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More skin cancer survivors need to practice sun safety

It is that time of the year when Canadian “snowbirds” flock down south for warmer weather and sunshine. Hopefully, they will remember to pack their sunscreen and sunglasses alongside their swimsuits and practice sun safety.

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Immunotherapy shows promise for mesothelioma

According to a recent clinical trial, exploiting the immune system to fight cancer offers some benefit for people living with the most common form of mesothelioma. The study found that patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma lived longer after receiving an immunotherapy drug called pembrolizumab (brand name: Keytruda).

Help bring new therapies to the clinic by participating in clinical trials

The Canadian Cancer Society, with the help of our donors, supports cancer clinical trials across the country, aiming to test new ways to prevent cancer, improve survival and enhance quality of those living with cancer.

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Why are brain cancers hard-to-treat?

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Finding new treatments for brain cancer

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Immunotherapy overview
Boosting the immune system to target cancer

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Researchers uncover how pancreatic cancer forms and spreads

Pancreatic cancer remains a hard-to-treat cancer with only an 8% chance of surviving 5 years after diagnosis.

Why are colorectal cancer rates in young adults on the rise?

Read a Global News article on new research relating to rising colorectal cancer rates in young Americans and whether similar trends are being found in Canada.

Genetic testing often overlooked for women at high risk of developing cancer

Read a CTV News article on new research focused on women who are at high risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.

Global smoking rates have dropped 2.5% in 10 years, but more work needs to be done

An international tobacco treaty has helped to reduce smoking rates by 2.5% worldwide over 10 years. However, more work needs to be done.

The effects of sugary drinks on our health and what can be done

Read about the latest Canadian research on the health effects of sugary drinks and what can be done.

Young cancer patients often struggle to lead a normal social life

Read about research relating to the social well being of childhood and young adult cancer patients.