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Research Profiles

Your support of local research is key to achieving our shared bold vision of a world free of cancer. Generous donor gifts enable discoveries to happen at CancerCare Manitoba. Please read on to find out more about some of the amazing work which is only possible because of your investment.

Your support of local research saves lives

Cancer has been a part of Peggy Miller’s life for nearly thirteen years. The vibrant 69-year-old was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), a blood cancer, in 2008. It’s one of the most common cancers affecting people over age 65. CLL is rarely curable, a reality Peggy knows well. It’s very treatable though, due in large part to research which you have helped fund. Thanks to your support, Manitoba is … Continue reading Your support of local research saves lives

Your generosity made this Canadian first possible

Donor generosity is enabling Manitoba to be a national leader. Thanks to your incredible investment, prostate cancer patients have access to leading-edge radiation treatments here at home. Your steadfast commitment is helping cure men living with this disease. Men like John Unger. John reflects his prostate cancer diagnosis didn’t come as a surprise to him. What did come as a surprise though was there was an advanced treatment on the … Continue reading Your generosity made this Canadian first possible

Thanks to you, there is great reason to hope, as the vast majority of men diagnosed with prostate cancer will survive the disease. For others with advanced or metastatic cancer, the path is very challenging. Your support of research and clinical trials has helped many lives and is integral to progress which will ultimately cure more men. Every year in our province nearly 800 men will learn they have prostate … Continue reading

Andy Cotton has truly defied medical odds. Over the past four years, the 66-year-old has lived through prostate cancer, a heart attack and a stem cell transplant to treat his multiple myeloma. And then this past January, immediately following chemotherapy Andy was struck with sepsis, a life-threatening infection. His wife Tricia was told he would not live. Terrified, she tried to prepare herself for the worst. Eight months later, Andy … Continue reading

Donors are helping put Manitoba on the map as a research powerhouse. Thanks to your incredible generosity, CancerCare Manitoba is leading a multi-centre Canadian study exploring the best way to treat esophageal cancer. Your unwavering commitment is helping save the lives of people afflicted with this often fatal disease. People like Beverly Neisteter. Beverly had a strong feeling there was something seriously wrong with her early last year when she … Continue reading

Dr. Versha Banerji

Five years ago we introduced you to Dr. Versha Banerji, who had just returned home to Winnipeg after four years of research and training at Harvard along with her husband Dr. Shantanu Banerji. The couple, who met in medical school and married, specialized in hematology and medical oncology specialties respectively. Their time at Harvard was sponsored by CancerCare Manitoba and fully supported by donors. Their plan post-Harvard – return to … Continue reading Dr. Versha Banerji

Dr. Shantanu Banerji

The root of the progress made in this province lies in test tubes and trials, questions that lead to ‘what-if’s’ and ‘a-ha’ moments when the imagining of what could be emerges as reality. The future of cancer care lies in the kind of advances that can only be made through research and clinical trials. CancerCare Manitoba Foundation supports the quest to recruit the best and brightest doctors and researchers in … Continue reading Dr. Shantanu Banerji

Dr. Kirk McManus

Some of the world’s best and brightest cancer researchers are working right here in Manitoba. Many of these researchers are graduate students. At CancerCare Manitoba’s Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology (RIOH), grad students are making important discoveries that will lead to new advances in the treatment of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in North America. Dr. Kirk McManus, Associate Professor and Senior … Continue reading Dr. Kirk McManus