Cancer in Canada
Framing the Crisis and Previewing the Opportunity
Greg Thomson and Karen Greve Young, April 2011
Did you know...
- The average lifetime risk of developing cancer is 45% for men and 40% for women.
- About one in four Canadians will die of cancer.
- Overall age-standardized cancer mortality rates in Canada have declined only 5% since 1955.
How funders can make a difference:
- Ci believes that rather than hoping for a "cure", funders should think strategically about how their donations can best change the cancer landscape.
- Ci has identified four cancers that are underfunded relative to their deadly impact on Canadians: pancreatic, stomach, lung and colorectal.
- Palliative care is a huge, growing, and currently unmet need that applies to all cancers.
- Ci hopes this report will enable Canadians to make cancer donation decisions with their heads as well as with their hearts.