The Research you fund

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Presenting you the 2022 SNGS grantees

Canada, 2022
everydaycancerheroFuture in researchResearch

Unique of its kind, the Scholarship for the Next Generation of Scientists (SNGS) offers bridge financing between postdoctoral work and an independent research position ($170,000 over three years). This opportunity is extremely valuable as it represents a launch pad for the most talented researchers to gradually and effectively establishing their independence in a recognized Canadian … Read more

Three of the 2022 grantees

Canada, 2022
everydaycancerheroFuture in researchResearch

Since the Cancer Research Society was founded, thousands of researchers have received a grant or scholarship for their cancer-related research project.   For those researchers, these funds have huge impacts and generate positive repercussions for several years, both because of breakthroughs that are made over time and because of the careers that are propelled by them.   … Read more

We need you!

Laura, Ami, B.V. & Franco, Canada
Future in researchNon classéResearch

It’s on World Health Day that the Cancer Research Society launched its spring 2022 digital fundraising campaign under the theme “We need you! “. More than ever, researchers need funding since cancer remains the leading cause of death in Canada. The Society team wishes to raise awareness among Canadians of the importance of supporting cancer … Read more

Research Saves Lives

Pieter Cullis, Canada

Dr. Pieter Cullis is a Canadian researcher with a fascinating background whose research, some of which is funded by the Cancer Research Society, is now saving lives! A look back at a career in cancer research that has had an impact on our daily lives.     Dr. Cullis has accumulated a brilliant career of over 40 years in research. … Read more

100 Years of Research Competition

Dr. Mark Basik & Dr. Morag Park , Canada

2 Researchers Receive $500,000 to Fight Metastatic Breast Cancer The Cancer Research Society (the Society) and the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation (the Foundation) jointly launched the “100 Years of Research” competition in the fall of 2020. The two (2) researchers who will each receive $500,000 for their research projects on metastatic breast cancer have been … Read more

The Researchers Behind the Research

2021, Canada

Since the Cancer Research Society was founded, thousands of researchers have received a grant or bursary for a cancer research project.   For those researchers, these funds have huge impacts and generate positive repercussions for several years, both because of breakthroughs that are made over time and because of the careers that are propelled by them.   At the Society, we are … Read more

Walking for Research and for Hope

Marche du rêve, Sainte-Angèle-de-Monnoir

The Journée de la Marche du Rêve brings together seasonal campers, travelling campers and even visitors who are passing through the Camping Domaine du Rêve campsite for an activity-filled and, most importantly, hope-filled day. Since 2014, the event has raised funds for the Cancer Research Society with the aim of outsmarting cancer. The name of … Read more

Funding The Scientists Of Tomorrow

Liis, Elena and Amélie, Canada
Future in research

Cancer researchers are nothing if not dedicated to their cause. A majority of the Cancer Research Society’s funding to Canadian researchers takes the shape of Operating grants, which provide established cancer researchers with a two-year grant to continue their groundbreaking research. We also offer many other funding opportunities such as our UpCycle grants, our strategic … Read more

Celebrating over 70 years of support

Claude Gagnon, Montreal
Future in research

Since its founding in 1945, the Cancer Research Society has awarded over $326 million to some of the most promising cancer research projects in Canada. Over 3500 projects have been funded in over 90 Canadian institutions to further the prevention, detection, and treatment of all types of cancers, most of which were made possible thanks … Read more

Honouring Our Loved Ones

Groupe Kaïn, Drummondville

On February 18, 2021, the Québécois band Kaïn released the video for Cœur d’homme, the latest song from their album Je viens d’ici, which marks the group’s 20th anniversary. During the creation of this double album, released in the summer of 2020, bassist Éric Maheu’s brother Steve received a cancer diagnosis. “In 2018, at 59, … Read more

The power of a single donation

Marie-Elise, Montreal

Marie-Élise Parent is a researcher from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), ranked the #1 University in Canada for research intensity in 2018-2019. She is one of the leading researchers in the world who studies the effects of the environment on prostate cancer. Her career path came to light in the 1980’s where … Read more

How to Build a Better Future

Nadine Renaud-Tinker, Montreal

Resilience and determination, alongside her business acumen and desire to create meaningful change, are all things that characterize Nadine Renaud-Tinker. The President of RBC Royal Bank in Quebec has been a long-time supporter of the Cancer Research Society, particularly since 2017 through her involvement as part of the direction of the Society’s signature Urban BBQ … Read more

Research is a collective responsibility

Tara Slone, Toronto

Juno award nominee and Hometown Hockey Co-Host Tara Slone lost her grandfather to cancer when she was only 7-years old. Some of her earliest memories are of cancer heroes like Terry Fox who did everything to defeat the disease, but in the end, succumbed all the same. “As a kid, cancer equalled death. I don’t … Read more

Outsmarting cancer through prevention

Reginald Godin, Brossard

As the Advisor of the Cancer Research Society’s Major Gifts and Planned Giving department, Réginald Godin is no stranger to cancer. Every day, he talks to some of our most generous donors who were affected by cancer or who’ve lost loved ones to the disease. Réginald’s story with cancer isn’t only professional. It’s also a … Read more

Until no one is dying of cancer, we need the research.

Lucy van Oldenbarneveld, Ottawa
Read for the cure

Lucy’s cancer story and the Cancer Research Society go hand-in-hand. The CBC Ottawa broadcaster is no stranger to Read for the Cure, an annual fundraising event for the CRSLucy hosted for the first time in 2014. The following year, when Lucy was invited to return as host, she had to decline. “On the day of … Read more

We need to bring more hope to more people

Shirley Hesje, Victoria
Read for the cure

“When you’re given a cancer diagnosis it’s pretty dark. Cancer research can provide a beam of light. We need to broaden this beam of light. We need to bring more hope to more people.” Shirley Hesje is a retired elementary school teacher, mother of two, breast cancer survivor, and the founder of the Read for … Read more

Why Christine Biggar Reads for the Cure

Christine Biggar, Toronto
Read for the cureResearch

“In this day and age especially, cancer affects everyone. Investment in research is critical.” Between 2005 and 2006 Christine Biggar’s Toronto-based book club was hit hard by cancer. “Two members were undergoing treatment and two other members were dealing with family members affected by cancer. I also lost both of my parents to cancer at … Read more

Outsmarting cancer, their way

The Passchier sisters,

They helped outsmart cancer one step at a time “There’s still so much to learn about cancer, and cures and what we can do for people. Our mom was able to stay with us 11 more years because of cancer research.” Catelyn, Michelle, April and Cassandra Passchier know better than most that there will never … Read more

No one’s left in Canada who’s been untouched by cancer.

Vikki Ho,

“Research is fundamental. It is so important because understanding how we prevent disease from occurring in the first place will allow us to live long and healthy lives with all our loved ones.” Vikki Ho is a professor at the Université de Montréal who is a recipient of the Cancer Research Society’s GRePEC salary award. … Read more

Nothing can replace the loss of a parent.

Brad McMurray,

“We’re dealing with cancer better but there’s still a lot of suffering. In another five years there might be a different treatment to address this awful disease.” A parent is everything to their children, and for people like Brad McMurray, who lost his father to cancer when he was just 9 years old, the pain … Read more

Research isn’t a luxury, it’s a must.

Carolina Alfieri,

“To leave something behind that helps save lives or make lives better is a great motivator when we’ve spent much of our adult lives in research.” Carolina Alfieri is working on concurrent projects at Montreal’s CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre, including one that aims to build a human antibody to prevent the effects of Epstein-Barr, a … Read more

I thought I wouldn’t get past 50

Michelle Armand,

“30 years after my first cancer, I’m now in great shape. My mother and my sisters were not as lucky.” It’s a terrifying thing, to live believing that you will die young.  But this is something that Michelle Armand has lived with for much of her life. Having lost her mother and sisters to breast … Read more

Genetic research gives sisters the chance their mother never had

Nathalie Dupont,

“We were luckier than our mother was 25 years ago, and I want to thank gene research and genetic testing for saving people’s lives, including ours.” Nathalie Dupont’s cancer journey began in 2018, with a pain she’d never experienced and a certainty that something wasn’t quite right.  Within 24 hours, she was having an abdominal … Read more

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  • The facts

    probability of developing CANCER


    One out of two Canadians will receive a cancer diagnostic in their lifetime. This represents over 200 000 Canadians a year.

  • The result

    Survival rate after 5 years


    Thanks to research, in just 14 years, over 7% more patients survived cancer. That’s over 14 000 Canadians a year.

  • 75 years ago

    Since our beginning, 75 years ago, we’ve financed some of the most promising research programs. Major advancements were made in prevention, early diagnosis and treatment.

  • The hope

    New technologies coupled with research will bring more results in the next 10 years than in the last 75 years combined.

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