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Media releases

Development Plan 2015-2020 for Palliative and End-of-life Care – one year on - The Canadian Cancer Society demands more support for caregivers and more information for the public

December 2016 - With the approach of the first anniversary of the Act respecting end-of-life care and the tabling of the Development Plan 2015-2020 for Palliative and End-of-life Care by Health Minister Gaétan Barrette, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) would like to point out that Quebec has the most complete palliative care plan in Canada, but more must be done in this regard.


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


The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes the announcement of additional investments in colorectal cancer screening

November 2016 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division welcomes the announcement made today by Dr Gaétan Barrette to allocate an additional $14.7 million to the deployment of an organized colorectal cancer screening program, the PQDCCR . Announced in 2010, the PQDCCR deployment has been stalling for a while in Quebec, the only province which doesn’t yet have such a program in place.


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


Is there a carcinogenic gas in your house? Before moving your teen’s room to the basement, you need to do a test!

November 2016 - November is Radon Awareness Month. The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) would like to remind homeowners that radon is a naturally occurring carcinogenic gas that has no smell, colour or taste. November and subsequent winter months are an ideal period to test for radon in the house so that remedial measures can then be taken if the level is too high.


Canadian Cancer Society and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation plan to merge

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


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

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


Media backgrounder #1: HPV-associated cancers

October 2016 - HPV-associated cancers


Media backgrounder #2: Cancer in Canada: Fast facts

October 2016 - Cancer in Canada: Fast facts


Under 5 by '35

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


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

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


Health coalition gives proposed legislation to protect children a gold star

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


Running to quit smoking pays off

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


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

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


Research finds youth smoking rates dropping but remain unacceptably high

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


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.


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life raises $12 million to save more lives

July 2016 - The 2016 edition of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life raised $12,005,177 across Quebec to help save more lives through prevention, research and support.


Society partners with radio stations to fight brain cancer

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


GROUPE BMR IS GIVING $50,000 TO THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

June 2016 - It is with great pleasure that Groupe BMR, proud partner of the Relay for Life, has handed a cheque in the amount of $50,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society. This contribution reflects one of Groupe BMR and its BMR, Unimat and Agrizone dealers’ philanthropic priority: health


Society releases updated sun safety recommendations

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


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

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


Society praises federal action on tobacco plain packaging

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


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

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


Society congratulates UK and France on plain packaging implementation

May 2016 - Canada set to join international trend.


Society statement on federal government’s support for asbestos action

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


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Trottibus Walking School Bus: the Barthélémy-Vimont elementary school and 14 other Montreal schools are participating in the bus that makes children walk to school

May 2016 - As a part of Montréal physiquement active, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) has recruited 15 elementary schools in Greater Montreal to participate in Trottibus Week this spring. For a whole week, participating students and their families will have a chance to try out active transportation to school to decide if they want to adopt it for good.


Daffodil Month - $3.7 M to save more lives

May 2016 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is happy to announce that during the month of April, the Cancer Awareness Month, it raised the sum of $3.7 million. The sale of a little flower for a great cause – the daffodil, symbol of life and hope – helped raise nearly $2 million while the Daffodil Ball raised $1.6 million and mail solicitation some $150,000.


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


The Canadian Cancer Society’s THINGAMABOOB is a big success: more than $100,000 to save more lives!

April 2016 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Lise Dion, spokesperson for the Thingamaboob campaign, are proud to announce that more than 20,000 Thingamaboob keychains were sold during the holidays in the Jean Coutu pharmacies to raise awareness among women aged between 50 and 69 of the effectiveness of mammograms and encourage their participation in the Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program (PQDCS). More than $100,000 in proceeds was handed to the CCS and will be used to inform and support women with breast cancer in Quebec.


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



THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY’S DAFFODIL MONTH - For the past 20 years, the CCS’s Cancer Information Service has served more than a million Canadians

April 2016 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) will sell from April 7 to 10 a little flower for a great cause: the daffodil, symbol of life and hope. This campaign will also be the occasion to shine the spotlight on the CCS’s Cancer Information Service, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.


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.


The Canadian Cancer Society and the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec join forces to offer nurses palliative care training

March 2016 - On the eve of The Daffodil Month, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) announced today that a unique online training program on palliative care will be offered to 73,000 OIIQ members, that is, all the nurses practising in Quebec.


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

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


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

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


Clear plan for home and palliative care needed, says Society

March 2016 - Society comments on 2016 federal budget.


Budget: Quebec is still trailing behind in tobacco taxes and the Canadian Cancer Society is disappointed with the continuing situation

March 2016 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is disappointed that the Couillard government and Finance Minister Carlos Leitão have put off increasing provincial taxes in the budget presented yesterday.


The Canadian Cancer Society invites you to run, quit and win! With the Run to Quit program, smokers’ chances of butting out are seven times higher

March 2016 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) wants Quebecers to run, quit and win this spring! In partnership with the Running Room and the federal government, the CCS is offering the innovative Run to Quit program, which is an effective new way to quit smoking by integrating running or walking into smoking cessation.


Canadian Cancer Society statement about Rolland Fox’s death

March 2016 - Fox family an inspiration to all Canadians


Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March 2016 - March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: still no timetable for an organized screening program in Quebec


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


Canadian Cancer Society awards more than $1 million to Quebec researchers

February 2016 - The Canadian Cancer Society is proud to announce a first round of grants that has awarded more than $1 million in grants to 4 researchers in Quebec for cutting-edge cancer research.


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.




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


Passage of An Act to bolster tobacco control in Quebec A major gain in the fight against cancer

November 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division welcomes the passage of An Act to bolster tobacco control with immense satisfaction after a long wait of five years.


The Canadian Cancer Society and the Cole Foundation launch a $3 million partnership that will create a better convergence among Montreal research centres specializing in pediatric cancer

November 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division and the Cole Foundation announced today the launch of a unique partnership project to fund research on leukemia and lymphoma in children and young adults.


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


Plan for the development of palliative care in Quebec - The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates the Health Minister for his commitment to palliative care

November 2015 - For the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division, the five year plan for palliative care tabled today by the Couillard government marks an important step for better access to this service. The plan in general aims for a better quality of life for all Quebecers, for which the CCS would like to congratulate the government.


FAQs about radon

November 2015 - Radon is a radioactive gas formed from uranium present naturally in the earth’s crust. Radon is found in the soil, all over the earth’s surface. The quantity of radon in the soil can vary significantly from one place to another.


The Canadian Cancer Society wants to inform Quebecers about the risks associated with radon, the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking

November 2015 - November is Radon Awareness Month. The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) would like to remind homeowners that radon is a naturally occurring carcinogenic gas that has no smell, colour or taste. November and subsequent winter months are an ideal period to test for radon in the house so that remedial measures can then be taken if the level is too high.


Countering the “Angelina effect”

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


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Trottibus, the Walking School Bus, is expanding in Quebec and to other parts of Canada

October 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society – Quebec Division’s Trottibus Walking School Bus, winner of The Play Exchange’s grand prize, is expanding. From now on, it will be offered across Quebec and in other areas of the country.


Society responds to federal election results

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


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Paws for Hope: It pays to walk! More than $100,000 raised in 5 cities across Quebec

October 2015 - From September to the beginning of October, nearly 530 dogs and their masters participated in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Paws for Hope walkathon, a fundraising activity that contributes to saving more lives, one step at a time. In total, $101,526.38 was raised in 5 cities across Quebec.


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.


Consideration of Bill 44: for the Canadian Cancer Society, bolstering tobacco control is the best way to fight against cancer

September 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division appeared today before the Committee on Health and Social Services on the last day of the hearings on Bill 44, An Act to bolster tobacco control.


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


Top 10 research projects to save more lives

July 2015 - Your donations make it possible for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) to fund more research on more cancers than any other charity in the country. In 2014, we invested $37 million in research, $7 million of which was in Quebec.


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.


The Canadian Cancer Society highlights the outstanding courage and resilience of Martha Moore from Gatineau and Sylvain Poissant from Montreal

June 2015 - During the 2015 Relay For Life closing ceremony in Montreal on June 19, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) awarded Martha Moore and Sylvain Poissant its highest national distinction: the Medal of Courage.


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life raises over $12 million to save more lives

June 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society’s 94 Relay For Life events, which took place across Quebec, raised $12,183,695 to help save more lives through prevention, research and support.


$15.5 billion class action against tobacco companies

June 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society hails landmark ruling


Class action against tobacco companies: Canadian Cancer Society hails landmark ruling

June 2015 - The class action suit against the tobacco manufacturers has just been granted $15.5 billion in damages and interest to the victims. The Canadian Cancer Society hails this landmark ruling.


Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015. Quebec will see a 35% rise in the number of cancer cases by 2030. To save more lives, early detection, access to treatment and investments in research must be prioritized

May 2015 - The number of new cancer cases will rise at least 35% (nearly 40% nationally) in the next 15 years, according to a new report – Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015 – released by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.


May 2015 - Media backgrounder: Canadian Cancer Statistics. Predictions of the future burden of cancer in Canada

May 2015 - Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015 was released today by the Canadian Cancer Society, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada. The report includes a special topic chapter on predictions of the future burden of cancer in Canada.


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


Media backgrounder Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015 Cancer in Canada: Fast facts

May 2015 - The number of new cancer cases and cancer deaths continues to rise steadily as the Canadian population grows and ages.


New cancer cases expected to rise dramatically within 15 years

May 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society urges Canada to prepare.


The Canadian Cancer Society awards the 2015 CCS Grant for palliative care outreach to Serge Dumont

May 2015 - On the occasion of the 25th annual Réseau de soins palliatifs du Québec (RSPQ) conference, which was held in Rivière-du-Loup on May 14 and 15, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), in partnership with the RSPQ, proudly presented the 2015 CCS Grant for palliative care outreach to Serge Dumont and his collaborators for their Living the End of Life at Home project.


SPVM chief Marc Parent and 50 other police officers shave their heads to support people living with cancer - More than $80,000 raised to help save more lives

May 2015 - Marc Parent, and 50 other police officers who are all members of Quebec’s various police forces, including seven other directors, had their heads shaved to raise $100,000.00 for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).


The daffodil: a small flower for a great cause with a big payoff!

May 2015 - The sale of fresh daffodils, the symbol of life and hope of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), has managed to raise nearly $2.1 million for prevention, research and support, which is $80,000 more than last year.


An amendment to the law will save thousands of lives - The Tobacco Act: the Canadian Cancer Society congratulates Minister Lucie Charlebois

May 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) applauds the tabling of the bill to amend the Tobacco Act and congratulates Minister Delegate for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection and Public Health Lucie Charlebois, who is finally tackling an industry whose products kill half of all users, leading to about 10,000 deaths per year, which are all preventable.


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.


More palliative care for everyone, everywhere and earlier - The Canadian Cancer Society conveys the demands of more than 34,000 people to Dr Barrette

April 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division recently delivered by hand to Health Minister Dr Gaétan Barrette 34,000 postcards resulting from a campaign in Quebec demanding more palliative care for everyone, everywhere and earlier in the cancer journey.


A third of Quebecers living with cancer need to travel for their treatment - The Jacques-Cantin Lodge is celebrating its 25th anniversary

April 2015 - In the spring of 1990, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Jacques-Cantin Lodge welcomed its first guests. Now, 25 years later, this lodge, which is open seven days a week, receives more than 600 autonomous persons (patients and caregivers) from outside of Montreal as they come into the city for their cancer treatment.


Society applauds increased support for caregivers in federal budget

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


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Ball - More than $1.5 million raised for the fight against cancer

April 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division, is proud to announce that the Daffodil Ball, a gala evening held on April 16 in Montreal with 600 prestigious guests in attendance, has helped us raise $1.565 million that will be used in the fight against cancer.


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

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


Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute report - $7 million invested in Quebec: 100 projects, 5 centres and 71 research teams

April 2015 - On the occasion of Daffodil Month, the CCS is releasing its 2014 Research Impact Report, which features the work of researchers across the country, showcasing the reach of the research funded by the CCS.


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.


A small flower for a great cause - The Canadian Cancer Society’s daffodils will be on sale from March 26 to 29

March 2015 - As April, which is Daffodil Month, approaches, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) will, from March 26 to 29, sell a small flower for a great cause: the daffodil, a symbol of life and hope.


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.


Why do some people never get cancer? Innovative Canadian Cancer Society study of Quebec and other provinces “super seniors" aims to find out.

March 2015 - He’s 106, but Dr Robert Wiener isn’t ready to slow down. He’s on his exercise bike every day, and does 2 exercise classes a week, plus yoga and tai chi.


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.


Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: delay in implementing organized screening - The Canadian Cancer Society asks the Health Ministry to submit a timetable as soon as possible for the implementation of an organized program for colorectal cancer screening!

March 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) would like to take the opportunity to press the government for the speedy implementation of the Programme québécois de dépistage du cancer colorectal (PQDCCR).



How many cancers are due to our lifestyle? - A new Canadian Cancer Society study on avoidable risk factors will be conducted in Quebec and the rest of the country

February 2015 - A new Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) study, in which Quebec researcher Dr Eduardo Franco from McGill University is participating, will help determine the number of cancer cases that could be avoided by improving our lifestyles and reducing our exposure to environmental carcinogens.


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.


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

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


Top 10 Canadian Cancer Society-funded research of 2014

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


Canadian Cancer Society overwhelmed by support for GivingTuesday campaign

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


Discovery could lead to more targeted lung cancer treatments

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


Factsheet published by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec Electronic cigarettes are easily available and popular among youths, both smokers and non-smokers

November 2014 - Not only more than a third of students in Secondary 2 have smoked electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), but nearly half of all secondary school students who have used it (46 %) don’t exclude trying out conventional cigarettes (with tobacco).


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


More than 600,000 Quebec women now get a mammogram every 2 years - The Canadian Cancer Society’s Thingamaboob is back to remind women of the importance of breast cancer screening

November 2014 - The CCS launched it’s 6th Thingamaboob campaign, an annual event that uses an educational keychain to raise awareness on the importance of breast cancer screening.


Major international lung cancer clinical trial launched

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


Breast cancer prevention: are the answers in our genes?

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


Tobacco plain packaging a global trend: Canadian Cancer Society report

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




Canadian Cancer Society wants to help you prevent cancer

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


Flavoured tobacco products continue to be popular among high school students in Quebec: “The government can no longer delay a ban on flavoured tobacco products”

September 2014 - The majority (58%) of Quebec youth (from the final year of primary school to Secondary 5) who used tobacco products in the previous 30 days had used flavoured products.


Youth continue to use flavoured tobacco products at high levels

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



Bringing cancer out of hiding - A Sherbrooke researcher funded by the Canadian Cancer Society removes the “cloak of invisibility” from cancer cells

September 2014 - Cancer cells could soon lose their “cloak of invisibility” through the work of Dr Subburaj Ilangumaran, an immunotherapy specialist at the Université de Sherbrooke.



The Canadian Cancer Society’s exclusive study: 5,000 children have already tried an electronic cigarette in Grade 6! One in three high school students have already smoked it (142,000 youths).

August 2014 - The CCS – Quebec Division this morning revealed the results of a study that shows the popularity of electronic cigarettes among Quebec school students.


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Paws for Hope: a walk-a-thon in which each step “pays”

August 2014 - In September, more than 600 dogs and 1,200 masters and their friends are expected to participate in the CCS's four Paws for Hope fundraising walk-a-thons.


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






The Canadian Cancer Society strikes a “pose for the cause” - The Relay For Life raises $13,028,735 to save more lives

June 2014 - The recent organization of 89 Relay For Life events helped the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) raise $13,028,735 to save more lives.


Passage of An Act respecting end-of-life care - The Canadian Cancer Society wants more palliative care starting now

June 2014 - With a right to end-of-life care, the implementation of policies in all health care institutions, and several changes to the original bill, Quebec society is guaranteeing its people the dignity, support, and supervision required at the end of life.


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.


World No Tobacco Day - Tobacco taxes and legislation: Quebec lagging behind

May 2014 - In Quebec, where 1.6 million people still smoke, the impact of tobacco use on the healthcare system and the community is estimated at $4 billion per year. That’s 4 times the $1 billion tax revenue generated by cigarette sales in 2013.



Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014: 126,000 deaths have been prevented in the past 25 years - Several types of cancer are in decline, except for skin cancer - In Quebec, lung cancer continues to be devastating

May 2014 - In 2014, there will be an estimated 49,100 new cancer cases in Quebec and 191,300 in Canada (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers) and 20,500 deaths from this disease in the province and 76,600 in the country.


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


Funding of $563,530 for two Quebec researchers - The Canadian Cancer Society believes in palliative care to enhance the quality of life of patients

May 2014 - In this National Hospice Palliative Care Week, the CCS is proud to announce two important awards made as part of its Quality of Life Research Grants program.


Thanks for helping us change cancer forever

May 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society wraps up April Daffodil campaign


With just a few dollars per pay cheque… State employees and retirees have given more than half a million dollars to the CCS

April 2014 - The CCS is proud to announce that it has received nearly $640,000 from the Comité Entraide – public and parapublic sectors.



Canadian Cancer Society statement about death of Jim Flaherty

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


The leading cause of death in Quebec is not a top priority for political parties - The CCS is disappointed with the lack of real commitment to tackling the challenges of cancer

April 2014 - Just before the April 7 provincial elections, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is presenting a summary of political parties’ commitment to the fight against cancer. The CCS asked political parties to take a stand on four major issues.


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


A small flower for a great cause - The Canadian Cancer Society’s daffodils are back from April 3 to 6

April 2014 - As part of this annual campaign, the CCS will sell until Sunday a little flower for a great cause: the daffodil, a symbol of life and hope.


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


The Canadian Cancer Society – Quebec Division appoints new Chair and incumbent Vice-Chair

March 2014 - The CCS is happy to announce the appointment of Pierre B. Lafrenière as the Chair and Pierre Richard as the incumbent Vice-Chair of the Quebec Division’s Board of Directors.


Canadian Cancer Society wins first prize in DoGooder Video Awards

March 2014 - Lighthearted Nutiquette video spreads awareness about testicular cancer


Can exercise stop cancer? Colon cancer survivors needed for ground-breaking clinical trial

March 2014 - The CCS is encouraging colon cancer survivors to learn more about the CHALLENGE clinical trial and consider participating in it.


The Canadian Cancer Society is investing $12 million in research, $2.5 million of which is for the particularly deadly pancreatic cancer

March 2014 - Among our 10 new research funds, the Society is investing $2.5 million in pancreatic cancer, a particularly deadly cancer.


Elections 2014: Cancer, an election issue - Launch of the Canadian Cancer Society’s election microsite and questionnaire

March 2014 - For each day that goes by, the situation gets worse: 90 youths let tobacco enter their lives and 28 smokers die from smoking-related diseases.


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


Canadian Cancer Society needs your help to change cancer forever

February 2014 - Volunteer during Daffodil Month


A child’s cancer affects the whole family - International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

February 2014 - Tomorrow, February 15, Leucan and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) will remind the public that childhood cancer is a human tragedy and a very important public health issue.



And the winner of the Dux Prize is… CMP Advanced Mechanical Solutions, a company that cares about the health of its employees

February 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), in partnership with the DUX program, would like to congratulate CMP Advanced Mechanical Solutions, which has won the DUX prize in the NON-FOOD COMPANY PROJECTS category.


Canadian Cancer Society Applauds Tobacco Tax Increase in Federal Budget

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


SPVM chief Marc Parent and 120 other police officers shave their heads to support people touched by cancer - More than $175,000 raised to help save more lives

February 2014 - The 14th edition of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer took place today in the Grande-Place at Complexe Desjardins.


World Cancer Day: “Premier Marois, what are you waiting for to amend the Tobacco Act?”

February 2014 - World Cancer Day: “Premier Marois, what are you waiting for to amend the Tobacco Act?”


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


Electronic cigarettes: labels are not to be trusted - Test results unveiled by the Canadian Cancer Society

January 2014 - According to the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division, the labelling on liquid refills for electronic cigarettes is unreliable. As part of the Quebec Tobacco-Free Week, the CCS has released a second batch of results from tests it commissioned on e-liquids.


Help prevent cancer and feel good! The Canadian Cancer Society’s tips to help you keep your resolutions

January 2014 - To apply these four rules and be active every day 1. Find your own reasons to be motivated. 2. Choose physical activities that suit you. 3. Plan them into your schedule every day. 4. Set realistic objectives.


Stop smoking, exercise more, eat better - New Year’s Resolutions that could prevent 15,000 cancer cases per year!

January 2014 - At the beginning of the year, thousands of Quebecers are going to make one or more resolutions such as giving up smoking, exercising more, eating better, or maintaining a healthy weight. This year, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) wants to support the public in its New Year’s resolutions because it has been proven that healthy lifestyle habits can reduce the cancer risk to which we are all exposed.


Man’s best friend too makes a contribution to save more lives: The Canadian Cancer Society’s Paws for Hope raises $88,850

December 2013 - In September, 511 dogs as well as 816 masters and friends participated in the Canadian Cancer Society’s four Paws for Hope walk-a-thons, one of the most original fundraising activities, which, with $88,850 to its credit, will contribute to saving more lives. The provincial target of $67,000 has been surpassed!


Montréal Police Chief Will Get his Head Shaved in Support of the Canadian Cancer Society

December 2013 - Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) Chief Marc Parent this morning announced at a press conference that he has agreed to serve as the Honorary President of Cops for Cancer.


Amendment to the Tobacco Act — The Canadian Cancer Society wants the Health Minister to take action

December 2013 - Like the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), the Health and Social Services Committee also wants the Health Minister to amend the Tobacco Act, as revealed in the report tabled today of the consultations and hearings held in connection with the Report on the implementation of the Tobacco Act 2005-2010.



“GivingTuesday” launches in Canada

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


The Canadian Cancer Society recognizes company initiatives favouring healthy eating habits among employees

November 2013 - We now know that certain foods make us more vulnerable to cancer, while others may protect us: more fruits and vegetables, less animal fat and salt, more whole grains and legumes, less red meat and cold cuts. Naturally, it is all a question of balance.


53,000 Quebecers wants to amend the Tobacco Act - The fight against the tobacco industry goes to the National Assembly

November 2013 - MNA Diane Gadoury-Hamelin, sponsor of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division’s electronic petition, will today table the first 10,333 signatures at the National Assembly. To date, 53,000 citizens have shown their support for the CCS’s petition. It is a clear step forward in the campaign to amend the Tobacco Act to protect youths from the industry.


The Canadian Cancer Society wants to save more lives with its Thingamaboob

November 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) this morning unveiled its new comedy video clip in which Lise Dion, spokesperson for a fifth consecutive edition, promotes the Thingamaboob, a key chain that reminds women of the importance of getting a mammogram. The CCS emphasizes early detection because the earlier cancer is found, the greater the chances of successful treatment and the more lives saved.


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


35 to 45% of people touched by cancer experience distress

November 2013 - Hearing “You have cancer” is a shock, a dramatic event both physically and psychologically. Since 2003, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cancer J’écoute service has responded to 62,000 phone requests to enhance the quality of life of callers.


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.


Let’s save more lives: the Canadian Cancer Society in four words

October 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), which celebrated its 75th anniversary last spring is now more prepared than ever to rise to the challenge of defeating cancer and saving more lives. So, today, it is launching a new communication platform: Let’s save more lives.


The Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control and the Canadian Cancer Society are pressing elected leaders in the National Assembly to ban flavoured tobacco products without any further delay

October 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division and the Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control (CQCT) deplore the data revealed today by the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact of the University of Waterloo, which indicate that Quebec is the province where flavoured tobacco products enjoy the greatest popularity in the whole of Canada.


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.


The Canadian Cancer Society supports the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

October 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is pleased to team up with the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) to promote a document titled Are there carcinogens in your workplace? It's time to act! The document is designed for occupational health and safety managers as well as employers and workers.


The Canadian Cancer Society – Quebec Division before the Parliamentary Committee examining end-of-life care: more palliative care demanded

October 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division will appear this evening before the Health and Social Services Committee during consultations on Bill 52 respecting end-of-life care.


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


Electronic cigarettes have misleading labels and are gaining popularity among youths

September 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division is taking advantage of the issue of an electronic cigarette advisory today by the Institut national de la santé publique du Québec to make public tests it commissioned from the Université de Montréal’s Regional Centre for Mass Spectrometry. Of the 13 products tested, nine were found to have considerable irregularities and only four conformed to their labels.


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in Terrebonne comes first in Canada: $556,000 raised

September 2013 - An impressive $556,000 was raised in the Les Moulins region during the 5th edition of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life held recently at Terrebonne, which makes this the most lucrative Relay in Canada. A first for a Quebec community! So, Terrebonne shoots all the way up to first place in the Relay For Life events, overtaking its closest competitor Prince George in British Columbia, which raised $540,000.


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


Using gold against prostate cancer: nothing is too precious to save lives!

August 2013 - Tiny gold particles could revolutionize the treatment of prostate cancer. This is the aim of one of the 37 research projects receiving a Canadian Cancer Society’s Innovation Grant this year. Of a total of $7 million, $2.6 million will be distributed to 13 Quebec researchers.


What does cancer sound like?

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


The Canadian Cancer Society – Quebec Division before the Committee on Health and Social Services: strengthening of the Tobacco Act demanded

August 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division will appear today before the Parliamentary Committee on Health and Social Services as part of the examination of the report on the implementation of the Tobacco Act 2005-2010. “Currently, smoking causes a third of cancer deaths, which are all preventable. For the CCS, it is clear that the fight against cancer will have to involve the fight against smoking,” explains Rob Cunningham, lawyer and Senior Policy Analyst, CCS. Quebec has 1.5 million smokers and urgent action is needed because tens of thousands of youths start smoking every year.


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Gala des Grands Chefs

August 2013 - Gala des Grands Chefs is a gourmet dinner organized by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) for the business community in various regions across Quebec. The event brings together the top chefs in the region to create a unique gastronomic experience. Thanks to the chefs’ creativity and support from several highly motivated volunteers, each dinner event provides guests with culinary creations that are nothing short of outstanding.


Canadian Cancer Society’s PAWS FOR HOPE WALK-A-THON: Man's Best Friend Teams Up to Fight Cancer

August 2013 - In September, more than 500 dogs as well as 1,000 masters and friends are expected to participate in the Canadian Cancer Society’s five Paws for Hope walk-a-thons, one of the most original fundraising activities in the province. In a family-oriented and convivial atmosphere, dogs and their masters will walk to fight against cancer. The event will be followed or preceded by a picnic and there will also be entertainment as well as booths for canine health, training, and grooming at the venue.


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




The Canadian Cancer Society reveals the real price of tanning

June 2013 - A few weeks ago, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) launched a hard-hitting campaign to prevent skin cancer: The real price of tanning is skin damage. The visual used in the campaign shows Miss or Mr. UV’s natural face juxtaposed with their “hidden face.” This striking image is the result of what can be seen with the CCS’s special camera, the UV Photomaton, which shows the real and permanent skin damage caused by UV rays, even if this is not yet visible to the naked eye.


Bill 52: the Canadian Cancer Society welcomes the priority given to palliative care

June 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) applauds the bill on end-of-life care tabled today by the Quebec government. The CCS also considers that the explicit inclusion of the right to end-of-life care in the bill represents major progress. The CCS will present its comments during the public consultation phase. Presently, it calls for prompt action to enhance palliative care since current inadequacies are proving detrimental to the well-being of people in the final stage of life.


The Canadian Cancer Society’s reaction to the tabling of the green book for a Quebec policy on sports, recreation, and physical activity

June 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) has reacted positively to the contents of the green book for a Quebec policy on sports, recreation, and physical activity presented today by the Quebec Minister for Education, Leisure, and Sports, Marie Malavoy.


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.



Quebec and Canadian Cancer Statistics, 2013 - More cases, but a lower death rate - Special topic: a nationwide rise in liver cancer

May 2013 - The number of new cancer cases continues to rise steadily with population growth and ageing. In 2013, 48,700 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in Quebec (187,600 in Canada ) and 20,200 deaths will be due to the disease (75,500 in Canada). In the 25-year period from 1988 to 2013, the number of cancer cases in Canada doubled, and it is estimated that by 2031 the number of new cancer cases and deaths will increase by 60%, attaining 280,000 cases and 107,000 deaths.


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


A new master plan for cancerology in Quebec

April 2013 - A step forward in the fight against cancer, according to the Canadian Cancer Society.


The Canadian Cancer Society turns 75 today!

March 2013 - 75 Quebec celebrities are highlighting the occasion and relaying a message of hope for the Relay For Life


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.






A potential treatment against prostate cancer discovered in Sherbrooke - The Canadian Cancer Society is giving $1.2 million to a team of Université de Sherbrooke and CHUS researchers

February 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) announced this morning that an Impact Grant of $1.2 million was awarded to a team of researchers from the Université de Sherbrooke (UdS) and CHUS to design a drug for advanced prostate cancer.


Major advances in cancer vaccines in Quebec - The Canadian Cancer Society grants $2.3 M to three research teams in Quebec

February 2013 - This morning, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) announced that it will grant $2.3 million to researchers in Montreal and Quebec City who are aiming to develop cancer vaccines.


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


New legislation on artificial tanning: The Canadian Cancer Society highlights its speedy implementation

February 2013 - Today, the Act to prevent skin cancer caused by artificial tanning, which the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division fought tooth and nail for, comes into force. The CCS is extremely proud of this major progress which will contribute to preventing skin cancer, the most widespread cancer in Quebec. In addition, the CCS is glad to have requested a review every five years, which will help strengthen the Act.


Quebec Tobacco-Free Week: Since 2003, smoking has killed over 100,000 Quebecers - The equivalent of depopulating Huntingdon, Baie-Comeau, Mont-Laurier, Saint-Hyacinthe and Gaspé

January 2013 - This Sunday marks the launch of Quebec Tobacco-Free Week. The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)—Quebec Division, would like to take this opportunity to remind elected officials and the general public that even if the Tobacco Act has made a major contribution in the fight against smoking, it has not been updated since its enactment nearly 7 years ago. In the interval, the tobacco industry has developed a wide range of new products, and, despite investment in prevention, the smoking rate has remained level at 20% since 2006. For each smoker who quits or dies, another person takes up smoking.


The Canadian Cancer Society says bravo to smokers who are going to sign up for the Quit to Win! Challenge

January 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division, a partner of the Quit to Win! Challenge since the beginning, would like to congratulate and encourage all the smokers in Quebec who decide to sign up for the 14th edition.


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


The Canadian Cancer Society is investing nearly $1 million in Quebec to help adolescents quit smoking

November 2012 - A team led by Dr Jennifer O’Loughlin, a researcher with the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) will receive $970,000 in funding from the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute for a four-year study focussing on improving smoking cessation interventions aimed at adolescents aged 12 to 17.


Quebec last by far: 89,000 children are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke

October 2012 - A simple gesture can protect them and prevent them from experiencing serious health problems


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


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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


Lise Dion gets on screen to talk to 400,000 Quebec women who do not get screened for breast cancer regularly

September 2012 - To promote the mammogram and tell women the Thingamaboob “It’s not just cute. It can save lives”, Lise Dion this evening launched a two-minute long comedy video clip. Written by Marc Brunet and directed by Ricardo Trogi, this video promotes the keychain reminder and the mammogram among women aged 50 years and above.


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

September 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds the Federal Government for its announcement today that it will no longer oppose the inclusion of chrysotile asbestos in the Rotterdam Convention, an international list of hazardous substances.


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


Discovering new genetic causes of breast cancer

July 2012 - Innovative research is casting light on new causes of unexplained familial cancers.


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.


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


The Canadian Cancer Society applauds the Quebec government’s decision to sue the tobacco industry

June 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division commends the Quebec government’s long-awaited decision to engage in litigation against tobacco-product manufacturers to recover smoking-related healthcare costs. The $60-billion lawsuit is the largest of its kind ever brought against the tobacco industry in Canada.


Passage of Bill 74 to prevent skin cancers caused by artificial tanning

June 2012 - It’s with great pleasure that the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division welcomes the passage of Bill 74 that will from now on prohibit the sale of tanning services to young people under 18 years of age. The CCS would like to congratulate and thank Health Minister Dr Yves Bolduc for this important step and all of Quebec’s elected leaders who voted unanimously for this new legislation.


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


Finally, legislation that protects minors from artificial tanning - The Canadian Cancer Society salutes Minister Bolduc for his leadership

May 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division would like to congratulate Quebec’s Health Minister, Dr. Yves Bolduc, for his leadership and the Quebec government for its decision to ban the sale of tanning services to youths aged under 18 years. Following Nova Scotia and British Columbia, Quebec is the third province to introduce this type of legislation.


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 Statistics, 2012 - Cancer death rate down but increase in new cases

May 2012 - The cancer death rate is going down in Canada, resulting in nearly 100,000 lives saved in 20 years (from 1988 to 2007). These are two of the findings contained in Canadian Cancer Statistics, 2012, a report released today by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) 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


Canadian Cancer Society’s 2012 Daffodil Ball $1,67 million will go to fighting cancer

April 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society — Quebec Division, is proud to announce that the Daffodil Ball, a glamorous event held last night in Montreal with Alice in Wonderland as its theme and attended by 700 prestigious guests has raised $1.67 million, which will be used in the fight against cancer.


Dr Nada Jabado receives Canadian Cancer Society’s William E. Rawls Prize

April 2012 - On April 24, during a ceremony at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Mary Argent-Katwala, Director of Research at the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, presented the William E. Rawls Prize to Dr Nada Jabado, researcher at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at McGill University.


Today is the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day

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


Federal Government Significantly Cuts Anti-Tobacco Funding

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


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 Daffodil Month at the Canadian Cancer Society - Who are you fighting for?

March 2012 - April is Daffodil Month. This spring, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) would like Quebec to be covered in yellow, and this morning, launched a vast solidarity movement in the Montreal métro to encourage people in Quebec to support those living with cancer. Nothing is simpler than taking part in it! People in Quebec are asked to wear a daffodil during the month of April in support of those living with cancer.


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

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


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Response to the findings of the Quebec College of Physicians’ review of mammograms

March 2012 - It is the view of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) that the Quebec College of Physicians report issued this morning following a quality review of over 22,000 mammograms requires immediate attention. The report’s conclusions point to weaknesses in our healthcare system as well as the need for vigilance where access to care is concerned.


2012-2013 Quebec Budget – Reaction from the CCS

March 2012 - Cancer is the leading cause of mortality and one of the most frequently occurring illnesses in our lives. The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division had hoped that the budget would contain five important measures that would have made the fight against cancer more effective and provided greater support to people living with the disease and their families.


Health and Social Services Committee report in favour of the prohibition of artificial tanning for minors

March 2012 - The Committee on Health and Social Services made public yesterday its report on the study of the CCS’s petition on artificial tanning. The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased that the Committee is in favour of the prohibition of the sale of tanning services to youth and of a register of all businesses that provide artificial tanning services. The Committee also recognizes the health risks posed by tanning beds and their carcinogenic effects, and highlights the many gaps in terms of regulating this industry.


Experts from the Jewish General Hospital to host CIHR Café scientifique about blood clots on Thursday March 29

March 2012 - Too many patients with cancer develop blood clots in the deep veins of their legs and lungs (known as venous thrombosis) that can delay and complicate their cancer treatments. A panel of thrombosis experts from the Jewish General Hospital will present a free CIHR Café scientifique on this topic on Thursday March 29, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Java U Côtes-des-Neiges (5620 Cote-des-Neiges, corner Dupuis).


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

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


$27-billion lawsuit against tobacco companies launched

March 2012 - An important day for justice, truth and health of Quebecers, according to the Canadian Cancer Society


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 - 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


New, Larger Cigarette Package Health Warnings Appearing on Store Shelves

February 2012 - New, larger graphic picture warnings on cigarette packages showing the negative health effects of smoking are beginning to appear in retail stores across Canada. The new graphic warnings will now cover more of the package (75 per cent of the front and back), up from the current 50 per cent, putting Canada among countries with the largest health warnings in the world.


12th edition - Shave-O-Thon Cops for cancer - Solidarity 911

February 2012 - Take part in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Shave-O-thon Cops for Cancer and meet the Alouettes and our spokeperson Julie Perreault!


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


The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) before the Health Committee: The CCS calls for a law on artificial tanning this spring

February 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) appeared today before the Committee on Health and Social Services, which had a mandate to study its petition on skin cancer and artificial tanning. The CCS maintains that the unrestricted sale of artificial tanning services and their easy access for young and vulnerable clients are incompatible with their extremely harmful health consequences.


February 4th is World Cancer Day

February 2012 - Each year the World Health Organization (WHO), along with the International Union Against Cancer, reminds everyone on World Cancer Day that the disease is the leading cause of death in the world.


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


In 10 years, more than 170,000 requests have been processed by the Ligne j’Arrête smokers’ helpline.

January 2012 - The Ligne j’Arrête smokers’ helpline received its first call at the beginning of January 2002. Ten years and some 170,000 requests later, more than 95,000 people have used this support service to stop smoking, plan their smoking cessation, help a loved one quit, obtain information on smoking, or learn about the Quit to Win! Challenge.


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


Financial assistance to fight cancer better

November 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Desjardins Financial Security (DFS) are joining forces again to fight cancer by renewing and strengthening their partnership forged in 2009.


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


The Canadian Cancer Society reacts to the publication of an INSPQ advisory: One step closer to legislation governing the artificial tanning industry

October 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) applauds this morning’s publication of an advisory issued by Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), which includes an analysis of regulatory measures concerning the use of artificial tanning devices by youths aged under 18.


Put the Healthcare of Canadians First

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


The global walker Jean Béliveau becomes the new ambassador of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Trottibus Walking School Bus

October 2011 - After 11 years of walking more than 75,000 km through 64 countries, the global walker Jean Béliveau will now tread on Quebec soil. He is taking advantage of his return and the fact that October is International Walk to School Month to announce his association with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) to promote the Trottibus Walking School Bus and encourage Quebec children to form the habit of walking to school.


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


In October, use a reminder to remind her. Give a Canadian Cancer Society Thingamaboob.

September 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society wants women to talk about breast cancer screening.


In an effort to save our youths’ skin, the CCS reveals The hidden face of tanning salons

September 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is launching a hard-hitting campaign to help prevent skin cancer: The hidden face of tanning salons. The harmful effects of UV rays are well-known, and while the CCS encourages youths to enjoy the sun with caution, it has decided to speak out against the dangers of tanning salons.


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.


Death of Jack Layton

August 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division is deeply saddened by the death of Jack Layton following his fight against a second cancer. Mr. Layton was an example of courage and an outstanding political figure for many Quebecers.


Regulation of artificial tanning services for young people - Canadian Cancer Society petition now online

August 2011 - Since regulating tanning industry practices will help reduce the number of cases of skin cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society – Québec Division (CCS) is urging the government to prohibit the sale and promotion of artificial tanning to minors and to set up a register of all businesses offering such services. Fifty thousand people have already expressed support for the requests of the CCS by signing the paper-format petition throughout Québec.


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 - Canadian Cancer Society wishes Jack Layton a speedy recovery


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


The 2011 Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life: Nearly $14 million raised through 82 Relay For Life events held throughout the province

July 2011 - The 82 Relay For Life events, recently held by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in as many municipalities across Quebec, have raised $14,000,000 – a record performance! Funds raised through Relay For Life events will support the many CCS programs and services designed to provide direct benefits to people throughout Quebec.


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”


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month - Who are you fighting for? Quebecers answered the call!

May 2011 - In a call to action the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) launched a solidarity movement at the beginning of April, Daffodil Month, for the population to display the daffodil as a sign of support for a parent, a friend or a neighbour in the fight against cancer. Thousands of Quebecers answered the CCS call in recent weeks and communicated their support for the fight against cancer in the social media.


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



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




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 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


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.