Where is all the cancer research money going?

B.C. has some of the lowest incidences of cancer and some of the highest survival rates in the world.

To the editor:

Myth: Cancer research is a black hole.

Do Capital News readers know what happens to funding donated to cancer, and why do many believe it hasn’t made an impact?

B.C. has some of the lowest incidences of cancer and some of the highest survival rates in the world thanks to research advancements made here in Kelowna, in B.C. and around the world.

In the past few years alone research funds have led to some major breakthroughs that have been recognized internationally and have changed the way some cancers will be treated in the future.

Cancer is a disease that has touched everyone in some way—hopefully we can come together to draw attention and raise funds so one day we can see a world free from cancer.

In honour of World Cancer Day and the focus this year on busting cancer myths, we believe British Columbians should know that cancer research is working.

Cynthia Waldek-Peters,

director of development, Southern Interior

B.C. Cancer Foundation

 

Kelowna Capital News