How your donation helps
You fund Canada’s best cancer research@(Model.HeadingTag)>
Thanks to Canadians like you, CCS has channeled over $1.4 billion to cancer research since the 1940s. At that time, only 25% of people diagnosed with cancer would live 5 years or longer. Now, 63% of people will survive at least 5 years. This improvement is due to advances in early detection and more precise, less damaging ways to deliver surgery, radiotherapy and drug therapy. CCS researchers are working hard to reduce the impact of cancer on all Canadians, throughout the entire cancer journey.
In 2019, you enabled us to invest $40.7 million in Canada’s most promising cancer research. Together, we supported 207 lead investigators and a total of 297 research projects and awards.
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About 4 in 10 of cancer cases can be prevented through healthy living and policies that protect the health of Canadians. Screening tests help find cancer before you have any symptoms and even help prevent cancer by finding changes in your body that would become cancer if left untreated. With your support, we’re getting these life-changing messages to more Canadians.
In 2020, we refreshed It’s My Life!, an interactive tool that empowers Canadians to take action to reduce their cancer risk by making simple changes.