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.

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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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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 you.

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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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Team Honour Ottawa Police Courage – Our Epic Walk Experience

By Cancer Foundation By Sandra McLaren In 2016, a small group of colleagues got together, led by Director General Debra Frazer, to consider participating in…

A Breakfast of True Champions

By Linda Eagen Photo: Leadership Committee members, Table Captains, Speakers and Sponsors gather together at the Cancer Champions Breakfast. Photographed by…

My cancer treatment is done – but, am I ready to return to work?

By Cancer Foundation It’s a question our Cancer Coaching team often hears from cancer survivors:  when is the right time to return to work after medical…

Coping with the loss of a loved one

By Bonney Elliott Dealing with the loss of a loved one is incredibly difficult. Below are some things to keep in mind when someone you care about is grieving:…

The 6 Things You Can Do to Fight Cancer Fatigue With Exercise

By Nasser Yassine Cancer related fatigue can dramatically affect your ability to perform daily tasks. Contrary to popular belief, engaging in physical activity…

Has cancer made you feel like you are losing your mind?

By Patricia Barrett-Robillard CANCER-RELATED BRAIN FOG  is one of the TOP THREE concerns of people experiencing cancer (the others are fatigue and fear of…