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  • Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017

    Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017

    Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to a new report Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017released today by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.

    Lung cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer overall (14% of all cancers diagnosed) and the leading cause of cancer death, causing more cancer deaths among Canadians (21,100) than colorectal, breast and prostate cancer combined (18,500)

    Tobacco use causes more than 85% of lung cancer cases
    Between 1989 and 2012, it is estimated that 31,660 lung cancer deaths have been avoided as a result of cancer prevention and control efforts.

    Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017: media fact sheet

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  • National Cancer Survivors Day

    National Cancer Survivors Day

    Lung Cancer Canada celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day by recognizing survivors, family, friends and medical professionals who personify hope! Help celebrate #NCSD by reading inspirational stories of lung cancer survivors. #HOPEUnites #CancerChanged

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  • The Fundraising Complex

    The Fundraising Complex

    “It was almost like you have to say, ‘By the way, it wasn’t his fault that he got this disease.’” - Maria Amaral

    Lung is the deadliest cancer, accounting for one-quarter of cancer deaths by killing 20,000 Canadians each year — more than breast, colorectal and prostate cancers combined. But it doesn’t get a run for a cure or a dedicated day when professional athletes wear dedicated colours to raise awareness.

    Yet when it comes to Canadian research funding the numbers are flipped. Lung cancer receives about six per cent, while breast cancer gets more than a quarter of dollars raised.

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  • Volunteer Week

    Volunteer Week

    Lung Cancer Canada is celebrating Volunteer Week by thanking Canada’s 12.7 million #volunteers! We've had the pleasure of working with many GREAT volunteers who give up their time to help support lung cancer patients, their families and promote lung cancer awareness.  For that we say THANK YOU!!

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  • Geoffrey Ogram Memorial Research Fund

    Geoffrey Ogram Memorial Research Fund

    The Geoffrey Ogram Memorial Research Fund has been established to foster innovative research in lung cancer.

    Being a never-smoker, Geoffrey Ogram was shocked to receive a diagnosis of lung cancer in 2010. Despite two years of non-progression, successful surgery and targeted therapy, Geoffrey passed away on Friday April 15th, 2016. Geoffrey was a tireless activist for lung cancer awareness and research.

    $55,465.00 raised to date
    Goal: $100,000

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  • INESSS in Quebec Approves Opdivo as Exceptional Drug Status

    INESSS in Quebec Approves Opdivo as Exceptional Drug Status

    Immunotherapy Opdivo (nivolumab) has been approved with Exceptional Drug Status in Quebec for the treatment of NSCLC!

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