Cancer in Canada
Cancer starts in our cells. Our cells follow specific orders on how and when to grow, work, reproduce and die, but when cancer develops, it breaks down this orderly process. Old or damaged cells stay in the system while new cells reproduce without stopping. This sometimes results in abnormal growths called tumours.
Cancer can start anywhere in the body and, as it progresses, can metastasize or spread to other parts of the body.
In Canada, about one in two people will develop cancer in their lifetime and about one in four will die from the disease. However, there are patients who continue to live with cancer and face the everyday challenges of their diagnosis.
Imagine what we could achieve if people from across Canada came together to solve a single common challenge in the cancer journey. We could help rewrite that moment for future patients.
“To see that it might be possible to apply what we have learned about the immune system to cancer, and then being presented the opportunity of moving to one of the best places to do drug discovery – I don’t know if it was a moral obligation, but it certainly was a motivating force for me.”
– DR. IRA MELLMAN
Invite your network to help rewrite the cancer journey.
Time to rally your network. The more minds we bring together, the more impact we can have. Let’s Rewrite Cancer, together.