60% of high-priority research goes unfunded.
Some imaging tests and some types of cancer treatment use ionizing radiation. Many Canadians are concerned about the use of medical radiation. But the minimal risks from how these technologies are used today must be weighed against their benefits, which are often life-saving.
Even though we are high school students, we were able to raise so much money for the Canadian Cancer Society. It just goes to show what can happen when a small group of people come together for a great cause.
Making progress in the cancer fight
The 5-year cancer survival rate has increased from 25% in the 1940s to 60% today.