Participants in The Weekend To Conquer Cancer™ raise funds for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world, to deliver Future Care Now. Since 2003, supporters of The Princess Margaret have walked to conquer cancer in all its forms. To date, over $176 million has been raised.
About The Princess Margaret
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is one of the top five cancer research centres in the world. We are the largest cancer research and clinical program in Canada. As global leaders in cancer care, we have the expertise to treat over 200 types of cancers including the rarest forms of the disease.
The Princess Margaret has a rich history of research excellence, discovery and innovation. Every day, oncologists at The Princess Margaret combine clinical strength with the research expertise of more than 1,200 researchers to deliver breakthrough cancer research, treatments and patient-centered care.
As Canada’s largest and most comprehensive cancer research centre, The Princess Margaret is responsible for delivering the evidence and measuring the benefit of new treatments and new approaches to cancer care. The Princess Margaret is proud to lead the way in the creation and delivery of the new gold standard in cancer care: Future Care Now.
By leveraging our research and clinical strength, we will continue to lead the way and deliver the evidence that will shape the future of cancer care for patients at The Princess Margaret, across Canada and around the world.
The new discoveries and innovative cancer therapies that are changing cancer care for patients globally are happening right here in Canada at The Princess Margaret.
The Princess Margaret is/has
- The world leader in cancer stem cell research
- A world leader in image-guided therapeutics
- A world leader in lung cancer research and treatment
- A world leader in patient survivorship program development
- An emerging leader in breast cancer research and discovery
- World first discoveries: The Stem Cell, T-Cell Receptor and Cancer Stem Cell
- The world’s largest and most advanced single-site radiation medicine program
- Canada’s most comprehensive immunotherapy program
- Largest first-in-human clinical trial program in Canada with 1 in 6 patients participating in more than 600 trials
The Princess Margaret offers comprehensive cancer care across 13 disease sites:
- Head and Neck
- Central Nervous System
2018 By The Numbers:
- The Princess Margaret treats over 200 types of cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, psychosocial and palliative care.
- New patients: 17,801
- Outpatient chemo visits: 37,754
- Radiation visits: 88,452
- Outpatient Clinic visits per day*: 1,652
- Stem cell transplants: 542
- Surgeries*: 6,413
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is a member of the University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. All are research hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto. For more information, go to www.uhn.ca .
Funds raised through The Weekend to Conquer Cancer™ support Future Care Now, research, treatment advances, education and new standards of care at The Princess Margaret and across Ontario.
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Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Is Shaping The Future Of Cancer Care
In the last 20 years, we have seen transformational progress in cancer care. Although the incidence and prevalence of cancer continue to increase, advances in the precision and personalization of care have resulted in improved outcomes and quality of life.
Our aspiration at The Princess Margaret is to be at the forefront of this transformational progress, setting new standards for patient care, embracing innovative treatment and technology, forging new pathways to discovery, and strengthening education and outreach to translate new knowledge to practice.
Shape The Future Of Cancer Care
Enabling Future Care Now means challenging traditional models of care to create space for new possibilities. For patients, this means accessing state-of-the-art care when, where and how they choose. For providers, this means access to a sophisticated toolbox of options that allows them to responsively and efficiently deliver the best possible care.
Advance Cancer Control Locally And Globally
The breadth and depth of our expertise positions us to effect broad-scale change beyond our walls. We will work to expand our strategic partnerships with healthcare organizations, government agencies and industry to revolutionize how cancer is treated and funded.
Harness The Potential Of Data Science
As cancer care rapidly evolves and we embrace new technologies, data will continue to grow exponentially. Investing in data science will enable us to be at the forefront of inventing and applying novel analytical approaches and predictive models that hold the promise of transforming care, education and research.
Drive Cancer Discovery
The Princess Margaret has a rich history of leadership and innovation in advancing cancer care. We will continue to empower our clinicians and scientists across the full spectrum of basic, translational and clinical research to work collaboratively, spark creativity and accelerate discovery.
Supporting People Affected By Cancer And Champion Their Needs
A cancer diagnosis affects many facets of an individual’s life and cancer care should encompass more than just the treatment of disease. We endeavor to enhance clinical care, education and research to better meet the full spectrum of patient and family needs across the cancer care continuum - from diagnosis to end of life and bereavement.
Our strong, innovative culture has made Princess Margaret Cancer Centre a world leader in research and treatment. With your continued support of The Weekend to Conquer Cancer™, we can continue to lead the way in Future Care Now.
Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical Director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Tours
Interested in learning more about the true impact of your fundraising dollars within one of the top five cancer research centres in the world? Princess Margaret Cancer Centre invites you for an up-close look through its Insider tour.
What Is The Weekend Insider Tour?
- A free hour-and-a-half tour and presentation that allows you to see and hear the impact that your fundraising dollars are having at The Princess Margaret.
- The chance to view its world-class radiation centre, key researcher labs, new research tower, surgical suite and/or a clinical area of interest (pending individual tour accommodations).
- An opportunity to hear from world-renowned doctors, researchers and radiation oncologists whose work has been directly impacted by The Weekend To Conquer Cancer™.
The Weekend Insider Tour
How to Attend The Weekend Insider Tour
The Weekend Insider Tour is open to everyone: Family, friends and donors! You can RSVP by visiting our Calendar page and selecting the tour date you would like to join.