• CIBC Run for the Cure

    Let’s change the future of breast cancer for our sisters, our mothers, our daughters and our daughters’ daughters. 

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  • Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017

    Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017 was released on June 20. This annual publication gives detailed statistics for the most common types of cancer.

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  • Running Room Survivor Clinics

    Are you a breast cancer survivor and planning to run the CIBC Run for the Cure? Register for a FREE Survivor Training Program presented by the Running Room in support of the Canadian Cancer Society at select locations across Canada.

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  • About Our Merger

    On February 1, 2017, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) joined forces.

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  • Questions related to breast cancer?

    Our team has the latest information about breast cancer and can answer questions about a diagnosis, treatments, what to expect, financial resources, coping, local support groups and more.

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  • You Are Not Alone

    Whether you are living with metastatic breast cancer or have a loved one who is, it can be helpful to talk with someone who understands what you are going through. We are available to you.

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  • We need volunteers!

    We need volunteers to fill leadership roles for this year’s CIBC Run for the Cure. Volunteers are integral in making this event happen, and your support allows us to fund life-saving research.

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The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - BC/Yukon Region is a leading supporter of breast cancer research in Canada. CBCF’s studentships are administered through the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) and take place every summer between May 1st and Aug 31st at BCCA sites across the province. Students’ work may cover any discipline of breast cancer research including clinical, translational, basic, behavioural or population research areas.

Each year, BCCA makes available up to 15 summer research studentships to support senior undergraduate university students and/or junior medical or dental students studying in BC. CBCF reviews all breast cancer related projects for possible funding each summer. Studentships are available for a period between eight and 16 weeks, and all research must be funded and supervised by a senior health professional with an appointment at BCCA.

The awards are intended for recipients who will be full-time in their role as summer students with no other jobs or positions that compete with their research time. These students are part of the promising future of breast cancer research in the province and CBCF is honoured to provide them with this opportunity for hands-on research.

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