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June

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.