About our research
Investing in the best research has led to tremendous progress against cancer. We know more about what causes cancer, how it develops, how best to treat it and how we can improve the quality of life of people living with cancer. Today, about 60% of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least 5 years after their diagnosis. In the 1940s, survival was about 25%.
In 2016–2017, the Canadian Cancer Society funded $40 million in leading-edge research supporting more than 340 projects across the country, thanks to our donors. As the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada, we are leading the fight against cancer.
Search our database of research projects currently funded by the Canadian Cancer Society.
We realize that our efforts cannot even be compared to what women face when they hear the words ... ‘you have cancer.’
Together we can reduce the burden of cancer
Last year, we only had the resources available to fund 40% of high-priority research projects. Imagine the impact we could have if we were able to fund 100%.