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Our research is making an impact

Research funded by the Canadian Cancer Society is making a difference. In 2017 we invested $46.5 million in research. This has allowed our researchers to influence scientific knowledge, program delivery, government policy and clinical practice. The discoveries our researchers make will help us prevent cancer, raise survival rates and enhance quality of life.

Impact Brochure

RI_Cover_ENOur annual Research Impact brochure showcases the remarkable work made possible by your donations. With infographics, images and stories detailing results from CCS-funded research, this report sheds light on the power of research to deepen our knowledge about cancer and transform patient care.

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Cancer research highlights

Cancer research highlights

These stories highlight some of our highest impact research of the year. They demonstrate the breadth of our research across the cancer spectrum and its reach all across Canada. We thank our donors for making these important discoveries possible.

Dr Darren Brenner

Dr Darren Brenner

The impact of lifestyle and the environment on cancer

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Dr Mick Bhatia

Dr Mick Bhatia

Boosting fat cells to improve leukemia treatment

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Dr Maru Barrera

Dr Maru Barrera

Fostering friendship for childhood cancer survivors

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Dr David Huntsman and Dr Sohrab Shah

Dr Sohrad Shah

Comparing genomes between ovarian cancer subtypes

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Dr Roger Zemp

Dr Roger Zemp

Improving cancer detection with ultrasound and tiny droplets

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Dr Josie Ursini-Siegel

Dr Josie Ursini-Siegel

The tug of war between breast cancer and the immune system

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Dr Michael Taylor

Researcher Dr Michael Taylor

Same brain tumour, different genetic profiles

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Dr Alison Allan

Dr Alison Allan

How bones help breast cancers spread

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Dr Paul Demers and Dr Emile Tompa

Dr Paul Demers

The cost of asbestos-related cancers

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Dr Robert Day

Dr Robert Day

Targeting an “evil twin” enzyme in prostate cancer

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