TORONTO, ON, February 28, — Advocates pressing for federal investment to address ovarian cancer are today re-iterating the need for specific and targeted investments in ovarian cancer research. Fifty-six per cent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer do not live to see another five years, making ovarian cancer the most fatal gynecological cancer in Canada. CIHR is the federal agency responsible for allocating funds for health research.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund is dedicated to providing breast cancer patients with the short-term financial support they need to focus, simply and solely, on fighting their disease. There is a lack of awareness about the unexpected costs associated with a breast cancer diagnosis and for many patients who were already struggling to make ends meet before they were diagnosed, the economic impact of their diagnosis can be devastating. Many Canadians do not have private insurance coverage for short or long term disability through their workplace.
The Canadian Cancer Society is Canada's largest national cancer charity and the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada. The idea to form the Canadian Cancer Society originally came from the Saskatchewan Medical Association inwhen they formed Canada's first cancer committee. Inthe National Study Committee recommended the formation of new organization, which was later called Canadian Cancer Society for the control of cancer.
September - Research is enabling precision medicine to change the future for an increasing number of Canadians facing blood cancer diagnoses. June - CCS outlines three specific recommendations that will directly support people living with cancer, and also prevent more people from ever being diagnosed. June - Canadian Cancer Society calls for immediate action by federal and provincial governments. May - First of its kind Canadian study explores modifiable cancer risk factors and finds about 4 in 10 cancer cases can be prevented.
I was encouraged to cross-post my answers here and am enthusiastically doing so in case anyone interested missed it over there here is my TalkAboutHealth page and the original posts. Below you will find some of the answers to questions posed about research funding and dollar allocation. In the next post I will amalgamate a few more questions about clinical trials.
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The Public Health Agency of Canada funds programs that contribute to the larger strategy of preventing chronic diseases in Canada by increasing knowledge and awareness of cancer risk factors, enhancing early detection and screening for cancer, better managing cancer care, supporting those who have cancer and encouraging the use of public health best practices and intervention models in communities. The Agency provides funding to support cancer-related projects that begin as ideas in communities and result in promising and best practices that could be used in other parts of the country. The Agency consults with stakeholders in the cancer community to shape each solicitation to meet the most pressing needs.
Donate Now. Cancer can be expensive, and not all costs are covered by the healthcare system. Major out-of-pocket expenses can include drugs, medical equipment, transportation, hotels, meals, parking, vehicle repairs, fuel, home care, and child care. The financial burden can be compounded when a patient or a caregiver cannot work.
We raise money to fund patient-focused research for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Society of Canada was established in by Lawrence and Kay Greenaway, in memory of their daughter Pam who died of breast cancer at 38 years old. They positively transformed their deep loss into a mission to raise money to fund research to cure this devastating disease.
Vigorous patient advocacy over the past 25 years has pushed funding for breast cancer research in Canada to the top of the charts, outstripping the amounts devoted to research into other cancers. But Canadian data that compare cancer burden with research spending also reveal relative underfunding of cancers with higher death rates, such as lung and colorectal cancers, the first and second leading cause of cancer deaths in Canada. Also relatively underfunded are those cancers, such as pancreatic, stomach and esophageal cancer, which are more likely to be fatal. Inthe five-year survival for pancreatic cancer was 6 per cent, and for lung cancer 16 per cent, according to Statistics Canada.