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May 08, 2019, 03:00 ET Excess weight expected to become 2nd leading preventable cause of cancer, after tobacco

First of its kind Canadian study explores modifiable cancer risk factors and finds about 4 in 10 cancer cases can be prevented TORONTO, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - A Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)-funded...


May 01, 2019, 15:17 ET Canadian Cancer Society to release study results on the preventable burden of cancer on Wednesday, May 8

TORONTO, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - What The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) will be releasing results of a significant research study regarding the preventable burden of cancer in Canada. This is the first...


May 01, 2019, 11:05 ET Canada now has the best tobacco plain packaging regulations in the world

Canadian Cancer Society says new regulations will save lives OTTAWA, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society is applauding Canada's global leadership with the adoption of new national...


Sep 12, 2018, 12:00 ET Media advisory - First responders to cycle across the Golden Horseshoe to raise money in support of childhood cancer

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Sept. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and next week, 28 law enforcement and emergency services personnel will cycle 400 km across the Golden...


Jun 22, 2018, 15:53 ET Canada to have the world's best tobacco plain packaging requirements

Canadian Cancer Society praises regulations released today OTTAWA, June 22, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society is commending the new national regulations for tobacco plain packaging as the most ...


Jun 13, 2018, 03:01 ET Almost half of colorectal cancers are found after they have already spread despite availability of screening programs, new report finds

Canadian Cancer Society urges Canadians to learn more about cancer screening TORONTO, June 13, 2018 /CNW/ - About 1 in 2 colorectal cancers in Canada are diagnosed after they have spread to lymph...


May 31, 2018, 14:23 ET Canadian Cancer Society applauds federal plans to require health warning on cigarette itself & require standardized package format for plain

OTTAWA, May 31, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society is applauding the announcement today by Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor of plans to require a health warning directly on the...


Mar 28, 2018, 19:53 ET CCS welcomes Ontario budget's support of tobacco control, palliative care and home care

Budget includes tobacco tax increase, measures around unregulated tobacco, $15 million for palliative and end of life care and $650 million for home care. TORONTO, March 28, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian ...


Feb 27, 2018, 18:42 ET Canadian Cancer Society applauds strengthened Federal Tobacco Control Strategy, higher tobacco taxes in federal budget

CCS also supports national pharmacare announcement OTTAWA, Feb 27, 2018 /CNW/ - The strengthening of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy with an ongoing investment of $18 million per year announced...


Nov 01, 2017, 09:00 ET Canadian Cancer Society Announces Partnership with NHL & NHLPA for Hockey Fights Cancer Campaign

CCS and American Cancer Society to benefit from awareness and fundraising efforts in unprecedented three-year affiliation TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) today...


Oct 03, 2017, 07:00 ET Fewer than 1 in 5 Canadian women have breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Canadian Cancer Society BRA Day events help women make informed decisions TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - An estimated 26,300 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada this year, making it...


Sep 25, 2017, 12:00 ET Pedaling away to end childhood cancer

Law enforcement and emergency services personnel cycle across BC to raise money in support of the Canadian Cancer Society's childhood cancer research and support services VANCOUVER, Sept. 25, 2017...


Jun 20, 2017, 03:01 ET Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians expected to get cancer: report

Canadian Cancer Society says prevention and research are key TORONTO, June 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to a new...


Mar 22, 2017, 18:42 ET Federal budget investment in home and palliative care a win for cancer patients

OTTAWA, March 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to see today's budget follow through on the federal government's commitment to improving home and palliative care. Access to...


Feb 03, 2017, 16:45 ET /R E P E A T -- Canadian Cancer Society and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation finalize merger/

Unprecedented partnership showcases leadership in Canada's evolving non-profit sector TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF)...


Feb 03, 2017, 13:30 ET Canadian Cancer Society and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation finalize merger

Unprecedented partnership showcases leadership in Canada's evolving non-profit sector TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF)...


Nov 09, 2016, 20:30 ET Tobacco plain packaging catching on worldwide: Canadian Cancer Society report

TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - The trend to reduce smoking and cancer rates by forcing tobacco companies to use plain packaging is gaining momentum across the globe, concludes an international report...


Oct 19, 2016, 03:01 ET HPV not just a threat to women: mouth and throat cancers rising sharply in men

Canadian Cancer Society urges Canadians to get their children vaccinated against cancer-causing virus TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Cancers of the mouth and throat caused by the human papillomavirus ...


Oct 12, 2016, 08:30 ET Media advisory - Canadian Cancer Society releases Canadian Cancer Statistics 2016 on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - What Canadian Cancer Statistics 2016 will be released by the Canadian Cancer Society. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2016 is prepared through a partnership of the Canadian...


Sep 14, 2016, 12:08 ET Research finds youth smoking rates dropping but remain unacceptably high

TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society is encouraged by new national survey results released today showing a drop in youth smoking rates in Canada. However, youth smoking is...


Jun 06, 2016, 03:00 ET Canadian Cancer Society releases updated sun safety recommendations

New SPF and peak times to be safe in the sun announced today TORONTO, June 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Cancer Society is releasing updated sun safety recommendations. The updates come...


Jun 05, 2016, 08:00 ET Canadian Cancer Society-funded glioblastoma trial reduces risk of death by 33%

Two Society-funded clinical trials selected as having the most impact at prestigious international conference. TORONTO, June 5, 2016 /CNW/ - New Canadian research presented today in Chicago shows a...


May 31, 2016, 15:01 ET Canadian Cancer Society praises federal consultation on tobacco plain packaging

TORONTO, May 31, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society commends Minister of Health Jane Philpott for launching a formal consultation toward implementing tobacco plain packaging in Canada. The...


May 19, 2016, 11:12 ET Canadian Cancer Society congratulates UK and France for tobacco plain packaging implementation on Friday, May 20

Canada set to join international trend TORONTO, May 19, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates the governments of the UK and France for implementing tobacco plain packaging on Friday, ...