Research Stories

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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.

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.

Sean’s Story

It was only a month before Sean’s wedding, when life as he knew it changed forever. Diagnosed with a rare form of aggressive, incurable thyroid cancer, the future now looked uncertain for Sean and his fiancé Aly.

You make local research a reality for Manitobans like Hargun

When paired with the latest advances in technology, your generosity is helping scientists at the CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute provide tomorrow’s treatments today to Manitobans. Dr. Jody Haigh and his team are researching what causes cancer cells to replicate and spread.

Garry smiles in his backyard beside fruiting tomato plants

Donors make local research a reality

A global pandemic means almost everything changes, including how cancer care is delivered to Manitobans throughout our province. And with that change comes an opportunity to investigate improvements through scientific research. Thanks to the incredible support of donors, this research is underway.

Laura’s Story

Laura Lane wakes up each day knowing the cancer invading her body cannot be cured. It’s the daunting reality for this 62-year-old mother, diagnosed with ovarian cancer six years ago. Donors’ past support and the hope it gives her helps Laura get out of bed each morning. She is grateful donors have contributed to a life-extending clinical trial she is on and thankful for their investment in research.