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MAY 8, 2017
LET’S PUT AN END TO THE MOST FATAL WOMEN’S CANCER!

 

 

May 8, 2017 marks the 4th edition of World Ovarian Cancer Day. It is an opportunity to raise awareness on this overlooked cancer which affects 2,800 women in Canada every year (700 in Quebec). 1,700 of them will die from this disease (420 in Quebec), which kills 5 Canadian women every day.

 

This engagement is desperately needed at a time when funding for ovarian cancer research lags far behind that of other cancers, which slows the development of innovative projects and the proper management of patients. Today, there is no vaccine, no reliable screening test, and treatments have not advanced since the 1990s. As a result, the disease is often diagnosed at an advanced stage (stage 3 or 4, where the recurrence rate is 85%), and ovarian cancer is now the women’s cancer with the highest mortality rate. It is time to (re)act!

 

OVARIAN CANCER CANADA IN ACTION
Ovarian Cancer Canada works daily to increase awareness, to support women and their families, and to fund research into prevention and improved treatments. Our goal: to overcome this disease and ultimately find a cure.
In 2016, the organization launched a government relations program to ask federal, provincial and territorial governments to invest in order to improve treatment options and ensure access to new therapeutics.
Between 2010 and 2013, the federal government invested $27.1 million in ovarian cancer research. This is 4 times less than what was allocated to breast cancer. In order to develop innovative treatments and finally improve the outcome for women living with ovarian cancer, researchers need an immediate and additional investment of $10 million.

 

WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION NOW, TOGETHER
To get involved in the fight against ovarian cancer, visit www.ovariancanada.org to make a donation or to send a letter to your elected representatives to urge their support against the most fatal women’s cancer.
Join us for the Walk of Hope on September 10, 2017, in Montreal and Quebec City. Walk for HER, registration is now open!

 

Media contact
Ovarian Cancer Canada – montrealwalkofhope@ovariancanada.org – 514.369.2972