - New study aims to understand and reduce fear of cancer recurrence


Society responds to federal election results

October 2015 - Society congratulates new Parliament and looks to the future.


Society welcomes commitment to tobacco plain packaging, increased investment in tobacco control initiatives

October 2015 - Tobacco plain packaging and more investment in tobacco control initiatives are key measures


Society welcomes commitment to tobacco plain packaging

October 2015 - Plain packaging a key measure to protect youth from tobacco promotion


Society welcomes proposal to improve home care

September 2015 - Proposed investment a welcome step forward


Society welcomes commitment to cancer research and prevention

September 2015 - Proposed funding for Cancer Prevention Centre a positive step forward.


Society welcomes proposed affordable drug plan

September 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society supports proposal to fix gaps in prescription drug coverage and improve access to essential medications.


Could a vaccine prevent cancer from spreading after surgery?

September 2015 - New Canadian Cancer Society research shows promise.


Society says better home and palliative care will benefit patients, health system

September 2015 - Commitment a step forward in making sure all Canadians have access to palliative care.


Society welcomes pledge to renew federal cancer partnership

August 2015 - Five-year, $250 million funding extension allows CPAC to continue major nationwide initiatives.


Compassionate care proposal a positive step forward, Society says

August 2015 - Proposed benefit will help more families provide care for loved ones with cancer and other critical illnesses.


Society receives government funding for partnership with Running Room

July 2015 - Society receives government funding for partnership with Running Room


Additional radiation reduces breast cancer recurrence in some patients

July 2015 - Additional radiation reduces breast cancer recurrence in some patients


The Society honours top researchers with Awards for Excellence

June 2015 - Five of Canada’s most outstanding cancer scientists received prestigious cancer research awards today.


Ottawa’s lack of health leadership undermining fight against cancer

June 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society releases federal election platform entitled: Wake-up call: national priorities for patients, families, and a healthier future.


$15.5 billion class action against tobacco companies

June 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society hails landmark ruling


Media backgrounder #1: Predictions of the future burden of cancer in Canada

May 2015 - Predictions of the future burden of cancer in Canada.


Media backgrounder #2: Cancer in Canada: Fast facts

May 2015 - Cancer in Canada: Fast facts


New cancer cases expected to rise dramatically within 15 years

May 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society urges Canada to prepare.


The Society’s 19th Annual Daffodil Ball Raises an Unprecedented $1.9 million

May 2015 - Thanks to the generosity of private and corporate donors, the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Ball in Vancouver raised close to $2.0 million – the largest amount raised in the gala’s history.


Society marks National Day of Mourning

April 2015 - We honour workers who have lost their lives, been injured on the job or have fallen ill as a result of their work.


Society applauds increased support for caregivers in federal budget

April 2015 - Expanding compassionate care benefits will help patients and families.


Smoke-free patio season one example of Society’s research influence

April 2015 - Society’s research institute releases 2014 Research Impact Report.


Most Canadians have been touched by cancer, but many don’t feel prepared to support themselves or their loved ones

March 2015 - Daffodil Month survey highlights need for increased awareness of programs and services.


Society’s response to Angelina Jolie announcement related to surgery and BRCA gene mutations

March 2015 - Society commends actor Angelina Jolie for her openness about her health decisions related to the BRCA gene mutations in her recent opinion piece.


We’re launching a partnership to help Inuit with cancer

March 2015 - Partnership with Jaguar Land Rover Canada and Pauktuutit aims to improve cancer literacy and education among Inuit.


Why do some people never get cancer?

March 2015 - New Society study of healthy “super seniors" aims to find out why some people live cancer-free into old age.


Society urges Canada to follow the lead of Great Britain and others on tobacco plain packaging

March 2015 - Today the British House of Commons approved final regulations for plain packaging for tobacco products.


Canadian Cancer Society applauds Government of British Columbia’s amendments to regulate e cigarettes

March 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society is applauding the Government of British Columbia for introducing legislation that will curb the growing use of e cigarettes by B.C’s youth.


Society study looking at the role of avoidable cancer risk factors

February 2015 - Imagine if the number of Canadians expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 30 years could be cut in half.


Volunteers needed for April Daffodil Month

February 2015 - Join the Canadian Cancer Society’s cancer-fighting team


Society welcomes announcement by the Minister of Health on mandatory reporting of drug shortages

February 2015 - Society welcomes announcement by the Minister of Health on mandatory reporting of drug shortages


Brain cancer gets big boost in research funding from Canadian Cancer Society

February 2015 - The Society, in partnership with Brain Canada and the Government of Canada, will fund $5 million in brain cancer research.


Trottibus Walking School Bus to receive up to $1M from the Canadian government

February 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society's Trottibus Walking School Bus has won the national grand prize in the Play Exchange, Canada's Active Living Challenge. The announcement was made this afternoon by Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose.


Society receives $100,000 from Avon Foundation for Women

January 2015 - The Avon Foundation for Women (Canada) announced today a $100,000 gift to the Canadian Cancer Society as part of the company’s centennial anniversary celebrations.


Canadian Cancer Society urges British Columbians to know the risks of flavoured tobacco, reduce BC’s smoking rates

January 2015 - During National Non-Smoking Week 2015, the Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon is encouraging British Columbians to know the risks of flavoured tobacco in an effort to bring down BC’s smoking rate from 13 per cent to 9 per cent.


National Non-Smoking Week: January 18–24, 2015

January 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society volunteers and staff are fighting back against cancer during National Non-Smoking Week by working hard to help Canadians quit smoking and encourage others not to start.


Canadian Cancer Society’s Trottibus, the Walking School Bus, finalist in $1-million Play Exchange challenge

January 2015 - The 6 finalists will be featured on a January 9 program on CBC TV where Canadians will be asked to vote for their favourite of the 6 finalists.


Top 10 Canadian Cancer Society-funded research of 2014

December 2014 - Top 10 Canadian Cancer Society-funded research of 2014


Canadian Cancer Society overwhelmed by support for GivingTuesday campaign

December 2014 - Over $200,000 raised in support of the Great Canadian Innovation Grant


Discovery could lead to more targeted lung cancer treatments

December 2014 - Discovery could lead to more targeted lung cancer treatments


Response to Media Coverage About Cancer Charities

November 2014 - Response to Media Coverage About Cancer Charities


Society applauds NDP plans to stop marketing food to kids.

November 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds plans by the Leader of the Opposition Thomas Mulcair to prevent the marketing of foods and beverages to children.


96% of Canadians have not tested their homes for cancer-causing radon gas, Canadian Cancer Society survey shows

November 2014 - But more than half of Canadians say they would move if the deadly gas was seeping into their home


Major international lung cancer clinical trial launched

November 2014 - New immunotherapy drug could cure lung cancer in many patients


Breast cancer prevention: are the answers in our genes?

October 2014 - Breast cancer prevention: are the answers in our genes?


Tobacco plain packaging a global trend: Canadian Cancer Society report

October 2014 - Report shows Canada ranks 4th internationally in cigarette health warnings


Prince George claims title of Number One Relay For Life in Canada

October 2014 - The city of Prince George has officially won the title “Number One Relay For Life in Canada” after raising $560,000 during the 2014 season.


City of Vancouver bylaw amendment restricting use and sale of e cigarettes

October 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society is applauding the City of Vancouver for passing bylaw amendments to restrict the use of e-cigarettes in public places and the sale of the product to minors.




Canadian Cancer Society wants to help you prevent cancer

September 2014 - First-ever interactive tool to help Canadians lower their risk


Youth continue to use flavoured tobacco products at high levels

September 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society renews call for ban on all flavoured tobacco




Officers to pedal thousands of kilometres across BC for kids with cancer

August 2014 - This September the 107 police officers and emergency services personnel who take part in the Cops for Cancer cycling tours will don their spandex and helmets and pedal thousands of kilometres in a united effort to help the Canadian Cancer Society fight children’s cancers. From as far north as Fort St John, BC to the southern tip of Vancouver Island, the four tours will visit businesses and schools to raise awareness and money to fund leading edge pediatric cancer research and caring support programs operated by the Society, like Camp Goodtimes.


Canadian Cancer Society in Newfoundland and Labrador receives $1 million from Husky Energy for cancer prevention

July 2014 - Donation will fund cancer prevention program in province with highest cancer rate


Young and the Restless' Kate Linder hosts high tea in Vancouver

July 2014 - This Saturday, celebrities from The Young and the Restless (Y&R) will be in Vancouver for a high tea benefitting the Canadian Cancer Society. The tea, organized by Y&R actress Kate Linder, will take place annually for the next three years with the goal of raising $90,000 for the Society to fund breast and ovarian cancer research.






Ride2Survive crosses finish line raising $550,000 for cancer research

June 2014 - Last Saturday night at 10:30 p.m., the cyclists and crew of Ride2Survive crossed the finish line of their 10th annual one-day, 19-hour ride from West Kelowna to Delta to raise funds for cancer research. The group surpassed its $500,000 fundraising goal with $550,000 raised so far and the money is expected to continue coming in.


Inspired riders ready for uphill battle in 10th annual Ride2Survive

June 2014 - This Saturday, June 21, almost 140 cyclists will pedal 400 kilometres from Kelowna to Delta to raise funds for cancer research. The 10th annual volunteer-organized and run Ride2Survive takes approximately 19 hours to finish and includes climbing more than 12,000 feet with only a few short breaks.


Canadian Cancer Society staffer receives prestigious international award for tobacco control

June 2014 - Rob Cunningham, senior policy analyst at the Society, receives World No Tobacco Day 2014 award.



Media backgrounder #1: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014

May 2014 - Highlights of 2014 skin cancer statistics


Media backgrounder #2: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014

May 2014 - Cancer in Canada: Fast facts


Media backgrounder #3: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014

May 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society: Working to protect Canadians from UV radiation


Melanoma: deadliest type of skin cancer is on the rise

May 2014 - Canadians need to protect themselves more from dangerous ultraviolet rays


Preventable and deadly skin cancer on the rise in BC

May 2014 - Melanoma skin cancer is one of the fastest rising of all cancers in Canada and BC’s rate is rising too. British Columbians need to do more to protect themselves from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation, according to a special report on skin cancer. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014 was released today by the Canadian Cancer Society in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.


Thanks for helping us change cancer forever

May 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society wraps up April Daffodil campaign



Canadian Cancer Society statement about death of Jim Flaherty

April 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society statement about death of Jim Flaherty


New director appointed to lead the NCIC Clinical Trials Group

April 2014 - Queen’s University and the Canadian Cancer Society are pleased to announce that Dr Janet Dancey will be the next director of the NCIC Clinical Trials Group


Canadian Cancer Society launches April Daffodil Campaign

March 2014 - Cancer changes everything – donate to change cancer forever


Canadian Cancer Society’s Asian Giving program celebrates 20 years

March 2014 - The Society’s Asian Giving program celebrated its 20th anniversary today. Over the last two decades, the program has raised $7 million for the fight against cancer.


Olympic figure skater Eric Radford joins forces with the Canadian Cancer Society

March 2014 - Half of the proceeds from the sales of the music single ”Tribute” will go toward changing cancer forever


Canadian Cancer Society wins first prize in DoGooder Video Awards

March 2014 - Lighthearted Nutiquette video spreads awareness about testicular cancer


BRCA gene mutation - known for breast cancer connection - can also lead to pancreatic cancer

March 2014 - Canadian research on BRCA gene could lead to new treatments


Snowballs fly to fight cancer in BC’s first Yukigassen battle

March 2014 - For the first time ever in British Columbia, Japan’s ultimate winter sport tournament, Yukigassen, is taking place today on the snowy slopes of Mount Seymour.


Canadian Cancer Society CEO Honoured as Influential Woman in Business

February 2014 - The CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon, Barbara Kaminsky, has been recognized with an Influential Women in Business Award by Business in Vancouver. Kaminsky was one of six women to be honoured in 2014 and is the only non-profit organization leader to be recognized this year.


Canadian Cancer Society applauds BC government commitment to cancer prevention and tobacco tax increase

February 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon, is applauding the BC government for committing to cancer prevention in its 2014 budget. Today, the government announced a commitment to fund innovative cancer prevention initiatives while simultaneously announcing a tobacco tax increase of $3.20 per carton of 200 cigarettes.


Canadian Cancer Society needs your help to change cancer forever

February 2014 - Volunteer during Daffodil Month



Canadian Cancer Society Applauds Tobacco Tax Increase in Federal Budget

February 2014 - The Society also welcomes Change to Benefit Charitable Lotteries


About half of cancers can be prevented

February 2014 - Find out how to reduce your risk.


Support for those affected by prostate cancer

January 2014 - Prostate Cancer Information Service provided by Prostate Cancer Canada in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society


4 out of 5 British Columbian teens support ban on flavoured tobacco products

January 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon, is calling for a ban on flavoured tobacco products in BC after a new poll showed overwhelming support from British Columbians.



“GivingTuesday” launches in Canada

November 2013 - Canadian Cancer Society encourages Canadians to be extra charitable during the holiday season


BC government urged to follow Alberta and Ontario’s lead and ban flavoured tobacco products

November 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon, is calling on the BC government to follow the lead of two other Canadian provinces and move forward with a ban on flavoured tobacco products. In the last week, governments in both Alberta and Ontario announced plans to ban candy and fruit-flavoured tobacco products.


Lottery proceeds in AB, MB and ON support our fight

November 2013 - At a national level, the Society supports the use of lotteries as one method for raising funds and awareness of our organization. The Canadian Cancer Society does not operate charitable lotteries in BC and has no plans to do so.


Early research shows information gap between smoking and surgery complications in Northern BC

November 2013 - The first results of a new study underway in Northern BC has shown that approximately half of patients who recently had surgery were not aware of surgical complications related to smoking.


Lottery proceeds ensure Canadians all win in the fight against cancer

November 2013 - Canadian Cancer Society says thank you to Canadians for helping to raise $54 million over past 10 years through lottery efforts


Family of lung cancer survivor urges other families to reduce cancer risk

November 2013 - This November – Lung Cancer Awareness Month – one lung cancer survivor’s family is joining forces with health advocates to ask Northerners to make testing their homes for radon gas a top priority. Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and has been found in high concentrations in Northern BC.


Federal bill to reduce tobacco contraband applauded by the Canadian Cancer Society

November 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes a federal bill to reduce tobacco contraband introduced in Parliament today.


Youth using flavoured tobacco products at very high levels – Canadian Cancer Society calls for ban on all flavoured tobacco to curb youth smoking

October 2013 - New data released today from the national Youth Smoking Survey show that a very high number of high school students are using flavoured tobacco products.


Media backgrounder Knowledge to Action Grants

October 2013 - Media backgrounder - Knowledge to Action Grants


South Asians "tremendously under screened" for cancer

October 2013 - Study recruits doctors to boost screening uptake in under screened South Asian population


My One Thing makes cancer prevention accessible

September 2013 - Today, the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon, is calling on British Columbians to make one simple lifestyle change to reduce their cancer risk. The “My One Thing” initiative is based on the knowledge that about half of all cancers can be prevented through healthy living and policies that protect the public.


There’s etiquette for everything, including your nuts: 3 steps for proper nutiquette

August 2013 - We’re no etiquette guru, but we do know a thing or 2 about about taking good care of your jewels.


Media backgrounder Innovation Grants

August 2013 - Media backgrounder - Innovation Grants


What does cancer sound like?

August 2013 - Futuristic device will use high-frequency sound waves to detect abnormal cells


Remembering a cancer research pioneer

August 2013 - Dr Anthony Pawson revolutionized the understanding of cell signaling.


One question may help provide dignity at the end of life: study

July 2013 - When it comes to patients’ emotional and psychological states, a new study shows that patients who are asked one simple question may receive more empathy from their caregivers.


Ordinary cyclists climb epic heights in 9th annual Ride2Survive

June 2013 - This Saturday, June 22, 90 determined cyclists will be at the starting line of an incredible journey covering 400 kilometres and climbing 12,000 feet – all in one day. These ordinary people participating in the Ride2Survive are working together to achieve something extraordinary: to raise half a million dollars this year towards derailing cancer forever.


Canada's war on tobacco turns 50

June 2013 - June 17, 1963 landmark statement by Canada’s health minister concluded that smoking causes lung cancer


Canadian Cancer Society challenges British Columbians to reduce smoking rate from double to single digits in five years

June 2013 - – Today the Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon called on all British Columbians to bring the current smoking rate down from 14 to 9 per cent by 2018 in order to reduce tobacco-related deaths. While BC continues to lead the country with its low tobacco use rates, reduction of rates has plateaued and tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable deaths and cancer deaths in BC and Canada.




Canadian Cancer Society applauds 8,000 ‘tan-free’ students for Sun Awareness Week

June 2013 - This Sun Awareness Week, the Canadian Cancer Society is recognizing more than 8,000 students in high schools across BC who have taken the pledge to be tan-free this year. These youth are part of a movement towards owning their own skin-tone in spite of some of the social pressures to be tanned.


BC continues to have lowest cancer incidence and mortality rates in Canada

May 2013 - British Columbia continues to lead the country with its lower cancer incidence and mortality rates, according to Canadian Cancer Statistics 2013, released today by the Canadian Cancer Society in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.


Liver cancer on the rise

May 2013 - Canadians need to know the risk factors for this largely preventable cancer.


Media backgrounder #1: Highlights of 2013 liver cancer statistics

May 2013 - Liver cancer is the special topic in Canadian Cancer Statistics 2013, released today by the Canadian Cancer Society in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.



Leading Canadian health charities urge renewed federal government leadership on non-communicable diseases

May 2013 - Canada needs strategy to meet new global targets adopted today by World Health Assembly


Canadian Cancer Society & BC Healthy Living Alliance call for further disease prevention from BC party leaders

May 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon and other members of the BC Healthy Living Alliance (BCHLA) are urging BC’s political party leaders to speak out further about their plans on cancer and chronic disease prevention.


Society recognizes volunteers with inaugural national Impact Awards

May 2013 - On May 4, the Canadian Cancer Society awarded its first national Impact Awards to honour the Society’s most dedicated, passionate volunteers and recognize their exceptional commitment to fighting against cancer.


Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Balls in BC raise record $2.5 million

April 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Ball events in BC raised an unprecedented $2.5 million thanks to the generosity of private and corporate donors as well as the Province of British Columbia.


April 27 is Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day

April 2013 - Wear a daffodil pin to support people living with cancer


Clinical trial: robotic surgery may reduce side effects of throat cancer treatment

April 2013 - Throat cancers on the rise due to epidemic of HPV infection


Canadian Cancer Society Marks its 75th Anniversary and Launches Its Annual Nationwide Daffodil Campaign

March 2013 - April 27 is Daffodil Day: Wear a Daffodil Pin to Show Support for People Living with Cancer


Society celebrates its 75th Anniversary and launches annual Daffodil campaign across BC

March 2013 - During Daffodil Month, the Canadian Cancer Society is asking British Columbians to wear a daffodil pin as a symbol of support for people living with cancer and to join the fight against cancer by making a donation .


Society Welcomes Action on Roll-Your-Own Tobacco Tax Increase, Announced in Today’s Federal Budget

March 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds the federal government for introducing a tax increase on roll-your-own tobacco in today’s federal budget. The increase addresses a longstanding loophole.




Society Invites BC Youth to Cancer Prevention Forum

March 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon, is calling on youth from across British Columbia between the ages of 19 and 25 to apply to attend a Youth Forum in Vancouver on May 11, 2013.


Society Celebrates Opening of Kordyban Lodge in Prince George

March 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon is celebrating the opening of the Kordyban Lodge in Prince George today. The lodge provides accommodations for cancer patients and their caregivers from Northern BC who need to travel for outpatient cancer care in Prince George.


Outsmarting breast cancer, one cell at a time

February 2013 - Canadian Cancer Society researchers use high-tech computer analytics to predict which mutations cause breast cancer and how to stop it


The Canadian Cancer Society calls on BC Government to make patios, parks and playgrounds smoke-free

January 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon, is calling for regulations that would make outdoor patios of bars and restaurants as well as beaches, parks and playgrounds smoke-free.


Canadian Cancer Society appoints new president and CEO

January 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela Fralick as president and CEO, effective today, January 7, 2013.



Society Disappointed Federal Government Voted Against Asbestos Motion

December 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society is deeply disappointed and frustrated that amotion to protect Canadians fromasbestos was defeated in the House of Commons on December 5.



Is Your Job Making You Sick?

November 2012 - Canadian Cancer Society Study Examines the Human and Economic Toll of 44 Cancer-Causing Factors in the Workplace, From Asbestos to Diesel Fumes


Society welcomes BC colorectal cancer screening program

November 2012 - A new province-wide colorectal cancer screening program, announced today by the BC Ministry of Health, is welcome news for the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon.


Canada Needs Public Registry of Buildings Containing Asbestos

October 2012 - Majority of Canadians Say Federal Government Should Take Action


Media backgrounder for release: Canada Needs Public Registry of Buildings Containing Asbestos

October 2012 - Minimizing the risk of asbestos exposure at home


BC Government applauded for tanning legislation

October 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon, supports and applauds the BC Government for putting regulations in place to ban youth under 18 from using tanning beds.


Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer Vancouver 2012 attracts 1000 players and cancer fighters

October 2012 - More than 60 teams and approximately 650 players, along with hundreds of spectators, gathered in downtown Vancouver this morning to participate in the city’s inaugural Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer.


1000 Volunteers needed for Relay For Life

October 2012 - More than 1,000 volunteers across BC and Yukon are needed to help plan the Canadian Cancer Society’s 2013 Relay For Life.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2012 - Join the Canadian Cancer Society and our corporate partners in the fight against breast cancer


Canadian Cancer Society Applauds Federal Government for Taking a Stand Against Asbestos

September 2012 - Government announces it Will no longer oppose adding chrysotile asbestos to the Rotterdam Convention’s list of hazardous substances


“Drug holiday” will change the standard of care, reduce side effects for men with recurring prostate cancer

September 2012 - Results of a clinical trial published today in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that men with prostate cancer who are treated with intermittent courses (known as a drug holiday) of androgen-suppressing therapy will live as long as those receiving continuous therapy.


Working to Reduce the Impact of Cancer Around the World

August 2012 - Canadian Cancer Society Experts Speak at International Conference


Canadian Cancer Society Welcomes New Benefit for Families of Critically Ill Children

August 2012 - A new employment insurance benefit will help alleviate some of the financial burden associated with caring for a sick child


Scientists create first ever 3-D “pancreas in a dish”

July 2012 - Microscopic 3-D model will allow researchers to see how pancreatic cancer develops


Scientists create first ever 3-D “pancreas in a dish” Microscopic 3-D model will allow researchers to see how pancreatic cancer develops

July 2012 - Scientists in Toronto have created a tiny, living 3-D organ model of pancreatic ducts to help them conduct research on pancreatic cancer – one of the deadliest and least understood of all cancers. This innovative 3-D organ model could lead to new ways to detect and treat pancreatic cancer, which has a very poor survival rate with only about 6% of patients surviving five years after diagnosis.


More Action Needed to Address Canadian Drug Shortages

July 2012 - Canadian Cancer Society Plan Calls for Federal Government to Take Leadership Role


It’s summer but Tanning is Out

July 2012 - Canadian Cancer Society volunteers will be on BC beaches this summer taking life-saving prevention information to people working on a dangerous tan. The Tanning is Out summer initiative is a fun, light-hearted approach with a deadly serious message.


Quebec Government Gives Loan Guarantee to Asbestos Mine

June 2012 - Canadian Cancer Society urges government to reconsider


Gruelling 400-kilometre Ride2Survive for cancer rolls this weekend

June 2012 - For eight years, about a hundred ordinary people have set aside their hobbies and sacrificed their weekends to spend half a year training for one of the toughest one-day amateur cycling events in North America—Ride2Survive. They do it to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. So far this year the crew and riders have raised $345,000. Since its inception the ride has raised 1.9 million dollars for cancer research.


Canadian Cancer Society Appoints New Chair

June 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Généreux as national chair, effective June 17, 2012. Mr Généreux, a lawyer in Montreal, will lead the Society’s national Board of Directors, composed of volunteers from across Canada.


Natural Product Found in Sea Sponges Shows Promise in Preventing Cancer-Induced Muscle Wasting

June 2012 - A chemical found in sea sponges can effectively prevent muscle wasting in mice


Federal Government Drug Shortage Report Falls Short in Protecting Patients

June 2012 - Drug shortages are a national problem, and they will not be resolved without a Canada-wide approach


Think twice before you tan — melanoma skin cancer on the rise in Canada

June 2012 - BC is one of the healthiest provinces in Canada – in part, because of our healthy choices and active lifestyles. However the 2012 Cancer Statistics confirm that melanoma skin cancer is on the rise in Canada. This year in BC, there will be 910 new cases diagnosed and it is projected that 150 people will die of this largely preventable cancer.


Study finds link between osteoporosis and osteoporosis treatment and a reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence

June 2012 - Study one of 20 projects presented by Canadian Cancer Society-funded Clinical Trials Group at prestigious international conference


Youth cigarette smoking down, but water pipe use among teens a new concern

May 2012 - Canadian Cancer Society urges ban on all flavoured tobacco products


Researchers open door for new ways to treat aggressive form of breast cancer

May 2012 - There are currently no targeted treatments for this sub-type of cancer, which occurs more often in younger women


Top health groups disappointed by weak pesticide report

May 2012 - BC’s top health organizations are expressing disappointment after a BC legislative committee on cosmetic pesticides released a report today calling for weak restrictions on lawn and garden pesticides.


Canadian cancer death rate down

May 2012 - Lower smoking rates, better screening and treatment account for drop, but much more needs to be done to tackle leading cause of death in Canada


Cancer stats best in BC but preventable cancers provide tremendous opportunity to save lives

May 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society releases the 2012 Cancer Statistics today. While lung cancer is underlined in the Society’s national release, BC is highlighting melanoma as part of our Tanning is Out campaign.


Media backgrounder: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2012

May 2012 - Canadian Cancer Statistics 2012 was released today by the Canadian Cancer Society


Media backgrounder: The Canadian Cancer Society fights tobacco

May 2012 - The Society is a leader in the fight against tobacco


Today is the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day

April 2012 - Wear a Daffodil Pin to Show Support for People with Cancer


Federal Government Significantly Cuts Anti-Tobacco Funding

April 2012 - Cuts Will Undermine Efforts to Reduce Smoking Rates and Save Lives, says Canadian Cancer Society


First Time in BC: All-party support for provincial pesticide ban

April 2012 - A majority of Metro Vancouver voters of all political stripes endorse a province-wide ban on the sale and use of lawn and garden pesticides, according to a poll released today. The survey, which polled residents in the Port Moody-Coquitlam by-election area, demonstrates statistically-equivalent support for a ban – 71, 70 and 69 per cent, respectively – among NDP, Liberal and Conservative-leaning voters.


Join the Canadian Cancer Society and our corporate partners in the fight for life this Daffodil Month

April 2012 - With the support of our generous corporate partners, the Canadian Cancer Society is making more impact against more cancers.


April is Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month

March 2012 - Every three minutes, another Canadian will hear the words “you have cancer” for the first time, and the Canadian Cancer Society wants them to know that they are not alone.


Wear a Daffodil Pin to Show Support for People Living with Cancer

March 2012 - April is Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month, Daffodil Day is April 27


The Canadian Cancer Society applauds BC Government for announcement to ban tanning beds for youth under 18

March 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon, applauds the announcement made today by the Honourable Health Minister, Michael de Jong, to restrict access to tanning beds for young people under the age of 18. The regulation is anticipated to take effect this fall.


Canadian Cancer Society Applauds Commitment by Federal Parties to Address Drug Shortages

March 2012 - Society Welcomes Health Committee’s Investigation into Drug Shortages


Canadian Cancer Society Urges Federal Leadership on Drug Shortages

March 2012 - National Coordinated Approach Needed to Find Effective Solutions


Could “Feeding” Cancer Stop It From Spreading? Canadian Cancer Society Gives Green Light to Innovative Research Ideas

February 2012 - Society announces $4.5 million in new funding for 23 high-risk, high-reward innovation grants


Inaugural innovation grants announced for bold unorthodox research ideas

February 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute has awarded its inaugural Innovation Grants to support unconventional concepts, approaches or methodologies to address problems in cancer research.


Students campaign to end teen tanning

February 2012 - Secondary School students across BC are set to fight back against cancer by encouraging their classmates to forego the “Prom Tan” and instead, rock it in the skin they’re in.


New, Larger Cigarette Package Health Warnings Appearing on Store Shelves

February 2012 - Canada among countries with the largest health warnings in the world


Canadian Cancer Society Applauds New $40 Million Federal Government Caregiver Tax Credit

February 2012 - An Important First Step To Relieve Financial Burden on Families of Gravely Ill Patients


Witness a real game changer: Canucks alumni team up to conquer cancer at road hockey challenge

February 2012 - Join die-hard hockey fans and cancer fighters at the launch event Friday, Feb 17, and help bring British Columbians in on the game.


Health Authorities Launch Blitz Against Toxic Lawn Products—pesticide ad campaign a first in BC history

February 2012 - Leading health organizations today launched BC’s first ever anti-pesticide advertising campaign – a major newspaper blitz that urges all British Columbians to support a lawn and garden pesticide ban.


On Weedless Wednesday British Columbians and Yukoners are invited to “break up” with tobacco for National Non-Smoking Week

January 2012 - National Non-Smoking Week - January 15-21, 2012 – which has been hosted by the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control for more than three decades, announced that its theme for 2012 is "Breaking up is hard to do." The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon, is promoting National Non-Smoking Week by encouraging British Columbians and Yukoners to “kiss tobacco goodbye”. Like any relationship, breaking up with cigarettes can be hard to do, both physically and psychologically, but there is support if you need it. The Canadian Cancer Society wants to help smokers end their dependent relationship with tobacco.


Canada’s Major Health Charities Urge Federal Government to Engage in Health Accord Negotiations

January 2012 - Eighty-five per cent of Canadians say the federal government should be an equal partner in discussions on the future of healthcare


New Poll Results Released: Canadian Cancer Society calls on BC government to protect youth by restricting indoor tanning for those under 18

January 2012 - With a new poll showing strong public support for regulations which would prohibit youth under 18 from using indoor tanning equipment, the Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the BC government to introduce legislation as soon as possible in order to protect the health of BC’s youth.


Canadian Cancer Society applauds Ontario Superior Court ruling against tobacco industry

January 2012 - Ontario given go-ahead to sue foreign tobacco companies in $50 billion medicare lawsuit


Treatment plan improves survival for Hodgkin lymphoma patients

December 2011 - Clinical trial finds patients with limited-stage Hodgkin lymphoma fare better when treated with chemotherapy alone


Federal private member’s bill seeks ban on indoor tanning for under-18s

December 2011 - Canadian Cancer Society applauds cancer prevention step


Major groups support pesticide ban

December 2011 - Twenty-two major organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Lung Association of B.C. are releasing a statement supporting a province-wide ban on non-essential pesticides.


New frontiers in cancer research presented at cancer conference

November 2011 - Canadian scientists international leaders in their fields


Thirty Communities Back BC Pesticide Ban

November 2011 - Thirty BC municipalities have passed motions supporting a province-wide ban on lawn and garden pesticides, according to a list released today by the Canadian Cancer Society.


An Open Letter to the Ministers of Health

November 2011 - In advance of the meeting of health ministers the Society sets out the priorities we consider critical for healthcare renewal and for improving the health of Canadians


Canadian Cancer Society Urges Health Ministers to Focus on Prevention, Access to Drugs, Palliative Care and Caregiver Support in Health Accord Discussions

November 2011 - The Society calls on Canada’s health ministers to strongly consider four key priorities critical to improving and ensuring the health of Canadians


Canadian Cancer Society Welcomes Caregiver Support and Palliative Care Recommendations

November 2011 - Report Released by Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care


Canadian Cancer Society Welcomes Caregiver Support and Palliative Care Recommendations

November 2011 - Report Released by Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care


Groups ask why risk unnecessary exposure to cosmetic pesticides when there is a threat to health?

November 2011 - A number of health and environmental groups, including the Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon, will make a presentation to the Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides in Vancouver on November 7th and 8th in support of the introduction of province wide legislation banning the use and sale of cosmetic pesticides.


When Daylight Saving Time stops, consider taking vitamin D

November 2011 - As we change the clocks this weekend, it's also time to consider taking vitamin D


Put the Healthcare of Canadians First

October 2011 - Make Affordable Access to Cancer Drugs a Priority of Upcoming Health Accord Negotiations, Advocates Say


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2011 - Join the Canadian Cancer Society and our corporate partners in the fight against breast cancer


Canadian Cancer Society applauds approval of larger picture health warnings for cigarette packages

September 2011 - Today, federal Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq announced final Cabinet approval of a new set of larger, graphic health warnings for cigarette and little cigar packages


Ovarian cancer continues to claim many Canadian lives

September 2011 - September is ovarian cancer awareness month. Research is crucial to help prevent, detect and treat this disease



Canadian Cancer Society statement about death of Jack Layton

August 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society is deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Jack Layton after battling cancer for a second time.


Cancer may have taken Jack Layton but not his optimism

August 2011 - August 22, 2011 (Vancouver) – “We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of the distinguished Canadian political figure, Jack Layton. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones,” said Barbara Kaminsky, CEO, Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon Division.


Canadian Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Service Reaches Milestone, Answers One Million Inquiries Since 1996

August 2011 - A man who had just been diagnosed with melanoma picked up the phone and called the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Service (CIS). “I don’t know what to expect. What should I tell my family? Am I going to die?”



Tobacco Industry Loses Case at Supreme Court of Canada

July 2011 - Canadian Cancer Society applauds ruling that tobacco industry cannot shift damages to federal government


Canadian Cancer Society wishes Jack Layton a speedy recovery

July 2011 - Our thoughts are with Mr. Layton and his family as he fights his cancer battle


Construction begins at Kordyban Lodge in Prince George

July 2011 - The ground adjacent to the University Hospital of Northern B.C. is no longer a parking lot. Today, the Canadian Cancer Society B.C. and Yukon together with local government representatives and supporters celebrated the start of construction on the Kordyban Lodge by breaking ground.


Fundraising and the Canadian Cancer Society

July 2011 - Fundraising activities help raise critical funds to fulfill our mission of eradicating cancer and improving the quality of life for people with cancer and their families.


Information about fundraising

July 2011 - We are passionate about furthering our mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer


BCY names new Board Chair

June 2011 - Mrs. Lorraine Grant, a resident of Prince George, was appointed as the new Board Chair for the Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon at the 2011 Annual General Meeting. Grant succeeds Mr. Leonard Schein who was Chair for three years.


Canadian Cancer Society Statement about Canada’s opposition to adding chrysotile asbestos to the Rotterdam Convention’s listing of hazardous substances (“Prior Informed Consent” list)

June 2011 - The Society is shocked that the Canadian delegation has chosen to oppose adding chrysotile asbestos to the Rotterdam Convention


Canadian Cancer Society – Fighting Cancer with Canadians

June 2011 - The Society thanks Relay participants and all its donors for helping lead the way in the fight against cancer


Canadian Cancer Society Statement about Betty Fox’s Death

June 2011 - The Society was extremely saddened to hear about the death of Betty Fox today


Federal Budget: Caregiver Commitment and Palliative Care Funding

June 2011 - Positive Steps, says Canadian Cancer Society


Prostate drug holiday will change the standard of care for men with recurring prostate cancer

June 2011 - Men with prostate cancer who are treated with intermittent courses of androgen-suppressing therapy will live as long as those receiving continuous therapy


Landmark breast cancer prevention trial finds exemestane significantly reduces risk of breast cancer

June 2011 - A large international Canadian-led clinical trial has found that the drug exemestane reduces this risk of breast cancer by 65 per cent compared with placebo.


Practice-changing cancer trial shows additional radiation decreases cancer recurrence

June 2011 - A Canadian-led clinical trial has found that additional radiation treatment improves disease-free survival in women with early breast cancer


Canada's two largest cancer fundraisers team up to conquer cancer

June 2011 - A landmark partnership announced today between Canada’s two largest cancer charities, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society,


Canadian Cancer Society Funded Research Among Best of Best

June 2011 - Canadian Cancer Society funded research recognized among “Best of ASCO”


Northern families to benefit from new cancer lodge

May 2011 - B.C. has committed $2 million towards the $10-million capital campaign for the Kordyban Lodge to support cancer patients and their families.


Four leading BC researchers receive close to $2 million from the Canadian Cancer Society

May 2011 - Studies looking at anticancer drugs from the ocean to preventative health care among adult cancer survivors are among four research projects being funded by the Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon today.


Cancer Prevention gets a boost from Healthy Families BC strategy

May 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauded Premier Christy Clark and Minister of Health Michael de Jong for announcing the $68.7 million Healthy Families BC strategy.


Backgrounder: The Canadian Cancer Society fights colorectal cancer

May 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society has led the way in advocating for colorectal cancer screening programs to be implemented across the country.


Media backgrounder: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2011

May 2011 - Canadian Cancer Statistics 2011 was released today by the Canadian Cancer Society


Media backgrounder: Highlights of 2011 colorectal cancer statistics

May 2011 - Colorectal cancer is the special topic of the Canadian Cancer Statistics 2011 report, released today by the Canadian Cancer Society.


Not enough Canadians being screened for colorectal cancer, leading to many unnecessary deaths

May 2011 - Canadian Cancer Statistics 2011 released by the Canadian Cancer Society with special focus on colorectal cancer


Statistics confirm BC has lowest cancer incidence and death rates in Canada again in 2011 and lowest incidence of colorectal cancer

May 2011 - The 2011 Canadian Cancer Statistics indicate that British Columbia again has the lowest incidence of cancer and lowest mortality rates in Canada, which is attributed to the healthier lifestyle of province residents and the high quality of cancer treatment.


One step closer to a smoke free BC: Government shows leadership in cancer prevention by funding smoking cessation products

May 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society B.C. and Yukon today welcomed the provincial government's decision to fund smoking cessation products and nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) for B.C. smokers trying to quit. B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced nicotine replacement therapies will be made available to smokers at no cost and that the price of smoking cessation prescription drugs will be covered under PharmaCare as of September 30, 2011




Society disappointed with asbestos announcement

April 2011 - Quebec Government provides conditional support to asbestos mine


2011 April is Daffodil Month

April 2011 - Join the Canadian Cancer Society and our corporate partners in the fight for life



Canadian Cancer Society partners with Province to launch nation wide daffodil campaign

April 2011 - April 1, 2011 Two out of every five Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. One out of every four of us will die of cancer. Now you can show people fighting cancer they're not alone.



Caregiver Commitment in Federal Budget a Good Start, but More Needs to be Done, says Canadian Cancer Society

March 2011 - A new family caregiver tax credit announced in today’s federal government budget is a good start in providing more support for all family caregivers, says the Canadian Cancer Society.


Three gifts, $4 million and naming of northern lodge kicks off Canadian Cancer Society campaign

March 2011 - Three generous donors have given a huge boost to the Canadian Cancer's Society's $10 million fundraising campaign for a lodge to help Northern BC residents facing cancer. The Kordyban and Novak families, along with West Fraser Timber, have donated a combined total of $4 million towards this goal.


Canadian Cancer Society Welcomes Renewed Funding for Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

March 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes today’s announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to renew its support for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC).


Canadian Cancer Society Disappointed with Proposed Federal Government Funding for Chrysotile Institute

March 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society is deeply disappointed that the Federal Government included funding for the Chrysotile Institute when it tabled its spending plans for 2010-11




Canadians Send Clear Signal That Family Caregivers Need More Help

February 2011 - Majority of Canadians Worry about Financial Impact of Caring for Sick Relative


National Non-Smoking Week

January 2011 - Canadian Cancer Society Calls on BC government to Cover Cost of Nicotine Replacement Therapies


Dying Cancer Patients Need More Support

May 2010 - Canadian Cancer Statistics 2010 released by the Canadian Cancer Society with special focus on care and support for dying patients


More Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer Surviving

April 2009 - As more young people with cancer survive, there is increasing need to do more to meet the distinct challenges of these young patients, according to Canadian Cancer Statistics 2009 released today by the Canadian Cancer Society.


Young people spend most time in sun with least protection

July 2008 - National Sun Survey results released today


More Canadian Children Surviving Cancer

April 2008 - More Canadian children with cancer are surviving, according to Canadian Cancer Statistics 2008 released today by the Canadian Cancer Society. For the first time, a special section in this year’s report focuses on children with cancer from birth to 14 years of age.



Canadian Cancer Statistics 2006: Cancer screening in Canada not realizing full potential

April 2006 - Fewer Canadians would die from cancer if cancer screening in Canada was enhanced and expanded, according to a special report in Canadian Cancer Statistics 2006 released today by the Canadian Cancer Society


Canada heading towards cancer crisis

April 2005 - Canada’s aging baby boomers and the country’s growing population are propelling Canada into a cancer crisis, according to Canadian Cancer Statistics 2005 released today by the Canadian Cancer Society.


Cancer is Number One Cause of Early Death in Canada – Number of New Cancer Cases Increasing – National Coordinated Strategy Key to Fighting Canada’s Cancer Crisis

April 2004 - Cancer is the number one cause of early death in Canada, according to Canadian Cancer Statistics 2004 released today by the Canadian Cancer Society.