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Jul 08, 2020, 09:25 ET New national regulations restricting e-cigarette advertising a critical measure to address rising rates of youth vaping

OTTAWA, ON, July 8, 2020 /CNW/ - Today's announcement of new national regulations restricting e-cigarette advertising is a much-needed advancement that will reduce youth vaping and help protect youth ...


Jul 08, 2020, 07:30 ET New clinical trial will test treatment for mitigating COVID-19 infections in people with cancer

With support from the Canadian Cancer Society, trial aims to boost immune response against coronavirus infection in people undergoing cancer treatment TORONTO, July 8, 2020 /CNW/ - A new clinical...


Jun 01, 2020, 06:00 ET Celebrated musical performers from across the country 'Relay At Home' in support of Canadians facing cancer

Juno award winners Brett Kissel, Paul Langlois from the Tragically Hip, Joel Plaskett and other talented artists join the Canadian Cancer Society on June 13 to support people with cancer during the...


Apr 09, 2020, 09:00 ET Canadian Cancer Society provides virtual support during the COVID-19 pandemic to the one million people impacted by cancer

An emergency fund has been set up to expand the free online and telephone resources available to help people with cancer cope throughout the pandemic TORONTO, April 9, 2020 /CNW/ - As Canada's...


Feb 03, 2020, 09:00 ET Canadian Cancer Society and Prostate Cancer Canada celebrate their amalgamation

Transformational partnership showcases leadership in the non-profit sector TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2020 /CNW/ - On the eve of World Cancer Day, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Prostate Cancer Canada...


Dec 19, 2019, 14:31 ET Canadian Cancer Society applauds new federal regulations restricting e-cigarette advertising

OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) commends the federal government for new proposed regulations restricting e-cigarette advertising announced today by Minister of Health...


Dec 12, 2019, 12:00 ET Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society Agree to Amalgamate

TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) are excited to announce their intention to embark upon a strategic amalgamation that will strengthen and...


Sep 19, 2019, 14:30 ET Canadian Cancer Society Appoints New CEO

Andrea Seale to Lead Canada's Largest Cancer Charity TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) announced today the appointment of Andrea Seale as its new Chief Executive...


Jun 27, 2019, 07:00 ET Canadian Cancer Society calls on all federal parties to make cancer a priority this election

OTTAWA, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is urging political party leaders to make cancer a priority this federal election. Candidates can improve the cancer experience for all ...


Jun 20, 2019, 07:00 ET Study finds dramatic 74% increase in youth vaping in Canada

Canadian Cancer Society calls for immediate action by federal and provincial governments OTTAWA, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is calling for immediate government action to...


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 packaging

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...