Toronto, ON – The Canadian Cancer Society has launched a new research initiative to fight lung cancer. The Ontario division of the society is contributing $1.5 million to initiate a lung cancer research fund that will support research into every aspect of the disease.
“We recognize the need to fund more research in lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death in Canada,” says Peter Goodhand, CEO, ontario division, Canadian Cancer Society. “Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our volunteers and donors in Ontario, we can now contribute this significant funding to research into this disease that has a devastating impact on many Canadians.”
The $1.5 million investment is in addition to the $24 million the society in Ontario had already committed to cancer research in 2006/2007 through its research partner, the National Cancer Institute of Canada.