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News


Canadian Cancer Society-Nova Scotia Division congratulates volunteer and supporter, Maike Van Niekerk

November 2016 -

Maike Van Niekerk, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing student at Dalhousie University, is one of 11 students from Canada to receive the $100,000 scholarship to Oxford University.


Supporting Canada's youngest cancer fighters

September 2016 -

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.


Society-funded cancer researchers appointed to Order of Canada

July 2016 -

Dr Eduardo Franco, Dr Philippe Gros, Dr Gerald Batist and Dr Mark Levine receive prestigious national honours on the eve of Canada Day.


Society-funded research could mean earlier detection for oral cancer

April 2016 -

Many oral cancer diagnoses are not made early enough for successful treatment.


20 years of being here for all Canadians

March 2016 -

Please support the Society’s Cancer Information Service this Daffodil Month


Get friendly with fibre this March

March 2016 -

Reduce your colorectal cancer risk by filling up on fibre.


February 4, 2016 is World Cancer Day

February 2016 -

The Society is proud to support World Cancer Day - a global initiative where the world unites in the fight against cancer, bringing awareness of efforts to reduce the global burden of cancer.


Helping Canadians breathe easier

January 2016 -

National Non-Smoking Week 2016: January 17–23.


10 ways to prevent cancer in 2016

January 2016 -

Follow our 10 tips for cancer prevention to be your healthiest in 2016.

 


A holiday surprise for a family coping with cancer

December 2015 -

Society employees, community members and high school students surprise family with carols and holiday cheer.


Holiday wishes from Brett Kissel

December 2015 -

Brett Kissel takes a break from his tour to wish the Canadian Cancer Society and its supporters a very happy holiday season.


A big thank you to our donors!

December 2015 -

Your support in 2015 has meant the world to us! Every single dollar counts as we work toward eradicating cancer and enhancing the quality of life of people living with cancer.


During the holidays and throughout the year, we're here for you

December 2015 -

The Society is here to help. We offer support and information for people with cancer and their family, friends and caregivers all year round.


Could semen save your prostate?

November 2015 -

How one researcher is working to refine the screening process for prostate cancer.


Federal election 2015

September 2015


Golf Fore the Cure

February 2015


World’s ugliest animal provides cancer clues

September 2014 -

New study investigates cancer-resistant jelly


Society researchers present at prestigious international conference

June 2014 -

Findings from clinical trials could lead to changes in treatment


Taking it personally

March 2014 -

Join our first research tweet chat on April 1


What’s truth and what’s fiction when it comes to cancer?

February 2014 -

Today is World Cancer Day and the Canadian Cancer Society wants to help raise awareness and debunk the myths that surround this terrible disease.


Research news digest

January 2014 -

Tobacco, Hippos and treating brain cancer


Halifax Pride Get Screened Event

July 2013 -

The Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division took part in Halifax Pride Week with a “Get Screened” booth as a reminder to get regular screenings. 


Super resolution microscope brings cells to life

November 2012 -

First super resolution microscope in Canada used to discover how cells divide


Improving palliative care for cancer patients

November 2012 -

Study shows need for earlier referrals to palliative care services


MAGIC team of scientists find new strategies for treating childhood brain cancer

August 2012 -

Study looks at personalized treatment options for childhood brain cancer


New study on chemotherapy drugs

August 2012 -

Scientists use microscopic screening to improve drug therapies for patients


Dr Abhijit Guha receives 2011 Medal of Courage

April 2012 -

Neurosurgeon and cancer researcher honoured posthumously


Canadian Cancer Society innovation

March 2012 -

The Canadian Cancer Society Innovation Grants received 2 mentions in the March 6 Senate Debates


New research points to better treatments for childhood brain cancer

February 2012 -

Study explains why some treatments don’t work


Breast cancer prevention drug may decrease bone density

February 2012 -

Study shows drug may cause bone loss in some postmenopausal women


Increase in thyroid cancer rates studied

February 2012 -

High body mass index may boost risk, Society researchers find


Top research stories of 2011

January 2012 -

Society-funded researchers making important discoveries


Combined therapy helps prostate cancer patients live longer

November 2011 -

Study finds radiation and hormone therapy best treatment for aggressive prostate cancer


Society-funded research making an impact across Canada and around the world

June 2011 -

Research selected the best of the best at prestigious scientific meeting


Top 10 Canadian Cancer Society-funded research stories of 2010

January 2011 -

Canadian Cancer Society-funded researchers continue to discover ways to reduce cancer incidence and mortality and enhance the quality of life for Canadians living with and beyond cancer


Remembering cancer research pioneer

January 2011 -

Ernest McCulloch was one of the fathers of stem cell research


Cancer in young people

November 2010 -

Canadian Cancer Society led research says that young people with cancer (aged 15-29) have made impressive gains in survival


Canadian Cancer Society-funded researchers discovering ways to personalize cancer treatments

September 2010 -

Research findings point to potential new treatments for medulloblastoma and lung cancer


Canadian Cancer Society-funded researchers among the best in Canada

August 2010 -

Researchers are making a bigger scientific impact, study shows


Combined radiation and hormone therapy best treatment for aggressive prostate cancer

June 2010 -

Society-funded clinical trial finds combined treatment helps patients live longer


Common virus may yield new treatment for prostate cancer

March 2010 -

Society-funded researchers first to discover cancer-fighting properties of common virus


Canadian Cancer Society the largest cancer research funder in the voluntary sector

October 2009 -

New report shows Society-funded research represents more than 10% of overall cancer research investment in Canada


Shorter course of radiation therapy works for women with early-stage breast cancer

September 2008 -

Study shows shorter, more intense radiation schedule as effective as standard, longer treatment


Investment in cancer research

August 2008 -

Society welcomes report from Canadian Cancer Research Alliance


Gene signature may identify which lung cancer patients will benefit from chemotherapy, research finds

June 2008 -

Finding may identify which patients will benefit from chemotherapy


New results from breast cancer clinical trial show non-breast cancer related causes account for most deaths

February 2008 -

Findings show women need to be monitored for risk for non-cancer related conditions


Environmental toxins double risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, study finds

February 2008 -

Researchers find increased levels of toxins in blood samples from NHL patients


Stem cell “niche” discovery holds promise for new treatments

September 2007 -

Society researchers make important stem cell discovery


Canadian Cancer Society researcher discovers tumour suppressing gene

August 2007 -

Dr Poul Sorensen finds novel gene that helps stop growth of cancer cells


Canadian Cancer Society researchers present at international conference

June 2007 -

Research focused on new ways to treat a variety of cancers including breast, prostate, lung and gastrointestinal cancers