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Toronto HPV vaccine rate trails provincial average

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


An apple a day may keep the oncologist away

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


Driving Hope with Jiffy Lube & Suds Car Wash

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


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

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


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

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


LCBO raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society

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


Pinning Hopes on Daffodils

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Learn about cutting-edge research and the patients who benefit

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


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

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


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

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


Award-winning band Hedley joins our fight against cancer

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


Society applauds introduction of Smoke-Free Schools Act

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Society mourns the passing of Max Keeping

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Hamilton area man trades in cigarettes for new car

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


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

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


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

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


Canadian Cancer Society declares June Relay For Life Month

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


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

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


April is Daffodil Month — LCBO stores join the fight

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


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

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


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

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


On GivingTuesday support life-saving innovative cancer research

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Lending a hand to nail breast cancer

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


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

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


Canadian Cancer Society launches Fearless Challenge at Halloween Haunt

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


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

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


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

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


Youth ‘TIFFed’ about smoking in movies

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


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

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


Two youth awarded Canadian Cancer Society scholarships

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


Are you fearless?

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


Cancer screening rates too low among LGBTQ communities

June 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society funds health initiative across Ontario


Provincial candidates from Toronto Centre riding debate party health care priorities

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


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

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


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

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



Canadian Cancer Society celebrates Ontario #tanbedban effective May 1

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



Canadian Cancer Society marks National Day of Mourning

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


Thunder Bay grand prize winner drives to tobacco-free life

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


Add "fight cancer" to your grocery list this april

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


Canadian Cancer Society announces $1.7 million towards cancer research in Ottawa

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


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

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


Canadian Cancer Society statement in support of Bill 149

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


Best chance to quit smoking. Last chance to win.

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


Nothing you can do about cancer? False!

January 2014 - Learn the truth on World Cancer Day


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

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


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

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


Stay smoke-free with these 10 holiday survival tips

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Canadian Cancer Society Empowers Women to Strike Up Conversations About Mammograms

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Canadian Cancer Society presents Awards for Excellence

May 2013 - Two Ontario scientists honoured with prestigious awards


It’s Melanoma Monday, Let’s SPOT Orange

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Does cancer treatment follow-up care help or hinder?

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


LCBO stores support Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Month

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


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

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


Unraveling The Mystery Of Brain Cancer

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


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

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


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

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


Putting colorectal cancer on the map

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


Solving the mystery of how childhood brain cancer starts

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


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

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


Canadian Cancer Society applauds move to ease family caregiver worries

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


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

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


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

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


Canadian Cancer Society reacts to Throne Speech

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Is Your Job Making You Sick?

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


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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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


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.


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

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


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

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


Canadian cancer death rate down: Lower smoking rates, better screening and treatment account for drop, but much more needs to be done to tackle leading cause of death in Canada

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


Backgrounder: Exposing the secret lives of tanning teens in Ontario

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


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

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


Candy is not dandy when it comes to tobacco products

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


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

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


April is Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month: Wear a Daffodil Pin to show support for people living with cancer

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


Canadian Cancer Society releases election policy recommendations and issues call to action

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


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

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


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

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


Canadian Cancer Society improves access to breast screening in the Northwest

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


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

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


Ontario man trades in 30 year addiction for new car

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


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

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


Canadian Cancer Society urges Spring Break vacationers to be safe in the sun

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


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

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


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

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