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Research news


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


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


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