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2020

Advocating for Canadians with cancer during COVID-19

July 2020 -

CCS calling for more paid time off work for Canadians undergoing cancer treatment


Reducing the threat of COVID-19 for people with cancer

July 2020 -

CCS funds new clinical trial testing treatment to prevent severe COVID- 19


Watermelon Greek salad

July 2020 -

Beat the summer heat with this cool and refreshing twist on a Greek salad.


Supporting the breast cancer cause virtually

July 2020 -

Starting Monday, July 6, CCS lodges welcomed guests once again


Addressing prostate cancer risk in Black men

July 2020 -

Advisory council continues work to improve awareness of prostate cancer risk and promote testing


Re-opening our doors

July 2020 -

Starting Monday, July 6, CCS lodges welcomed guests once again


Be sun safe to help reduce your skin cancer risk

July 2020 -

5 sun safety tips you may not know about


New report shows how the Employment Insurance Sickness Benefit can be improved

June 2020 -

A new report released today by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in partnership with a number of other health organizations outlines 10 key recommendations to improve the Employment Insurance (EI) Sickness Benefit, including an extension of the benefit from 15 to at least 26 weeks. The report is a guiding light for government policy-making and provides a consensus of what experts feel is needed to improve the benefit for Canadians who rely on it when they become seriously ill or injured.


When a helpline becomes a “lifeline”

June 2020 -

These days, your support has never been so valued. It helps us put resources toward handling the increased volume of calls we are receiving during the pandemic.


Saving lives through research

June 2020 -

Remarkable breakthroughs are taking place in the labs of some of Canada’s best and brightest researchers. Your support is funding exploration into many new and promising treatments for women with breast cancer.


Public Statement of Solidarity

June 2020 -

Systemic racism impacts the people we serve, the research we fund, and the experiences of employees, volunteers and supporters of the Canadian Cancer Society. There are deep disparities in cancer risk, cancer care and in cancer research, with life and death consequences that cannot be ignored.


New research improves quality of life

June 2020 -

Your generosity is providing hope to people facing acute leukemia. With your support, Dr Gary Rodin and Dr Camilla Zimmermann discovered ways to reduce and prevent suffering in patients – and improve their overall quality of life.


Study finds way to delay prostate cancer spread

June 2020 -

A first-of-its-kind study, made possible with your support of CCS, is helping to guide treatment for men with hormone-resistant metastatic prostate cancer.


Q&A with Dr Bray

June 2020 -

Your support funds research into all types of cancer that impacts people in communities across Canada. Dr Judy Bray, Vice President of Research, explains how this happens.


The remarkable power of one person: you!

June 2020 -

It’s true: one person really can create powerful change. You helped fund groundbreaking research, contributed to enhanced screening and early detection, and invested in lifesaving treatment.


Making strides in breast cancer research

June 2020 -

Thanks to a CCS grant you made possible, researchers have new insight into how triple-negative breast cancer spreads in women – a first step toward better prevention and treatment.


Clicking with an online community

June 2020 -

When a cancer diagnosis left Wes Tanney feeling anxious and alone, he found support through a CCS online community you helped to fund. Thanks to you, Wes connected with others on similar cancer journeys – and found the confidence he needed to move forward.


Go Plaid for Dad this June 19

June 2020 -

Connect with your colleagues and support groundbreaking prostate cancer research with the power of plaid!


Using molecules to understand prostate cancer’s progression

June 2020 -

A study funded by CCS has discovered that when people with prostate cancer have too high or too low levels of a particular molecule in their tumour, they are more likely to have negative outcomes This research could lead to better ways to detect prostate cancer earlier and predict whether the cancer will come back and spread, allowing doctors to create more personalized treatment strategies for people with prostate cancer.


Providing a powerful support system

May 2020 -

CCS-funded lodge provides a home-away-from-home during cancer treatment


Creating community and connection through virtual fundraising

May 2020 -

Researchers uncover best treatment plan for people with metastatic prostate cancer


Reduce your cancer risk during COVID 19

May 2020 -

Healthy habits you can try at home


Raspberry poppyseed salad

May 2020 -

Celebrate the season with this vibrant and refreshing salad


Standing up for the health of Canadians

May 2020 -

CCS working with government to ensure needs of cancer patients are not forgotten


Innovations in infant brain cancer

May 2020 -

A study funded by CCS has significantly advanced precision medicine for infants with one of the most common types of brain tumour.


Transforming prostate cancer care

March 2020 -

Researchers uncover best treatment plan for people with metastatic prostate cancer


Overnight oats

March 2020 -

Embrace Nutrition Month by preparing this portable and delicious oatmeal!


Sit less and move more

March 2020 -

Make movement part of your daily routine with these helpful tips.


Hope and healing through the Lodge that Gives

March 2020 -

CCS-funded lodge provides a home-away-from-home during cancer treatment


An easier journey

March 2020 -

The road to recovery can be filled with obstacles – some unexpected. For Barb, it was finding a way to get to her treatment appointments. Through the CCS transportation service that you help fund, Barb got the rides – and peace of mind – she needed.


Warm lodge sparks hope

March 2020 -

When Sharon had to travel far from home to receive treatment, she was worried about leaving her family behind. Because of your support, Sharon was able to stay at a CCS lodge where she found a safe space to heal, a circle of friendship, and the warmth of a home away from home.


Saving lives through research

March 2020 -

Remarkable breakthroughs are taking place in the labs of some of Canada’s best and brightest researchers. Your support is funding exploration into many new and promising treatments for women with breast cancer.


Finding a place to call home

March 2020 -

Sometimes, home is not just a place, it’s a feeling. Thanks to you, when Harland had to travel far from home for cancer treatment, he felt all of the warmth of our CCS lodge, with its new friendships, compassionate staff – and delicious brownies.


Diving into Summer Camp

March 2020 -

When you helped send five-year-old Talia and her family to CCS’ Camp Goodtimes, you showed them that life is bigger than cancer. You gave them time to focus less on a diagnosis and more on campfires, nature, and personal connections.


Trailblazing research benefits babies

March 2020 -

A groundbreaking research study – made possible with your support – means new hope for babies with a common type of brain tumour. Dr Cynthia Hawkins and her team are working to minimize toxic therapies and maximize children’s chances.