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Our research is making an impact
Research funded by the Canadian Cancer Society is making a difference. In 2017 we invested $46.5 million in research. This has allowed our researchers to influence scientific knowledge, program delivery, government policy and clinical practice. The discoveries our researchers make will help us prevent cancer, raise survival rates and enhance quality of life.
Our annual Research Impact brochure showcases the remarkable work made possible by your donations. With infographics, images and stories detailing results from CCS-funded research, this report sheds light on the power of research to deepen our knowledge about cancer and transform patient care.
Cancer research highlights
These stories highlight some of our highest impact research of the year. They demonstrate the breadth of our research across the cancer spectrum and its reach all across Canada. We thank our donors for making these important discoveries possible.
Dr Darren Brenner
The impact of lifestyle and the environment on cancer
Dr Mick Bhatia
Boosting fat cells to improve leukemia treatment
Dr Maru Barrera
Fostering friendship for childhood cancer survivors
Dr David Huntsman and Dr Sohrab Shah
Comparing genomes between ovarian cancer subtypes
Dr Roger Zemp
Improving cancer detection with ultrasound and tiny droplets
Dr Josie Ursini-Siegel
The tug of war between breast cancer and the immune system
Dr Michael Taylor
Same brain tumour, different genetic profiles
Dr Alison Allan
How bones help breast cancers spread
Dr Paul Demers and Dr Emile Tompa
The cost of asbestos-related cancers
Dr Robert Day
Targeting an “evil twin” enzyme in prostate cancer