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2016

Nationwide asbestos ban good news for Canadians

December 2016 - Ban will prevent cancer and save lives


Society announces Top 10 Research Impact Stories of 2016

December 2016 - World-class research discoveries show us what we can achieve through research when our donors help us make dedicated investments


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


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.


Society partners with radio stations to fight brain cancer

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


Society releases updated sun safety recommendations

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


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

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


Society praises federal action on tobacco plain packaging

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


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

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


Society congratulates UK and France on plain packaging implementation

May 2016 - Canada set to join international trend.


Society statement on federal government’s support for asbestos action

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


Society applauds national ban on menthol cigarettes

April 2016 - Ban will protect kids.


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

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


Society challenges Canadians to go the distance at Relay For Life

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



Test for oral cancer aims to prevent aggressive surgery

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


Prime Minister, Governor General presented with daffodil bouquets

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


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

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


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

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


Clear plan for home and palliative care needed, says Society

March 2016 - Society comments on 2016 federal budget.


Canadian Cancer Society statement about Rolland Fox’s death

March 2016 - Fox family an inspiration to all Canadians


Society encouraged by parliamentary committee's support of palliative care

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


Society honours top researchers with Awards for Excellence

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


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

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




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.