TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society announced its list of 2014's top 10 research stories today, highlighting important discoveries with the promise to change cancer forever.
The 2014 list includes:
- Discovering how genetics, carbs and gut microbes contribute to the development of colorectal cancer
- Pinpointing the long-term effects of treatment for a childhood brain cancer
- Identifying rare genetic variations associated with lung cancer which may have implications for the screening of high-risk individuals with these mutations
- Finding ways to make anti-cancer therapies which use the body's immune system work even better
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.
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, the Society has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities in Canada. Building on the progress we have made, together with Canadians we are working to change cancer forever. For more information, visit cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).
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SOURCE: Canadian Cancer Society (National Office)
For further information: Sasha Anopina, Bilingual Communications Specialist, Canadian Cancer Society, [email protected], 416-934-5338