The Environment-Cancer Fund is dedicated to finding scientific evidence relating to the risk of developing cancer due to the impact of environmental factors, such as our lifestyle (eating habits, physical activity, etc.) and our working, leisure, and living environments.
As an Environment-Cancer Fund™ grant recipient through the collaboration of RFTC and the Cancer Research Society, Dr. John McLaughlin and his team at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, are working on examining the links between cancer risk, known risk factors (like smoking and obesity), and environmental hazards. This will be done by developing, deploying, and testing a comprehensive, standardized geographic information system (GIS) for assessing these relationships at larger and smaller scales of geography, leading ultimately to implementation in regions across Canada.
Please click on the link below for a full list of ongoing research projects funded by this program.
In Alberta, 50% of the proceeds from our Calgary events is donated to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (ACF), and 50% is donated to the Cancer Research Society (CRS). The ACF is an excellent organization which shares many of the goals of the CRS for their cancer research projects. The Alberta Cancer Foundation has agreed to direct funds donated from READ FOR THE CURE to research related to environmental links to cancer.