Cancer

End Cancer

End Cancer.

Launched

2020 October

<p><strong></strong>We have a plan to End Cancer<em></em></p>

We have a plan to End Cancer

We will catch it early, understand it down to its genetics, discover its weaknesses, and keep it from taking lives. Not one person is untouched by this disease. In 2018, 9.8 million people worldwide died from cancer, including 82,000 Canadians.

Progress

Money raised to date

$ 0

$ 8,637,548
$ 35,000,000
25%

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What

Cancer affects everyone. Not one person is untouched by this devastating disease.

Whether it's from breast cancer, ovarian cancer or lung cancer, we all know someone who has fought this disease. And we all know someone who has died. At the MUHC, our cancer experts are pioneering personalized, precision treatments. Soon, cancer care will be as unique as each individual and survival will be more likely than ever.

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How

This is our plan to End Cancer

When cancer is discovered, there’s not a moment to lose. Our visionary plan to end cancer through precision cancer treatment has three components:

  1. Collect cancer knowledge

    What if every possible variation of cancer was known? Creating a biobank of cancer tissues provides a library of resources for physicians and cancer researchers, who can “borrow” these samples to aid research and discovery.

  2. Identify the cancer we’re up against

    From your genetics and molecular make-up to mutations that cause cancer to arise, the first step in personalized medicine is understanding you and your cancer. Liquid biopsy and tumour modeling help us uncover cancer and make a plan to fight it.

  3. Personalize the treatment

    Testing cancer treatments outside the body isn’t science fiction. By growing tumours in the lab, we can learn everything from their genetic make-up to which drugs work best, helping us find the best way to treat patients.

“Our goal is to understand each individual’s cancer so we can provide precise and personalized treatment that saves lives.”

Dr. Peter Metrakos

Cancer Research Program Leader

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News & Impact

What We've Done So Far

A Remarkable Discovery in Ovarian Cancer Research

Although ovarian cancer affects 3000 women per year in Canada, there haven’t been many new discoveries—until recently.

World Cancer Day campaign raises $71K to help end cancer

On World Cancer Day, February 4, 2022, the MUHC Foundation raised $71,522 to help end cancer as a deadly disease.

BMO donates $2M to the MUHC Foundation for precision cancer care

The future of cancer treatment is one step closer to reality thanks to a transformative $2 million donation from BMO Financial Group to the MUHC Foundation.

Dream Big to End Cancer.

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