About The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
One of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (The Princess Margaret) has a history of research excellence, discovery and innovation. The Princess Margaret ranks 2nd in research performance, has a world leading clinical trials program, and the expertise to treat the over 200 types of cancers including the rarest forms of the disease.
The Princess Margaret is proud to lead the way in the creation and delivery of the new gold standard in cancer care: Personalized Cancer Medicine. The revolution that is occurring in cancer diagnostic therapies, called Personalized Cancer Medicine recognizes that each patient’s cancer is unique and tailors each patient’s treatment to the exact type and stage of their tumour.
Personalized Cancer Medicine will allow us to detect cancer earlier, diagnose cancer with more precision, target treatment more effectively and support patients and families through their cancer journey.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada. Trends for 2015 show that 45% of men and 40% of women are expected to develop cancer in their lifetime. An estimated 1 in 4 Canadians is expected to die from cancer.1
As leaders in cancer care, The Princess Margaret will continue to deliver breakthrough cancer care innovations and maintain global impact as one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.
1 Statistics courtesy of CCS