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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


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


Embracing Support

October 2016 - Embracing Support


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.


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.


Canadian Cancer Society PEI Announces Changes of Executive Director

August 2016 - The Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new executive for PEI.


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


Daffodil Campaign Results

June 2016 - Islanders’ generosity shown once again during annual Daffodil Campaign


Credit Unions of PEI Named Maritimes Outstanding Sponsorship Partner

June 2016 - Credit Unions of PEI was recognized as the Outstanding Sponsorship Partner at the 30th Annual Maritime Philanthropy Awards.


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.


Board Member

June 2016 - Become a Board Member


More is Better When it Comes to Sun Safety

June 2016 - Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in Canada.


Never Quit Trying to Quit PEI

May 2016 - Tobacco is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced.


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.


Canadian Cancer Society PEI Honours Their Volunteers

May 2016 - Canadian Cancer Society PEI Honours Their Volunteers


Kensington Family Awarded For Community Spirit

May 2016 - Kensington Family Awarded For Community Spirit


Society congratulates UK and France on plain packaging implementation

May 2016 - Canada set to join international trend.


UPEI Researcher Recognized For Outstanding Contributions

May 2016 - UPEI Researcher Recognized For Outstanding Contributions


Team rallies to support toddler

May 2016 - Team rallies to support toddler with rare cancer


City of Summerside Encourages Islanders to get Registered

May 2016 - City of Summerside Encourages Islanders to get Registered


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



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.


Relay For Life 2016 Officially Launched

April 2016 - Five community leaders were announced today to join the ranks of Relay For Life Dream Team across the country.


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.


Eastern Kings to see an Increase in Access for Cancer Support Services

March 2016 - Canadian Cancer Society Launches Community Outreach Initiative


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


Vector Aerospace Takes the Fight to the Ice

February 2016 - NHL Alumni and hockey enthusiasts are lacing up for the third annual Face Off Against Cancer.


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.


Curl For Cancer Fundraiser Honours One of Their Own

January 2016 - Islanders are invited to join the 32nd annual Curl for Cancer event in Montague this weekend.


Quitting smoking transforms health and well being

January 2016 - Cigarettes controlled my life and made me lose sight of my goals.



Murphy's Hospitality Group Helps Employees Kick the Habit!

January 2016 - Murphy Hospitality Group introduced a quit smoking challenge to its employees.



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


Community of Evangeline set to Honour Those Lost to Cancer

November 2015 - So many things motivate us to make the world a better place.


Island Musicians Gather in Support of the Canadian Cancer Society

November 2015 - The Society was very excited when Meaghan Blanchard agreed to join the 2015 Dream Team.


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.


Maritime Fun

June 2015 - Maritime Fun Group shines with SunSense


$15.5 billion class action against tobacco companies

June 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society hails landmark ruling


Cancer cases expected to rise

May 2015 - The number of new cancer cases on Prince Edward Island will rise about 34%.


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.


Volunteers celebrated

May 2015 - The Society celebrated the important contribution of our volunteers.



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.


April 2015 - Islanders want to reduce cancer rates on P.E.I.


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.


Your Voice Counts

April 2015 - Your Voice Counts


April Daffodil Campaign

April 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society launches April Daffodil Campaign


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.


Takes the Fight to the Ice

March 2015 - The Society Takes the Fight to the ice


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.


Time to quit

January 2015 - Time to celebrate cessation


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.


New Years Resoultion's Quit Buddy

January 2015 - New Year's Resolutions


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


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?


Cancer A Collaborative Approach

October 2014 - Naturopathic Doctor Kali Simmonds presents Cancer - A Collaborative Approach


Tobacco plain packaging a global trend: Canadian Cancer Society report

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



Farquharson takes lead in fight against cancer

September 2014 - The society is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Farquharson as interim executive director.



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


Capital Honda Face Off Against Cancer Wraps Up

September 2014 - Capital Honda Face Off Against Cancer Wraps Up




Capital Honda and the Society take the fight to the ice!

September 2014 - Capital Honda and the Society take the fight to the Ice!


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






Firetruck Puts Cancer in Perspective

June 2014 - Firetruck puts cancer in perspective


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.



PEI Cancer Rates Higher Than National Average

May 2014 - Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada and in Prince Edward Island.


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


Capital Honda Face Off Against Cancer

May 2014 - Capital Honda and the Society Take the Fight to the Ice!


Thanks for helping us change cancer forever

May 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society wraps up April Daffodil campaign


2014 Volunteer Awards Ceremony

April 2014 - Volunteers honoured for impact in fight against cancer.



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


Premier declares April Daffodil Month on PEI

April 2014 - Premier declares April Daffodil Month on PEI


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 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


Relay For Life Provincial Launch

March 2014 - 2014 Relay For Life Provincial Launch


Cedars Eatery Remembers Employee

February 2014 - Cedar's Eatery Remembers Employee and Joins the Fight Against Cancer


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


Dare to Quit Smoking

January 2014 - Students Dare to Quit Smoking


Healthy Steps to a New Years you

January 2014 - Health Canada, Healthy Steps to a New Years you



“GivingTuesday” launches in Canada

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


Tree of Hope

November 2013


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


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


Pink Pumpkins For Cancer

September 2013 - Parker Jewell has partnered with his sons, Edwin and Irwin, in the fight against cancer.


Boots, Bikes, Boats, and Boards For a Cure

September 2013 - Runners, cyclists, boaters, kayakers and paddle board enthusiasts have a new opportunity to test their skills.


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.


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




Celebrating at Relay For Life

June 2013 - Turning 21 years old is a milestone many young people celebrate by cracking a bottle of bubbly and partying into the night.


PEI Cancer Rates Higher Than National Average

May 2013 - Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada and in Prince Edward Island.


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


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.


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 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.




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


Help make affordable access to medications a reality for Islanders!

February 2013 - I am writing today to ask for your support on an urgent issue.


Proud to be smoke free

January 2013 - On a Tuesday afternoon last August, Andrew Sprague smoked his last cigarette and hasn’t had a puff of tobacco since.


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


Break it Off!

November 2012 - It’s a bad relationship, one that needs to end. The time has come to DUMP cigarettes.


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


Janet MacQuarrie- A Breast Cancer Survivor

October 2012 - Please support the fight against breast cancer, and read a breast cancer survivors story.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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


PEI Women's Health Expo

September 2012 - Canadian Cancer Society volunteers participate in “PEI Women’s Health Expo” hosted by the Prince Edward Island Women’s Institute.


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


Quebec Government Gives Loan Guarantee to Asbestos Mine

June 2012 - Canadian Cancer Society urges government to reconsider


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


Queens County Relay for Life

June 2012 - Relay for Life inspires hope.


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 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


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


P.E.I. ONCOLOGIST HONOURED

April 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division, wrapped up Daffodil Month with a celebration of volunteers and professionals who have joined the society in the fight against cancer.


AGM

April 2012 - We invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting


Federal Government Significantly Cuts Anti-Tobacco Funding

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


Members of the PEI Legislature receive daffodil pins

April 2012 - Members of the PEI Legislature receive daffodil pins


Daffodils Brighten Wedding Day Celebrations

April 2012 - To some the daffodil is just a flower. To the Canadian Cancer Society it is a symbol of strength and courage.


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.


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


April is Daffodil Month

March 2012 - Islanders unite behind those with cancer


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


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


Breaking Up is Hard To Do

January 2012 - She felt like she was losing her best friend. When it happened, she became depressed and was physically ill for days. But Kerri-Wynne MacLeod says quitting smoking is the best thing she’s ever done. “As my grandmother used to say, ‘Things that are worth the most, are worth the effort,’” says MacLeod.


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


Fighting Cancer With Healthy Resolutions

December 2011 - As the New Year approaches, the Canadian Cancer Society, P.E.I. Division, challenges Islanders to play an active role in fighting cancer.


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


Take Action to Prevent Cancer

October 2011 - When Lois Adams met with her doctor in May 2010, she heard the words many people fear: “You have cancer.” For Adams, the diagnosis was cervical cancer. The good news - it was at an early stage when treatment is most successful.


Local Cancer Research Highlights Women's Issues

October 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society, P.E.I. Division, is pleased to report on a study of Prince Edward Island women dealing with breast and gynecological cancers. This research provides vital insight into the needs of this population.


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


Island Pharmacists Applauded For Quit Smoking Blitz

September 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds the efforts of P.E.I. Pharmacists as they take action to assist Islanders to give up tobacco for good.


We asked, they answered: the Call for Commitment to a Catastrophic Drug Program

September 2011 - The Prince Edward Island Health Charities Network has spoken up for the thousands of Islanders who are struggling to access the medications they need. We asked your political party leaders for their commitment and action plan to support these Islanders, no matter disease or condition.


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


Partnerships bring new support to those completing cancer treatment

September 2011 - The transition from treatment to post-treatment care can be unsettling for many cancer survivors, leaving them with questions about how to move beyond cancer and toward a healthy life. A new pilot program being offered to adults who have recently completed cancer treatment aims to support a smooth transition, offering some closure to the treatment experience and mapping next steps.


Dear Leaders: Make Catastrophic Drug Coverage a Priority

September 2011 - The Prince Edward Island Health Charities Network is asking provincial election candidates and party leaders to create equity for Islanders by committing to the implementation of a much needed catastrophic drug program in the province.


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.


Canadians Dealing with Cancer Connect Online for Information and Support

August 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society has introduced a new online community for people with cancer and their caregivers – CancerConnection.ca/ParlonsCancer.ca. This new online forum is a safe and welcoming place where both English and French speaking Canadians can share ideas and experiences of cancer and build friendships to support each other in their fight against the disease. Members can connect with each other as well as with the Society through blogs, profiles, discussion forums, messages, links and other shared information.


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?” After several conversations with an information specialist to discuss treatment options, side effects and follow-up care for melanoma, he said, “Thank you for all your help. I’ve started to sleep better after speaking with you.”


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 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”


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.


It’s Time to Get Screened PEI

May 2011 - Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division responds to the Canadian Cancer Statistics 2011 with the launch of a second awareness campaign


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



Island Women Show Support in Fight Against Breast Cancer

April 2011 - It’s called a Thing-a-ma-boob, and while it may be a silly sounding name it carries a serious message. The Canadian Cancer Society is using the Thing-a-ma-boob to spread the word that regular mammograms save lives.


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


Commitment to Improved Drug Access for Islanders Not Fulfilled

April 2011 - In response to today’s budget the PEI Health Charities Network is expressing concern that Islanders are still being treated as second class citizens when it comes to access to much needed medications.




April is Daffodil Month Support a Person with Cancer by Wearing a Daffodil Pin Daffodil Day is April 27

March 2011 - Every three minutes another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society wants them to know that they are 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.


UPEI Relay For Life Launches 10th Anniversary Year on PEI

March 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life ran through the night at the UPEI Sports Centre from dusk on Friday to dawn on Saturday. The third annual Relay at UPEI launched the 10th Anniversary year of Relay For Life on PEI, with five more events planned across the province this spring.


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


Friends use Potluck with a Purpose to celebrate the past and look to the future

February 2011 - They’ve made it an annual event. It started back in 2005 when Joanne Weir and five friends decided to mark the 10th anniversary of their friend Ruth Ann Kottwitz’s death by getting together to celebrate her life. Ruth Ann died of cancer in February, 1995, at the age of 37. For the 15th anniversary, they found a whole new way to bring meaning to their get together, through Potluck with a Purpose.



Canadians Send Clear Signal That Family Caregivers Need More Help

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


Islanders Join the 2011 Relay For Life

February 2011 - Today the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life held its launches for the Queens County and Kings County events. Islanders came out to register for the 2011 Relay For Life events in their community and to learn more about the impact of life saving cancer research.


Letter to the Editor

February 2011 - Re: Commercial tanning salons not the culprit (letter of the day)


Smoke Free and Loving It – One Person’s Triumph Over Tobacco

January 2011 - It was first thing she did every morning and the last thing she did at night. For over 30 years Valerie Warren loved her cigarettes and smoked well over a pack a day. But that’s all behind her now. On August 9th, 2010, Valerie Warren quit smoking. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” says Warren, “I’ve never felt better, physically and I am much calmer now. I always felt stressed because I was constantly thinking about having that next cigarette. I don’t have any of that anymore and it basically makes you feel like you’re free.”


THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF REASONS TO QUIT, WHAT’S YOURS?

January 2011 - Canada marks National Non-Smokers Week from January 16 – 22, 2011, with Weedless Wednesday on January 19th. This is a time to encourage smokers to reduce tobacco use or quit altogether. The theme this year is “There are hundreds of reasons to quit, what’s yours?”


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.