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2015

Passage of An Act to bolster tobacco control in Quebec A major gain in the fight against cancer

November 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division welcomes the passage of An Act to bolster tobacco control with immense satisfaction after a long wait of five years.


The Canadian Cancer Society and the Cole Foundation launch a $3 million partnership that will create a better convergence among Montreal research centres specializing in pediatric cancer

November 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division and the Cole Foundation announced today the launch of a unique partnership project to fund research on leukemia and lymphoma in children and young adults.


Plan for the development of palliative care in Quebec - The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates the Health Minister for his commitment to palliative care

November 2015 - For the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division, the five year plan for palliative care tabled today by the Couillard government marks an important step for better access to this service. The plan in general aims for a better quality of life for all Quebecers, for which the CCS would like to congratulate the government.


FAQs about radon

November 2015 - Radon is a radioactive gas formed from uranium present naturally in the earth’s crust. Radon is found in the soil, all over the earth’s surface. The quantity of radon in the soil can vary significantly from one place to another.


The Canadian Cancer Society wants to inform Quebecers about the risks associated with radon, the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking

November 2015 - November is Radon Awareness Month. The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) would like to remind homeowners that radon is a naturally occurring carcinogenic gas that has no smell, colour or taste. November and subsequent winter months are an ideal period to test for radon in the house so that remedial measures can then be taken if the level is too high.


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Trottibus, the Walking School Bus, is expanding in Quebec and to other parts of Canada

October 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society – Quebec Division’s Trottibus Walking School Bus, winner of The Play Exchange’s grand prize, is expanding. From now on, it will be offered across Quebec and in other areas of the country.


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Paws for Hope: It pays to walk! More than $100,000 raised in 5 cities across Quebec

October 2015 - From September to the beginning of October, nearly 530 dogs and their masters participated in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Paws for Hope walkathon, a fundraising activity that contributes to saving more lives, one step at a time. In total, $101,526.38 was raised in 5 cities across Quebec.


Consideration of Bill 44: for the Canadian Cancer Society, bolstering tobacco control is the best way to fight against cancer

September 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division appeared today before the Committee on Health and Social Services on the last day of the hearings on Bill 44, An Act to bolster tobacco control.


Top 10 research projects to save more lives

July 2015 - Your donations make it possible for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) to fund more research on more cancers than any other charity in the country. In 2014, we invested $37 million in research, $7 million of which was in Quebec.


The Canadian Cancer Society highlights the outstanding courage and resilience of Martha Moore from Gatineau and Sylvain Poissant from Montreal

June 2015 - During the 2015 Relay For Life closing ceremony in Montreal on June 19, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) awarded Martha Moore and Sylvain Poissant its highest national distinction: the Medal of Courage.


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life raises over $12 million to save more lives

June 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society’s 94 Relay For Life events, which took place across Quebec, raised $12,183,695 to help save more lives through prevention, research and support.


Class action against tobacco companies: Canadian Cancer Society hails landmark ruling

June 2015 - The class action suit against the tobacco manufacturers has just been granted $15.5 billion in damages and interest to the victims. The Canadian Cancer Society hails this landmark ruling.


Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015. Quebec will see a 35% rise in the number of cancer cases by 2030. To save more lives, early detection, access to treatment and investments in research must be prioritized

May 2015 - The number of new cancer cases will rise at least 35% (nearly 40% nationally) in the next 15 years, according to a new report – Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015 – released by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.


May 2015 - Media backgrounder: Canadian Cancer Statistics. Predictions of the future burden of cancer in Canada

May 2015 - Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015 was released today by the Canadian Cancer Society, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada. The report includes a special topic chapter on predictions of the future burden of cancer in Canada.


Media backgrounder Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015 Cancer in Canada: Fast facts

May 2015 - The number of new cancer cases and cancer deaths continues to rise steadily as the Canadian population grows and ages.


The Canadian Cancer Society awards the 2015 CCS Grant for palliative care outreach to Serge Dumont

May 2015 - On the occasion of the 25th annual Réseau de soins palliatifs du Québec (RSPQ) conference, which was held in Rivière-du-Loup on May 14 and 15, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), in partnership with the RSPQ, proudly presented the 2015 CCS Grant for palliative care outreach to Serge Dumont and his collaborators for their Living the End of Life at Home project.


SPVM chief Marc Parent and 50 other police officers shave their heads to support people living with cancer - More than $80,000 raised to help save more lives

May 2015 - Marc Parent, and 50 other police officers who are all members of Quebec’s various police forces, including seven other directors, had their heads shaved to raise $100,000.00 for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).


The daffodil: a small flower for a great cause with a big payoff!

May 2015 - The sale of fresh daffodils, the symbol of life and hope of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), has managed to raise nearly $2.1 million for prevention, research and support, which is $80,000 more than last year.


An amendment to the law will save thousands of lives - The Tobacco Act: the Canadian Cancer Society congratulates Minister Lucie Charlebois

May 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) applauds the tabling of the bill to amend the Tobacco Act and congratulates Minister Delegate for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection and Public Health Lucie Charlebois, who is finally tackling an industry whose products kill half of all users, leading to about 10,000 deaths per year, which are all preventable.


More palliative care for everyone, everywhere and earlier - The Canadian Cancer Society conveys the demands of more than 34,000 people to Dr Barrette

April 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division recently delivered by hand to Health Minister Dr Gaétan Barrette 34,000 postcards resulting from a campaign in Quebec demanding more palliative care for everyone, everywhere and earlier in the cancer journey.


A third of Quebecers living with cancer need to travel for their treatment - The Jacques-Cantin Lodge is celebrating its 25th anniversary

April 2015 - In the spring of 1990, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Jacques-Cantin Lodge welcomed its first guests. Now, 25 years later, this lodge, which is open seven days a week, receives more than 600 autonomous persons (patients and caregivers) from outside of Montreal as they come into the city for their cancer treatment.


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Ball - More than $1.5 million raised for the fight against cancer

April 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division, is proud to announce that the Daffodil Ball, a gala evening held on April 16 in Montreal with 600 prestigious guests in attendance, has helped us raise $1.565 million that will be used in the fight against cancer.


Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute report - $7 million invested in Quebec: 100 projects, 5 centres and 71 research teams

April 2015 - On the occasion of Daffodil Month, the CCS is releasing its 2014 Research Impact Report, which features the work of researchers across the country, showcasing the reach of the research funded by the CCS.


A small flower for a great cause - The Canadian Cancer Society’s daffodils will be on sale from March 26 to 29

March 2015 - As April, which is Daffodil Month, approaches, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) will, from March 26 to 29, sell a small flower for a great cause: the daffodil, a symbol of life and hope.


Why do some people never get cancer? Innovative Canadian Cancer Society study of Quebec and other provinces “super seniors" aims to find out.

March 2015 - He’s 106, but Dr Robert Wiener isn’t ready to slow down. He’s on his exercise bike every day, and does 2 exercise classes a week, plus yoga and tai chi.


Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: delay in implementing organized screening - The Canadian Cancer Society asks the Health Ministry to submit a timetable as soon as possible for the implementation of an organized program for colorectal cancer screening!

March 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) would like to take the opportunity to press the government for the speedy implementation of the Programme québécois de dépistage du cancer colorectal (PQDCCR).



How many cancers are due to our lifestyle? - A new Canadian Cancer Society study on avoidable risk factors will be conducted in Quebec and the rest of the country

February 2015 - A new Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) study, in which Quebec researcher Dr Eduardo Franco from McGill University is participating, will help determine the number of cancer cases that could be avoided by improving our lifestyles and reducing our exposure to environmental carcinogens.