TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - In 2012, Canadian Cancer Society-funded
researchers made important discoveries that will lead to new ways to
reduce the burden of cancer in Canada. This outstanding research will
help reduce cancer incidence and death and enhance the quality of life
for Canadians living with and beyond cancer. Today, the Society
announces the top 10 research achievements of 2012.
The Top 10 includes:
Decoding of the complex genetic makeup of triple negative breast
cancers, a hard-to-treat form of the disease
Identification of genetic abnormalities that lead to a malignant
childhood brain cancer
Clinical trial findings that improve survival rates of Hodgkin lymphoma
patients with chemotherapy
Discovery of a compound in sea sponges that can be used to prevent
cancer-induced muscle wasting
"Canada's dedicated and creative community of cancer researchers is
making tremendous progress in the fight against cancer," says Dr. Sian
Bevan, Director of Research, Canadian Cancer Society. "The Society is
proud to have funded these remarkable projects, which are making a
difference in the lives of Canadians."
Read more about the top 10.
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. When you want to know more about cancer,
visit our website at cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888
SOURCE: Canadian Cancer Society (National Office)
For further information:
Manager, Research Communications
Canadian Cancer Society, National Office
Phone: (416) 934-5341