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Our research is making an impact

The Canadian Cancer Society has a rich legacy of fueling discoveries that have improved how we prevent, diagnose, treat and live with and beyond cancer. In 2021 we invested $44.3 million in innovative and impactful cancer research. This has allowed our researchers to shape scientific knowledge, program delivery, government policy and clinical practice. The discoveries our researchers make will help make life better today and transform the future of cancer forever. 
The Canadian Cancer Society’s Research Impact Report

Research Impact Reports

Our Research Impact Reports showcase the remarkable work made possible by your donations. With infographics, images and stories about CCS-funded research, this report sheds light on the power of research to deepen our knowledge about cancer and transform the lives of people affected by cancer.

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Research Impact Report


These infographics highlight the extent, breadth and geographic reach of our research impact. They also show how our research funding compares to other charities and the expert peer review process that we use to select which research projects to fund.
Infographic about Investment by Cancer Site

Investment by cancer type

Infographic about investment by region

Investment by region

infographic about clinical trial investment

Clinical trials

Leading cancer research funding

Infographic about the research funding process

Expert review process