TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society announced its
list of 2013's top research stories today, highlighting important
discoveries with the promise to change cancer forever.
The 2013 list includes:
Designing cancer-fighting viruses that are even more effective at
killing cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed
Identifying the cancer cells which spread from the lungs to the brain,
which could provide new targets for drugs to block the spread of these
Developing a toolkit to collect and use information on cancer-causing
substances in the workplace to help reduce exposure to dangerous
Asking a simple question to help restore dignity to terminally ill
"Scientists funded by the Canadian Cancer Society are making tremendous
progress against cancer. Each December, when we look back on the year
that was, it's a challenge to select the top research achievements
because all the work is excellent. With this list, we're highlighting
outstanding research that is dramatically expanding our cancer
knowledge; how to prevent it, treat it better and move beyond it, "
says Dr Sian Bevan, Director of Research, Canadian Cancer Society.
Read the detailed list of top research stories
The Canadian Cancer Society funds more cancer research, on more cancer
types, than any other national charity. The research we fund is
selected through our internationally renowned peer-review system to
ensure we are funding the best, most promising research.
"With these research achievements we move closer to achieving our
vision: a world where no Canadian fears cancer," says Bevan.
The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by doing everything we can to
prevent cancer, save lives and support people living with cancer. Join
the fight! Go to fightback.ca to find out how you can help.
Image with caption: "Dr. Jean-Simon Diallo, along with Dr. John Bell, designed two cancer-fighting viruses with great potential. His project tops the Canadian Cancer Society's top research stories list of 2013." (CNW Group/Canadian Cancer Society (National Office))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131211_C9723_PHOTO_EN_34862.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian Cancer Society (National Office)
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