The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is dedicated to increasing cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario. We support cancer care and research to prevent, detect, diagnose and cure cancer.

Cancer Coaching

Cancer Coaching is a health and social care service, developed by the Cancer Foundation, for people in our community who have been touched by cancer.

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2,500

Families helped to date through Cancer Coaching

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1,079 Cancer Coaching appointments in 2014

Research

Cancer is a complex disease that scientists are still working to understand. Improvements in technology have allowed scientists here in Ottawa and around the globe to collaborate on their studies – and the results are exciting and inspire hope. Each and every day, thousands of lives are saved because of cancer research thanks to people like Drew Lyall, who created a Legacy Fund to support novel and less toxic cancer treatments for hard-to-treat cancers like melanoma.

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2 IN 5 CANADIANS (45% OF MEN AND 41% OF WOMEN) ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP CANCER DURING THEIR LIFETIME.

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Every two hours, someone in our community is diagnosed with cancer

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials help save lives. They allow doctors the opportunity to test out new drug therapies and new methods of treatment that are less invasive and have fewer side effects.

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Here in Ottawa, donor support helps to open nearly 40 new cancer clinical trials each year – giving close to 2,000 patients access to these innovative treatment options each year

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Thanks to our donors, the Cancer Foundation has supported every cancer clinical trial that has opened in Ottawa in the last six years