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  • Cancer research - Canadian Cancer Society
    that cancer is a very complex disease but researchers are closer than ever before to fully understanding many types of cancer As our knowledge of cancer continues to grow there will be even greater progress in cancer treatment Cancer treatment is based on scientific evidence which means it has been well tested in the laboratory and in groups of people A person with cancer may want to consider taking part in a clinical trial Clinical trials are research studies that test new ways to prevent detect treat or manage cancer Canada is an international leader in conducting clinical trials Thanks to gains in knowledge made by researchers here in Canada and around the world we are making great progress against cancer We are moving toward the day when some cancers will be curable and some cancers will be managed like chronic diseases just as diabetes and asthma are today Understanding the research process When we think about progress against cancer it is important to recognize that science is a step by step process where new discoveries often build on previous research studies Cancer research is a time consuming and expensive undertaking it can take years for researchers to complete a single study Each year hundreds of researchers working in hospitals research centres and other academic institutions across Canada apply for funds to support their work through the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute or other research focused organizations Applications for research funding undergo a strict review process that has been carefully designed to make sure only excellent research receives funding Researchers seek support for a variety of cancer research projects from basic laboratory research to clinical trials involving cancer prevention population health cancer treatment and quality of life Cancer research covers a wide range of activities and aspects of scientific study Some types of cancer research are discussed below Basic cancer research Basic cancer research takes place in the laboratory where scientists try to understand cancer at its deepest most fundamental level Most of this fundamental research takes place using cells grown in the laboratory or model organisms of disease such as specially developed mouse strains Understanding the basic processes of a cell may uncover answers about how normal cells become cancerous Researchers are doing a variety of basic studies including understanding how cell division and cell death are controlled discovering what makes cancer cells spread metastasize to other areas of the body looking for substances or markers that can be found in the bodies of people with cancer identifying unique characteristics of cancer cells to design new treatments with fewer side effects finding out why certain cancer cells and tumours become resistant to treatment looking at the genetic basis of different cancers and how each person s unique genetic profile can make them more vulnerable to cancer or provide insights on the most effective treatments for their particular disease Translational research A major focus of research today is to transfer basic discoveries made in the laboratory to clinical practice Researchers

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-101/cancer-research/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • How we can help - Canadian Cancer Society
    Cancer research How to reduce cancer risk What is a risk factor Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Cancer statistics at a glance What is cancer If you re a caregiver Helping someone with cancer Advanced cancer Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Support services Support and services How we can help How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation Recurrence is always at the back of your mind With the study they ll follow me for 10 years and that s reassuring Read Elizabeth s story Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare team Treatment Clinical trials we are funding Cancer myths and controversies Use your cancer experience to help others Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Relay For Life We fund research 753 scientific papers based on Society funded research were published in peer reviewed journals Learn More How we can help If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer you ll have many questions and concerns We re here to help We offer support and information for people with cancer and their family friends and caregivers Fear anxiety helplessness anger these are feelings people can have when faced with a cancer diagnosis But knowledge and support are power Our services are free and confidential and many are available in multiple languages Our Cancer Information Service provides answers to questions about all types of cancer diagnostic tests treatments side effects clinical trials and many other cancer related topics Our Peer Support Service connects people living with cancer and caregivers with trained volunteers who offer encouragement and

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/how-we-can-help/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • Talk to an information specialist - Canadian Cancer Society
    lottery ticket Buy a luminary How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Gala Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Dragon boat festivals Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Financial burden Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Talk to an information specialist How we can help Cancer research How to reduce cancer risk What is a risk factor Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Cancer statistics at a glance What is cancer If you re a caregiver Helping someone with cancer Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Support services Support and services Talk to an information specialist How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation He created his own one man team and has raised over 162 000 since 2005 Read Burt s story Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare team Treatment Clinical trials we are funding Cancer myths and controversies Use your cancer experience to help others Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Relay For Life Cancer information in over a hundred languages The Canadian Cancer Society s Cancer Information Service CIS is Canada s only national bilingual toll free service that offers personalized comprehensive cancer information in over 100 languages Learn More Talk to an information specialist We re here to help Contact us at 1 888 939 3333 TTY 1 866 786 3934 or email info cis cancer

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/talk-to-an-information-specialist/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • Talk to someone who's been there - Canadian Cancer Society
    What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Talk to someone who s been there Talk to an information specialist How we can help Cancer research How to reduce cancer risk What is a risk factor Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Cancer statistics at a glance What is cancer If you re a caregiver Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Support services Support and services Talk to someone who s been there How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation There aren t many positive aspects of metastatic cancer but I hope that by providing empathy and being a caring listener I can be of some help to others Read Marlene s story Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare team Treatment Clinical trials we are funding Cancer myths and controversies Use your cancer experience to help others Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Relay For Life On average over 500 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every day Learn More Talk to someone who s been there When a person is diagnosed with cancer they and their loved ones may feel like their world has turned upside down We know that talking to others who ve gone through a similar experience is comforting Our free Peer Support Service connects people living with cancer with trained volunteers who listen provide hope offer encouragement and share ideas for coping all from their unique perspective as someone who s been there You can also contact us at 1 888 939 3333 or info cis cancer ca How can this help me Many people

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/talk-to-someone-who-has-been-there/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • CancerConnection.ca online community - Canadian Cancer Society
    Cancer Dragon boat festivals Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Financial burden Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Connect with our online community Talk to someone who s been there Talk to an information specialist How we can help Cancer research How to reduce cancer risk What is a risk factor Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Cancer statistics at a glance What is cancer Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Support services Support and services Connect with our online community How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation Boosting the immune system to stop the spread of cancer Read more Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare team Treatment Clinical trials we are funding Cancer myths and controversies Use your cancer experience to help others Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Relay For Life How can you stop cancer before it starts Discover how your lifestyle choices can affect cancer risk and how you can take action with our interactive tool It s My Life Learn More CancerConnection ca online community A cancer diagnosis can make you feel alone and raise many questions and concerns For family and friends caregiving can be a lonely and exhausting experience Our online community CancerConnection ca helps people with cancer and their loved ones share their experiences and build supportive relationships How can this help me CancerConnection ca is a safe and welcoming place

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/connect-with-our-online-community/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • Community Services Locator - Canadian Cancer Society
    D Healthy habits for families Be aware Family genetics Artificial hormones Viruses and bacteria Harmful substances and environmental risks Staying informed about environmental risks Cancer myths and controversies Early detection and screening Finding cancer early Screening Cancer prevention research Get involved Support us Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Leave a legacy Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Gala Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Dragon boat festivals Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Financial burden Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Community Services Locator Connect with our online community Talk to someone who s been there Talk to an information specialist How we can help Cancer research How to reduce cancer risk What is a risk factor Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Cancer statistics at a glance Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Support services Support and services Community Services Locator How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation Support from the Society has sustained my research program over the years Read Michel s story Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare team Treatment Clinical trials we are funding Cancer myths and controversies Use your cancer experience to help others Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Relay For Life In the past year our Cancer

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/find-services-in-your-area/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • Quit Smoking - Canadian Cancer Society
    donation Become a corporate supporter Leave a legacy Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Gala Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Dragon boat festivals Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Financial burden Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Quit smoking Community Services Locator Connect with our online community Talk to someone who s been there Talk to an information specialist How we can help Cancer research How to reduce cancer risk What is a risk factor Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Support services Support and services Quit smoking How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation Quality of life important for caregivers as well as patients Read more Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare team Treatment Clinical trials we are funding Cancer myths and controversies Use your cancer experience to help others Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Relay For Life A helping hand for families The Canadian Cancer Society helps with expenses for children in cancer treatment and their families Learn More Quit smoking Smokers Helpline is a free confidential service for smokers Call us if you want to quit are thinking about quitting or have stopped smoking and need support You can call us even if you re not ready to quit We re not here to judge we re here to help Trained quit coaches can help you develop a personalized quit plan answer your questions about quitting and refer you to programs and services in your community You can quit we can help Call us at 1 877 513 5333 We offer smokers the support they need to succeed and in fact 90 of Manitoban callers say they would recommend Smokers Helpline to family and friends What you can expect when you call You ll speak one on one with a trained quit specialist who can answer your questions about quitting offer you advice on how to quit and even help you come up with a personal quit plan including follow up calls when you re ready Or they can just listen if you need to talk about smoking Our quit specialists can also send you free booklets and point you to local resources to help you even more on your journey to become smoke free Monday Thursday 7 00 am 8 00 pm Friday 7 00 am 5 00pm Saturday Sunday 8 00 am 4 00 pm 24 hour messaging Smokers Helpline is a program of

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/quit-smoking/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • Wigs and hair donations - Canadian Cancer Society
    do Donate Recently viewed pages Wigs and hair donations Quit smoking Community Services Locator Connect with our online community Talk to someone who s been there Talk to an information specialist How we can help Cancer research How to reduce cancer risk What is a risk factor Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Support services Support and services Wigs and hair donations How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation In a strange way my cancer experience has given me a gift that I can use to help people with vision loss and people experiencing cancer Read Robert s story Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare team Treatment Clinical trials we are funding Cancer myths and controversies Use your cancer experience to help others Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Relay For Life We fund research The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada Learn More Wigs and hair donations We help people living with cancer find wigs when they lose their hair as a result of cancer treatment Procter Gamble Canada in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society launched the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign in 2007 Our partnership encourages Canadians to donate their hair to create real hair wigs for people who are undergoing cancer treatment Pantene Beautiful Lengths accepts hair donations then creates ships and donates real hair wigs to Canadian Cancer Society wig banks across Canada There is no cost to the Society or to the individuals who receive these wigs Please consider sending your hair to Pantene Beautiful

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/hair-donations/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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