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2013

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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




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.


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.