Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women over the age of 20. It is a complex disease that requires an evidence-based approach and multi-faceted research that investigates how to reduce the incidence of breast cancer, how to improve the quality of life for those living with the disease and how to reduce mortality so that more women survive the disease.
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Our investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, we have been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community.
To read about the latest in breast cancer research and to learn what we’re doing in the community, check out our eNewsletter here.
Read on to find out how we're working with you to create a future without breast cancer.
We fund research projects and fellowships in Canada.
CBCF is the largest non-government funder of breast cancer research in Canada. Our investments in relevant and innovative research are changing the landscape of what is known and understood about breast cancer. Our funding translates into advancements to improve care and quality of life.
CBCF-Ontario awarded $9.9 million to 43 grants supporting breast cancer research projects and fellowships across Ontario in 2012. To learn more about our grants, click here.
We are a trusted resource for information on breast health and breast cancer.
CBCF supports and develops meaningful breast health and breast cancer education and awareness programming in a range of areas, including how to reduce your personal risk of breast cancer, breast awareness, screening for earlier detection and diagnosis, treatment options, innovations and research advances. We also produce evidence-based information resources that are distributed for free at hospitals and clinics to people and organizations across the province. To learn more about our education & awareness work, click here.
We advocate for improvements in healthy public policy.
This includes calling on the Ontario government to
make women at average risk aged 40-49 eligible to participate in supporting the expansion of access
to breast cancer screening in Ontario to include women 40–49 of average risk in the Ontario Breast Screening Program, when recommended by a health care provider. To learn more about our advocacy work, click here
Click here for a conversation with Dr. Gurmit Singh, Chair of CBCF's Ontario Region Board of Directors, Professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University and Senior Scientist at the Juravanski Cancer Centre, about the role CBCF has played in the tremendous progress made to date.
CBCF-funded researchers share new research findings on workplace risks. To find out more about this landmark study, click here.
As the lead sponsor of the 16th Annual Lymphedema Conference, CBCF is committed to strengthening care for those affected by lymphedema. To learn more, click here.