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2012

The Canadian Cancer Society is investing nearly $1 million in Quebec to help adolescents quit smoking

November 2012 - A team led by Dr Jennifer O’Loughlin, a researcher with the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) will receive $970,000 in funding from the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute for a four-year study focussing on improving smoking cessation interventions aimed at adolescents aged 12 to 17.


Quebec last by far: 89,000 children are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke

October 2012 - A simple gesture can protect them and prevent them from experiencing serious health problems


Lise Dion gets on screen to talk to 400,000 Quebec women who do not get screened for breast cancer regularly

September 2012 - To promote the mammogram and tell women the Thingamaboob “It’s not just cute. It can save lives”, Lise Dion this evening launched a two-minute long comedy video clip. Written by Marc Brunet and directed by Ricardo Trogi, this video promotes the keychain reminder and the mammogram among women aged 50 years and above.


Canadian Cancer Society Applauds Federal Government for Taking a Stand Against Asbestos

September 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds the Federal Government for its announcement today that it will no longer oppose the inclusion of chrysotile asbestos in the Rotterdam Convention, an international list of hazardous substances.


Discovering new genetic causes of breast cancer

July 2012 - Innovative research is casting light on new causes of unexplained familial cancers.


Canadian Cancer Society Appoints New Chair

June 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Généreux as national chair, effective June 17, 2012. Mr Généreux, a lawyer in Montreal, will lead the Society’s national Board of Directors, composed of volunteers from across Canada.


The Canadian Cancer Society applauds the Quebec government’s decision to sue the tobacco industry

June 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division commends the Quebec government’s long-awaited decision to engage in litigation against tobacco-product manufacturers to recover smoking-related healthcare costs. The $60-billion lawsuit is the largest of its kind ever brought against the tobacco industry in Canada.


Passage of Bill 74 to prevent skin cancers caused by artificial tanning

June 2012 - It’s with great pleasure that the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division welcomes the passage of Bill 74 that will from now on prohibit the sale of tanning services to young people under 18 years of age. The CCS would like to congratulate and thank Health Minister Dr Yves Bolduc for this important step and all of Quebec’s elected leaders who voted unanimously for this new legislation.


Finally, legislation that protects minors from artificial tanning - The Canadian Cancer Society salutes Minister Bolduc for his leadership

May 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division would like to congratulate Quebec’s Health Minister, Dr. Yves Bolduc, for his leadership and the Quebec government for its decision to ban the sale of tanning services to youths aged under 18 years. Following Nova Scotia and British Columbia, Quebec is the third province to introduce this type of legislation.


Canadian Cancer Statistics, 2012 - Cancer death rate down but increase in new cases

May 2012 - The cancer death rate is going down in Canada, resulting in nearly 100,000 lives saved in 20 years (from 1988 to 2007). These are two of the findings contained in Canadian Cancer Statistics, 2012, a report released today by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.


Canadian Cancer Society’s 2012 Daffodil Ball $1,67 million will go to fighting cancer

April 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society — Quebec Division, is proud to announce that the Daffodil Ball, a glamorous event held last night in Montreal with Alice in Wonderland as its theme and attended by 700 prestigious guests has raised $1.67 million, which will be used in the fight against cancer.


Dr Nada Jabado receives Canadian Cancer Society’s William E. Rawls Prize

April 2012 - On April 24, during a ceremony at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Mary Argent-Katwala, Director of Research at the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, presented the William E. Rawls Prize to Dr Nada Jabado, researcher at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at McGill University.


April is Daffodil Month at the Canadian Cancer Society - Who are you fighting for?

March 2012 - April is Daffodil Month. This spring, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) would like Quebec to be covered in yellow, and this morning, launched a vast solidarity movement in the Montreal métro to encourage people in Quebec to support those living with cancer. Nothing is simpler than taking part in it! People in Quebec are asked to wear a daffodil during the month of April in support of those living with cancer.


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Response to the findings of the Quebec College of Physicians’ review of mammograms

March 2012 - It is the view of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) that the Quebec College of Physicians report issued this morning following a quality review of over 22,000 mammograms requires immediate attention. The report’s conclusions point to weaknesses in our healthcare system as well as the need for vigilance where access to care is concerned.


2012-2013 Quebec Budget – Reaction from the CCS

March 2012 - Cancer is the leading cause of mortality and one of the most frequently occurring illnesses in our lives. The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division had hoped that the budget would contain five important measures that would have made the fight against cancer more effective and provided greater support to people living with the disease and their families.


Health and Social Services Committee report in favour of the prohibition of artificial tanning for minors

March 2012 - The Committee on Health and Social Services made public yesterday its report on the study of the CCS’s petition on artificial tanning. The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased that the Committee is in favour of the prohibition of the sale of tanning services to youth and of a register of all businesses that provide artificial tanning services. The Committee also recognizes the health risks posed by tanning beds and their carcinogenic effects, and highlights the many gaps in terms of regulating this industry.


Experts from the Jewish General Hospital to host CIHR Café scientifique about blood clots on Thursday March 29

March 2012 - Too many patients with cancer develop blood clots in the deep veins of their legs and lungs (known as venous thrombosis) that can delay and complicate their cancer treatments. A panel of thrombosis experts from the Jewish General Hospital will present a free CIHR Café scientifique on this topic on Thursday March 29, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Java U Côtes-des-Neiges (5620 Cote-des-Neiges, corner Dupuis).


$27-billion lawsuit against tobacco companies launched

March 2012 - An important day for justice, truth and health of Quebecers, according to the Canadian Cancer Society


Could “Feeding” Cancer Stop It From Spreading? Canadian Cancer Society Gives Green Light to Innovative Research Ideas

February 2012 - Society announces $4.5 million in new funding for 23 high-risk, high-reward innovation grants


New, Larger Cigarette Package Health Warnings Appearing on Store Shelves

February 2012 - New, larger graphic picture warnings on cigarette packages showing the negative health effects of smoking are beginning to appear in retail stores across Canada. The new graphic warnings will now cover more of the package (75 per cent of the front and back), up from the current 50 per cent, putting Canada among countries with the largest health warnings in the world.


12th edition - Shave-O-Thon Cops for cancer - Solidarity 911

February 2012 - Take part in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Shave-O-thon Cops for Cancer and meet the Alouettes and our spokeperson Julie Perreault!


The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) before the Health Committee: The CCS calls for a law on artificial tanning this spring

February 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) appeared today before the Committee on Health and Social Services, which had a mandate to study its petition on skin cancer and artificial tanning. The CCS maintains that the unrestricted sale of artificial tanning services and their easy access for young and vulnerable clients are incompatible with their extremely harmful health consequences.


February 4th is World Cancer Day

February 2012 - Each year the World Health Organization (WHO), along with the International Union Against Cancer, reminds everyone on World Cancer Day that the disease is the leading cause of death in the world.


In 10 years, more than 170,000 requests have been processed by the Ligne j’Arrête smokers’ helpline.

January 2012 - The Ligne j’Arrête smokers’ helpline received its first call at the beginning of January 2002. Ten years and some 170,000 requests later, more than 95,000 people have used this support service to stop smoking, plan their smoking cessation, help a loved one quit, obtain information on smoking, or learn about the Quit to Win! Challenge.