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Our research is making an impact

Research funded by the Canadian Cancer Society is making a difference. In 2016 we invested $40 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 Report

Research Impact Report 2016 - Cover

The annual Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) Research Impact Report showcases the remarkable work made possible by your donations. With lively infographics, images and stories detailing results from Society-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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Top 10 Canadian Cancer Society–funded research stories of 2016

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.

Canadian Cancer Trials Group

Canadian Cancer Trials Group researcher Dr Christopher O’Callaghan

Improving glioblastoma survival in the elderly

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Dr Michael Chaiton

Researcher Dr Michael Chaiton

Understanding how many tries it takes to quit smoking

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Dr David Malkin

Researcher Dr David Malkin

Boosting patient survival with screening

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Dr Michael Taylor

Researcher Dr Michael Taylor

Changing genetics in childhood brain cancer

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Dr Trang Hoang

Researcher Dr Trang Hoang

Targeting resistant cells in childhood leukemia

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Dr Jean Marshall

Researcher Dr Jean Marshall

A promising new strategy to block breast cancer

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Canadian Cancer Trials Group

Canadian Cancer Trials Group researcher Dr Wendy Parulekar

Extending hormone therapy to keep breast cancer at bay

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Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control

Researcher Dr Stuart Peacock

A new standard in leukemia testing

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Dr Réjean Lapointe

Researcher Dr Réjean Lapointe

A gel to improve immunotherapy

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Dr Camilla Zimmermann

Dr Camilla Zimmermann

A need to change the stigma of palliative care

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