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Media releases

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


Toronto HPV vaccine rate trails provincial average

September 2016 - Inclusion of boys in immunization program could increase uptake


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.


An apple a day may keep the oncologist away

August 2016 - Sugar-free September to challenge Canadians to avoid excess body weight and help 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


Driving Hope with Jiffy Lube & Suds Car Wash

June 2016 - Jiffy Lube and Suds Car Wash have kicked off their annual Wheels of Hope campaign in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope patient transportation service. Through this summer campaign, Jiffy Lube and Suds Car Wash are aiming to raise more than $100,000 in Ontario through the sale of the Wheels of Hope Savings Book.


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.


Society volunteer receives Heather Crowe Award as part of Smoke-Free Ontario Act 10th Anniversary

May 2016 - The Canadian Cancer Society is proud to be marking the 10th anniversary of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act by celebrating pubic issues volunteer Mary Ransom receiving the Heather Crowe Award for significant achievements in creating a smoke-free Ontario.


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


Including boys in Ontario’s HPV vaccination program a big win for cancer prevention

April 2016 - Parents can celebrate that both their sons and daughters can now receive the HPV vaccine as part of Ontario’s school-based HPV immunization program. The government’s decision to expand the program to include boys makes Ontario the sixth province in Canada to provide equal access to a vaccine that can prevent cancer.


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



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.


LCBO raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society

April 2016 - Ontarians can help support the Canadian Cancer Society by making a donation to buy a daffodil pin at any of the more than 650 LCBO stores throughout the province. Donation boxes for the Society’s annual Daffodil Month fundraising campaign will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until April 23.


Pinning Hopes on Daffodils

March 2016 - Loblaw a perennial partner for Daffodil Month, selling fresh daffodils across Ontario to support people living with cancer


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.


Canadian Cancer Society statement on the death of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford

March 2016 - The volunteers and staff of the Canadian Cancer Society are saddened to hear of the death of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Our thoughts are with the Ford family at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with the Ford family at this difficult time.


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


Toronto must start playing catchup to major US cities by banning chewing tobacco in all sports facilities

February 2016 - The Canadian Cancer Society and the Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco are supporting Toronto Councillor Joe Mihevc’s proposal to enhance tobacco enforcement by restricting the use of chewing tobacco in all professional and amateur sports facilities in the city, including Rogers Centre.


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 welcomes Ontario government's commitments to cancer care and prevention

February 2016 - Society welcomes Ontario government's commitments to cancer care and prevention


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.


Learn about cutting-edge research and the patients who benefit

February 2016 - Canadian Cancer Society’s 2016 Fighting For Life research impact publication available now


Sobering news: Ontarians fail to link alcohol with increased cancer risks

January 2016 - Canadian Cancer Society launches Dry Feb, challenging people to go booze-free for a month




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


Bundle up for the Society’s Family Snow Day, eh!

December 2015 - We are challenging Ontarians to gear up this winter and help families living through cancer.


Award-winning band Hedley joins our fight against cancer

December 2015 - Hedley becomes new Relay For Life Youth Ambassadors for the Society in Ontario.


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


Society applauds introduction of Smoke-Free Schools Act

November 2015 - Today, Todd Smith, MPP for Prince Edward Hastings, introduced the Smoke-Free Schools Act, 2015, which aims to decrease access to contraband cigarettes by targeting the supply chain of illegal tobacco.


Sunbeam® expands awareness and fundraising campaign of Canadian Cancer Society’s patient transportation and support programs

November 2015 - This year, almost 200,000 Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer. For many Canadians, getting to all of their life-saving treatment appointments will be a challenging feat. In Ontario, for example, one in five cancer patients cannot get to their life-saving cancer treatment appointments. It is for this reason that Sunbeam launched Supports with Warmth, an awareness and fundraising campaign in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s patient transportation and support programs.


Jiffy Lube and Suds Car Wash customers help shift the Canadian Cancer Society’s transportation service into a higher gear

November 2015 - Customers who made a pit stop this summer to purchase the “Drive Hope” coupon books that were sold at Jiffy Lube and Suds Car Wash locations across the province made a meaningful difference in the fight against cancer. More than $104,000 was raised through the sale of these coupon books in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope patient transportation service.


Countering the “Angelina effect”

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


Ontario families at risk with 1 in 20 homes in province containing deadly levels of radon gas

October 2015 - Ontario families are spending long hours in finished basements yet few realize that dangerous levels of cancer-causing radon gas could be entering the air from the underlying soil, reveals a survey by the Canadian Cancer Society.


Society responds to federal election results

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


Ontario’s school-based HPV immunization rates must rise significantly to more effectively prevent cancer cases in adulthood

October 2015 - Parents of Grade 8 girls are urged to get their daughters vaccinated against HPV (human papillomavirus) to ensure Ontario reaches its goal of having 90 per cent of this cohort immunized against the virus, which is known to cause cervical and other types of cancer in adulthood, says the Canadian Cancer Society.


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 mourns the passing of Max Keeping

October 2015 - As the face of Ottawa’s 6 p.m. newscast for more than 37 years, Max Keeping was a true leader who inspired many in the community. The volunteers and staff of the Canadian Cancer Society are saddened to hear of Max’s death.


Society welcomes proposal to improve home care

September 2015 - Proposed investment a welcome step forward


New report shows Ontario facing a 30 per cent jump in breast cancer cases by 2030

September 2015 - As part of its first-ever report that forecasts cancer cases, the Canadian Cancer Society estimates that breast cancer cases in Ontario will hit 12,730 by 2030, up 30 per cent compared with 2015. The increase, driven primarily by the aging population, poses substantial challenges for quality of treatment and services in the province in the years to come.


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.


Snakes and ladders top list of Canadians’ fears, just don’t ask them to speak publicly about it

June 2015 - From creepy crawlers to using public restrooms, 9 out of 10 Canadians admit to having fears no matter how irrational, and two-thirds have actively tried to get rid of them, according to a new survey for the Fearless Challenge, a fundraising initiative launched today by the Canadian Cancer Society.


$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.


Canadian Cancer Society celebrates the successful end to their #endtheflavour campaign

May 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds the Ontario government for passing Bill 45: Making Healthier Choices Act during a third reading vote today at Queen’s Park.


Hamilton area man trades in cigarettes for new car

May 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge has helped more than 222,000 Ontarians make a quit attempt


Canadian Cancer Society launches Mudmoiselle, a charity mud run for women only

May 2015 - Women challenged to go the extra muddy mile in the fight against cancer


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.


Ontario Budget: Canadian Cancer Society applauds Ontario government’s proposed contraband tobacco measures

April 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society continues to be very concerned about the serious public health threat posed by tobacco and welcomes the proposed contraband measures announced in the 2015 Ontario Budget.


Society applauds increased support for caregivers in federal budget

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


Canadian Cancer Society declares June Relay For Life Month

April 2015 - Every year, Relay For Life participants spend months fundraising on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society and get recognized for reaching their individual fundraising goals at Relay events across the country.


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

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


Unleashing Daffodil Power: Canadian Cancer Society and Loblaw to sell fresh daffodils in Ontario

April 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society and Loblaw to sell fresh daffodils in Ontario


April is Daffodil Month — LCBO stores join the fight

April 2015 - LCBO stores raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society


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.


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.


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.


Calling on youth volunteers to apply for Canadian Cancer Society prestigious scholarships

January 2015 - The Gertrude and LeRoy Rellinger Youth Volunteer Scholarships were created to recognize young volunteers who have made a big impact in the fight against cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society annually awards two youth scholarships to students volunteering with the Society thanks to the generosity of a woman who lost her husband to cancer.


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


This New Year, make a resolution to help someone quit smoking

December 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society shares tips on how to be a great support buddy


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


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.


On GivingTuesday support life-saving innovative cancer research

November 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society looking to raise $200,000 to establish the Great Canadian Innovation Grant


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


Canadian Cancer Society applauds bold decision to include menthol in proposed flavoured tobacco ban in Ontario but urges earlier implementation

November 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes the announcement of a ban on flavoured tobacco and applauds the bold decision to include menthol. The precedent-setting proposed legislation is a giant step forward in protecting the health of Ontario youth and preventing cancer.


Bill to ban flavoured tobacco a “sweet” step to butting out

November 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds NDP health critic France Gélinas for the introduction of proposed legislation that will ban all flavoured tobacco products in Ontario.


Major international lung cancer clinical trial launched

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


New regulations to help strengthen Smoke-Free Ontario Act a great step forward: Let's keep it going

November 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes new regulations introduced today that will strengthen the Smoke-Free Ontario Act by banning smoking on patios, playgrounds and sports fields and the sale of tobacco at post-secondary schools.


Breast cancer prevention: are the answers in our genes?

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


Sunbeam® Launches Awareness and Fundraising Campaign for Canadian Cancer Society’s Patient Transportation Programs

October 2014 - Supports with Warmth™ program helps draw attention to the need to support this crucial service


Tobacco plain packaging a global trend: Canadian Cancer Society report

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


Lending a hand to nail breast cancer

October 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society wants men to paint their nails pink



Using 3D to fine-tune breast cancer surgery and save lives

September 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month with funding to Ottawa scientist.


Canadian Cancer Society launches Fearless Challenge at Halloween Haunt

September 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society and Canada’s Wonderland have teamed up for an event that challenges you to face your fears. During the first weekend of Halloween Haunt, October 3-4, those who dare can take on the Fearless Challenge, an online fundraiser launched by the Canadian Cancer Society, at Canada’s Wonderland.


Statement from Martin Kabat, CEO, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division regarding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s cancer diagnosis

September 2014 - Our thoughts are with Mayor Rob Ford and his family at this difficult time. We know how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be and we hope that the mayor and his family have the support they need to cope with the stress that patients and families experience.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Canadian Cancer Society experts available to talk about research, early detection and finding support when faced with cancer

September 2014 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Canadian Cancer Society is the authoritative source for reliable information about statistics, progress in research, importance of early detection and finding support services.



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


Youth ‘TIFFed’ about smoking in movies

September 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society youth advocates want all future youth-rated movies to be smoke-free




New Million Dollar Hockey Pool invites Ontarians to streak for a great cause

September 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on hockey fans in Ontario to put their knowledge of the game to the test in Million Dollar Hockey Pool, Canada’s first major charitable sports pool to offer a $1 million prize.


Two youth awarded Canadian Cancer Society scholarships

August 2014 - Volunteers recognized for making an impact in the fight against cancer


Are you fearless?

August 2014 - Celebrities and athletes among those who confront their fears to support people living with cancer


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






Cancer screening rates too low among LGBTQ communities

June 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society funds health initiative across Ontario


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.


Provincial candidates from Toronto Centre riding debate party health care priorities

June 2014 - Ontario residents head to the polls in 10 days and yet health care has not been an election focus.



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


Canadian Cancer Society honours leading tobacco control scientist with prestigious cancer research award

May 2014 - A University of Waterloo scientist receives the William E. Rawls Prize.


Thanks for helping us change cancer forever

May 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society wraps up April Daffodil campaign


Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Daily Lottery puts $1 million into the pockets of four lucky people!

May 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario is pleased to announce the three grand prize winners of its Daffodil Daily Lottery.



Canadian Cancer Society celebrates Ontario #tanbedban effective May 1

April 2014 - This legislation prohibits youth under 18 from accessing tanning beds in Ontario.



Canadian Cancer Society marks National Day of Mourning

April 2014 - The Society marks the National Day of Mourning to commemorate workers who have been killed or injured on the job, or who have fallen ill as a result of their work.


Thunder Bay grand prize winner drives to tobacco-free life

April 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society Driven to Quit Challenge awards car and cash prizes



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


Add "fight cancer" to your grocery list this april

March 2014 - Canada’s largest grocery retailer teams up with the Canadian Cancer Society to sell live daffodils in Ontario


Canadian Cancer Society launches April Daffodil Campaign

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


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 announces $1.7 million towards cancer research in Ottawa

March 2014 - $18 million invested by the Society over last 15 years


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


Can exercise stop cancer? Colon cancer survivors needed for groundbreaking clinical trial

March 2014 - A Canadian-led groundbreaking study into the prevention of colon cancer recurrence could potentially change the way cancer is treated by adding exercise to standard treatments. But more participants are needed.


Canadian Cancer Society statement in support of Bill 149

February 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds MPP France Gélinas for the introduction of Bill 149, Health Statute Law Amendment Act (Healthy Decisions Made Easy), which aims to help Ontarians make healthy food choices and ensure we are on the path to a smoke-free Ontario.


Best chance to quit smoking. Last chance to win.

February 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge ends February 28


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.


Nothing you can do about cancer? False!

January 2014 - Learn the truth on World Cancer Day


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


Trying to quit smoking? Recent study reveals friends and family are key

January 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge returns with an innovative approach to engage friends and family


Canadian Cancer Society applauds decision allowing British American Tobacco and other foreign companies to be held to account

December 2013 - Supreme Court of Canada refuses to hear appeal by foreign tobacco companies in Ontario medicare cost recovery lawsuit.


Stay smoke-free with these 10 holiday survival tips

December 2013 - With the holiday season here, many may be thinking of ways to kick-start their New Year’s resolutions. For those trying to quit smoking, today the Canadian Cancer Society offers 10 tips to stay smoke free over the holidays and launches the annual Driven to Quit Challenge presented by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., the makers of NICODERM® and NICORETTE®.



“GivingTuesday” launches in Canada

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


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


Courageous! Canadian Cancer Society to government’s proposed new tobacco control measures

November 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds the Ontario government today for protecting the health of Ontarians by introducing the strongest comprehensive tobacco control legislation since the 2006 Smoke-Free Ontario Act was introduced.


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.


Innovative look at old molecule could lead to better outcomes for a hard-to-treat cancer

October 2013 - An unconventional way of looking at a long-known molecule has garnered a Guelph scientist new funding and could lead to better treatment options for lung cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society announced today in recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November.


Research into a hard-to-treat breast cancer could lead to better treatment

October 2013 - A London scientist studying ways to overcome chemotherapy resistance in women with triple-negative breast cancer has received funding from the Canadian Cancer Society. His work could lead to better outcomes for women with this hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.


Canadian Cancer Society celebrates passage of Ontario’s Skin Cancer Prevention Act

October 2013 - Canadian Cancer Society volunteers and staff are celebrating the passing of legislation that will prohibit youth under 18 from accessing tanning beds in Ontario.


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.


Canadian Cancer Society Empowers Women to Strike Up Conversations About Mammograms

October 2013 - New survey shows that 62% of women in Ontario don’t know when to get screened for breast cancer


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


Canadian Cancer Society statement regarding Haliburton County Relay For Life, June 2014

September 2013 - Contrary to local news reports, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Haliburton County Relay For Life will take place as planned on June 13, 2014 at the Minden Fair Grounds.


Canadian Cancer Society takes steps to protect future of Ontario transportation service

September 2013 - To meet the challenge of growing demand and rising costs, the Canadian Cancer Society will begin charging a $100 registration fee for new patients in Ontario who register with the Society’s transportation service after October 1.


Canadian Cancer Society youth advocates at TIFF to butt smoking out of movies

September 2013 - Youth advocates from across Ontario are at the Toronto International Film Festival today to call for action on smoking in youth-rated movies.


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


Canadian Cancer Society to attend the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference

August 2013 - Canadian Cancer Society urges municipal and provincial officials to take an active role in the fight against cancer


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.


Canadian Cancer Society to launch new cancer prevention outreach campaign at Pride Toronto

June 2013 - Screening rates for colon, breast and cervical cancers lower among LGBTQ communities


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




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 presents Awards for Excellence

May 2013 - Two Ontario scientists honoured with prestigious awards


It’s Melanoma Monday, Let’s SPOT Orange

May 2013 - It is Melanoma Monday and the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) is celebrating by painting the nation orange for skin cancer awareness2


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.


Ontario budget: Canadian Cancer Society applauds government’s continued commitment to preventing skin cancer and looks to further action on health promotion initiatives.

May 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased with the Ontario government’s continued focus on health promotion initiatives that aim to reduce skin cancer, child obesity and smoking rates.


Canadian Cancer Society funds scientist to focus a sharper lens on aggressive cancers

April 2013 - Thunder Bay scientist awarded Innovation Grant to develop promising imaging method to look closer at cancer


Canadian Cancer Society attacks ‘tanned-skin-is-fashionable’ message aimed at young women

April 2013 - #TANBEDBAN campaign calls for action on indoor tanning


Canadian Cancer Society attacks ‘tanned-skin-is-fashionable’ message aimed at young women

April 2013 - #TANBEDBAN campaign calls for action on indoor tanning


April 27 is Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day

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


Does cancer treatment follow-up care help or hinder?

April 2013 - Kingston research awarded Quality of Life grant to understand patient perspective.


LCBO stores support Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Month

April 2013 - This April, the Canadian Cancer Society wants to pin you. The Canadian Cancer Society is marking its 75th anniversary this year and members of the public can help support them by making a donation at any of the 634 LCBO stores throughout Ontario.


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


TVCOGECO To Commemorate Canadian Cancer Society’s 75th Anniversary - Live On April 18th

April 2013 - TVCOGECO will be commemorating the Canadian Cancer Society’s 75th Anniversary with a special live one hour broadcast at 7:00 p.m. on April 18th.


Unraveling The Mystery Of Brain Cancer

April 2013 - Local scientist to study a hard-to-treat cancer with Canadian Cancer Society Innovation Grant


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


Ontario CEO kicks off Canadian Cancer Society’s 75th Anniversary

March 2013 - To commemorate the Canadian Cancer Society’s 75th Anniversary and in support of Daffodil Month, Ontario Division’s CEO, Martin Kabat, is touring the province to meet with volunteers, donors, survivors, cancer researchers and supporters to bring focus to all that the Society has achieved by working with communities across Ontario. He will also encourage Ontarians to join the fight and talk about how everyone can contribute to changing cancer forever.


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.


Can a gold-plated micro-chip detect the growth of cancer?

March 2013 - A multi-disciplinary team of researchers led by scientists in London and Toronto is developing a simple tool that could one day make it easier to choose the best available cancer treatments for individual patients and improve their chances for survival.




Putting colorectal cancer on the map

March 2013 - Researchers in Hamilton, Ontario, have developed an innovative solution to the difficult problem of looking deep within the human colon for signs of cancer. It is “street-view” mapping – the same way Google does it – using cameras to take pictures in every direction.


Solving the mystery of how childhood brain cancer starts

March 2013 - A pioneering Ottawa scientist has been awarded funding to study for the first time a particular gene that may be involved in childhood cancer and could shed light on how cancer grows.


Indoor tanning danger set to fade for youth as Ontario announces new legislation

March 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society is thrilled that the Government of Ontario is taking action to address an important cancer prevention issue by introducing new government-backed legislation that would ban youth under 18 from indoor tanning.


Canadian Cancer Society applauds move to ease family caregiver worries

March 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to learn that legislation reintroduced at Queen's Park yesterday will strengthen job security for family caregivers.


“Make your bottom your top priority”, urges Canadian Cancer Society during Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 2013 - Armed with a ‘cheeky’ slogan, the Canadian Cancer Society is aiming to grab the attention of those 50 and over during Colon Cancer Awareness Month this March. Getting checked for colon cancer is likely not at the top of anyone’s to do list, but the Society is encouraging Canadians to make their bottom their priority by getting checked. Many people may be surprised to learn that colon cancer is the number two cancer killer of men and women, yet it is 90% treatable when caught early.


Hamilton study to improve treatment for a hard-to-treat cancer receives $1.2 million in new funding: Canadian Cancer Society announces inaugural Impact Grants

February 2013 - A new type of radiation therapy could potentially change the standard of care for people with inoperable early-stage lung cancer.


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


Canadian Cancer Society reacts to Throne Speech

February 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to hear reference to important cancer-related issues in today’s Throne Speech at the Ontario Legislature.


Myth: Getting a “base tan” protects you from the sun. World Cancer Day: Get the facts

January 2013 - The focus of World Cancer Day on February 4 is to dispel misconceptions about cancer, such as the dangerous myth perpetuated by the tanning industry and in popular culture — the so-called “base tan” for travellers heading south for spring break.


Canadian Cancer Society challenges teens to skip indoor tanning and hold a tan-free grad

January 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society is challenging teens to skip indoor tanning and organize a Tan-Free Grad campaign in their high school to help educate their friends and peers about the health risks associated with tanning beds this grad season.


First Nations women to receive free transportation to life-saving mammogram appointments: Canadian Cancer Society aims to improve breast screening rates in Northeastern Ontario

January 2013 - Mammograms save lives; yet for some women living in First Nations communities, the financial costs associated with getting to breast screening are prohibitive.


Canadian Cancer Society congratulates Belleville on banning youth from indoor tannng salons

January 2013 - The City of Belleville has passed a by-law that restricts youth under 18 from using indoor tanning equipment. With this decision, Belleville joins a growing list of jurisdictions across the country that have taken action on this important public health issue.


Run towards a smoke-free life with Run to Quit: Canadian Cancer Society and Running Room launch Canada’s first program of its kind to help people quit smoking and learn to run

January 2013 - Tobacco remains the number one preventable killer with more than 100 Canadians dying every day from tobacco use. The Canadian Cancer Society and Running Room have teamed up to help the nearly 5 million Canadians who are still addicted to tobacco with this morning’s launch of Run to Quit, an innovative smoking cessation program based on adopting running as a means to quit smoking. Early research shows that physical activity can significantly help those trying to quit. Run to Quit could revolutionize the way people quit smoking.


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


Is Your Job Making You Sick?

November 2012 - A new study, funded by the Canadian Cancer Society, will examine the human and economic impact of workplace exposure to 44 known or suspected carcinogens and their links to 27 types of cancer. The study’s main goals are to quantify – for the first time – how serious the problem is in Canada by estimating the number of new cancer cases and cancer deaths that can be attributed to workplace factors, and also to weigh the economic impact.


Ontarians fear cancer above many other diseases, and more than one-quarter delay medical attention fearing what the doctor might find: Canadian Cancer Society encourages Ontarians to share their fears about cancer

November 2012 - Today, the Canadian Cancer Society officially launches The FearLess Project to help change the way Ontarians think about, talk about and deal with cancer. The project provides Ontarians with a place to share and acknowledge their fears as a first step to addressing them at www.thefearlessproject.ca.


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


Cutting through the breast cancer confusion: Canadian Cancer Society finds majority of Ontario women are still confused about breast cancer screening: Ipsos Reid poll

October 2012 - A recent Canadian Cancer Society Ipsos Reid poll found that the majority of Ontario women are confused about what age they should start screening for breast cancer and the best way to get screened.


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


Soon it will be "lights out" for Ontario's tanning teens

September 2012 - Canadian Cancer Society congratulates McGuinty government on plans to adopt NDP Private Member’s bill banning youth under 18 from indoor tanning


“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 congratulates Oakville in leading the fight against skin cancer: City passes Ontario’s first by-law to protect youth against the dangers of indoor tanning

August 2012 - Late yesterday, Oakville Town Council took decisive action to protect the health of its youngest citizens by passing a by-law that restricts youth under 18 from accessing indoor tanning facilities.


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.


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


Quebec Government Gives Loan Guarantee to Asbestos Mine

June 2012 - Canadian Cancer Society urges government to reconsider


Women In Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC) surpasses $5 million in donations to support life-saving cancer research

June 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society is proud to acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous achievement of the Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC) who have raised over $5 million dollars for the Society to support lifesaving breast, prostate and general cancer research. In an industry where the largest portion of employees is women, WICC was founded as a passionate response to the number of women they worked with that were facing breast cancer. In 1996 they took action and starting modestly with candle sales, the women and men of WICC have mobilized the entire property and casualty insurance industry to fight back against cancer.


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


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


Canadian Cancer Society invests in promising cancer prevention research with contribution from Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life

May 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes a generous contribution from Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life to support the promising cancer prevention research of a young scientist at the University of Manitoba.


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


Canadian cancer death rate down: 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

May 2012 - The cancer death rate in Canada is going down, resulting in nearly 100,000 lives saved over the last 20 years (1988 to 2007). Despite the drop in the death rate, cancer is still the leading cause of death in Canada. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2012 was released today by the Canadian Cancer Society, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.


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


Backgrounder: Exposing the secret lives of tanning teens in Ontario

April 2012 - Indoor tanning causes skin cancer. TheCanadian Cancer Society is calling on the Government of Ontario to support the new Private Members’ bill that restricts youth under 18 year of age from using indoor tanning equipment.


Exposing the secret lives of tanning teens in Ontario: Ipsos Reid poll results have Canadian Cancer Society renewing call for ban on indoor tanning for youth under 18

April 2012 - A rare snapshot of teen behaviour was released today by the Canadian Cancer Society. The poll sheds light on why Ontario teens tan, how often, and the reasons they start using indoor tanning equipment.


Candy is not dandy when it comes to tobacco products

April 2012 - The Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division applaud the introduction of legislation to eliminate the sale of flavoured tobacco products.


Federal Government Significantly Cuts Anti-Tobacco Funding

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


Youth volunteers today, community leaders tomorrow: Canadian Cancer Society celebrates National Volunteer Week

April 2012 - Thanks to the generosity of a woman who lost her husband to cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society, for the first time, is awarding up to two annual youth volunteer scholarships.


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: Wear a Daffodil Pin to show support for people living with cancer

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


Ontario budget: Canadian Cancer Society pleased with some measures and looks to further government action on prevention and help for patients

March 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased with the Ontario government’s commitment to cancer prevention through increased enforcement to control illegal contraband tobacco, an expansion of screening programs and a goal to reduce childhood obesity and is looking to further action on indoor tanning, cancer drug shortages and environmental exposure.


Canadian Cancer Society applauds BC for protecting youth from indoor tanning; urges Ontario government to take action

March 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds British Columbia for its plans to introduce regulations preventing young people from using indoor tanning.


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


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

February 2012 - A London, Ontario, cardiologist is turning cancer research on its head by proposing that increasing the blood supply to a tumour (in effect, feeding the tumour) could actually prevent cancer from spreading to other parts of the body. Previous research had suggested a more intuitive route – that starving a tumour of its blood supply could prevent it from spreading, however that method (known as anti-angiogenesis) has shown limited success to date.


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


Canada's most prominent health organizations call on the Ontario government to invest now to prevent Ontario's looming health crisis

January 2012 - Ontario is facing an urgent health care crisis with a staggering financial and human cost. The tragedy is that it is preventable but not enough is being done. That’s the message sent today by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, Ophea, and other members of the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) to the Ontario government as they launch Better Health is Worth 0.5%.


Canadian Cancer Society announces new Health Canada-funded smoking cessation campaign aimed at young adults

January 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society has launched Break It Off — a new digital campaign funded by Health Canada to promote tobacco cessation. Led by the Society’s free cessation service — Smokers’ Helpline — the campaign is aimed at young adults, age 19-29, who have the highest smoking rate in the country.


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


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


Canadian Cancer Society’s Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2011: Society funded teams are changing the landscape of cancer research

January 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society is proud to announce its top 10 breakthroughs of 2011. This list of accomplishments showcases how researchers funded by the Society continue to lead the way in advances that will reduce the number of Canadians diagnosed with and dying from cancer, and improve the quality of life for people living with and beyond cancer. Due to progress in cancer research, over 60 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive, compared with only 25 per cent when the Society began funding research in the 1940s.


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


New frontiers in cancer research presented at cancer conference

November 2011 - Canadian scientists international leaders in their fields


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


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


Cancer has no respect for party lines — Canadian Cancer Society ready to work with minority government

October 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates Premier McGuinty for his re-election to the Ontario Legislature and looks forward to the implementation of the election promises made that will prevent cancer and help people living with cancer.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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


Election race polls may be split but public support for cancer issues remains strong

September 2011 - Tonight’s leaders’ debate included a mention of one healthcare issue that thousands of Ontarians live with every day… cancer, but the discussion stopped there. How are political parties intending to take action to prevent cancer and to help Ontarians who are living with the disease?


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.


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


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.


Fundraising and the Society

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


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


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 releases election policy recommendations and issues call to action

June 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the government of Ontario and all political parties, if elected, to commit to restrict indoor tanning by youth under the age of 18. The recommendation is included in the Canadian Cancer Society’s election policy recommendations released today.


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 applauds Ontario government efforts to snub out illegal tobacco products and breathe new life into Smoke-Free Ontario

June 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates the Ontario Government on passing legislation that will snub out sales of cheap and illegal tobacco products through the enacting of Bill 186, Supporting Smoke-Free Ontario by Reducing Contraband Tobacco Act, 2011.


Canadian Cancer Society Funded Research Among Best of Best

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


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


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

May 2011 - Use of a simple, at-home screening test by Canadians can prevent many unnecessary colorectal cancer deaths, according to a special report about colorectal cancer in Canadian Cancer Statistics 2011 released today by the Canadian Cancer Society, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.


Canadian Cancer Society improves access to breast screening in the Northwest

May 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society has contributed funding to improve access to breast cancer screening in Northwest Ontario.



When cancer strikes the most vulnerable: New Canadian Cancer Society research grant will study ways to improve treatment of neuroblastoma, one of the most common causes of cancer death in children

April 2011 - A new Canadian Cancer Society-funded study will investigate the genetic puzzle of a devastating nervous system cancer that strikes infants, and identify potential new treatments for the disease. The study is one of 52 new research projects worth more than $21 million announced today by the Society. The projects cover a broad spectrum of cancer research from risk reduction to genetic studies to drug development and palliative care.


Ontario man trades in 30 year addiction for new car

April 2011 - Brian Perkins of Brantford, Ontario, was awarded a brand new hybrid in Toronto this morning after quitting smoking in the Canadian Cancer Society Driven to Quit Challenge. He was recognized by Martin Kabat, CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, and the Honourable Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion and Sport, at an official prize presentation.


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



Ontario politicians wear Canadian Cancer Society’s new daffodil pin in support of those touched by cancer

April 2011 - Ontario MPPs will wear the Canadian Cancer Society’s new daffodil pin in the Legislature on Monday, April 4, in support of Daffodil Month.



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.


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 urges Spring Break vacationers to be safe in the sun

March 2011 - As many Ontarians prepare to holiday in the sun during Spring Break, the Canadian Cancer Society is releasing important provincial statistics as well as results of an Environics poll about sun safety. Both the poll and the largest survey ever done on sun safety in Ontario reveal that too many Ontarians continue to expose themselves to cancer-causing UV radiation by either sun exposure or using tanning equipment. This is concerning as skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer in Ontarians.


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


Canadian Cancer Society applauds Ontario government for increasing quit smoking help but more needs to be done

January 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates the Ontario government for announcing today that nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) will be made available to Ontarians through family health teams.


New survey uncovers insights into Ontario tobacco use — Canadian Cancer Society launches sixth annual Driven to Quit Challenge

January 2011 - Results of an Angus Reid Public Opinion survey conducted in December show that 20 per cent of Ontario adults are current tobacco users, including cigarettes, cigars and chew tobacco, and that half of them have tried unsuccessfully to quit in the past.


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.