Hope for the future
Over the past few decades, cancer research has led to significant advances in prevention, detection and treatment, translating into an increase in survival rates and a higher quality of life for people affected by cancer. While these advances are positive, the burden of cancer in our society is projected to increase significantly over the next two to three decades as the population ages. At the JCC, we know that the key to a brighter future is increasing knowledge through research, translating this knowledge into cutting-edge clinical practices and sharing this information with our partners in cancer care worldwide.
Researchers at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, in partnership with McMaster University are international leaders in this field, making significant contributions to the growing body of knowledge about cancer treatment and control around the world. There is a broad spectrum of cutting-edge research being conducted at the JCC ranging from understanding why certain types of cancer spread to the bone, to clinical trials that help evaluate new treatments and health services research that focuses on improving the way care that delivered.
As an academic health sciences centre, the Juravinski Cancer Centre is actively involved in educating and mentoring the next generation of physicians, health professionals and researchers.