Canada renews commitment to fight breast cancer:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Canadian government has made Can$45 million ($32 million) available to renew the Canadian Breast Cancer Initiative (CBCI), which was first launched in 1993. The funding includes Can$10 million from the Medical Research Council of Canada for the research arm of the CBCI. Health Canada is also allocating Can$20 million over the next five years to areas including early detection and quality screening for breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadian women. It is estimated that 5,300 women will die of the disease this year and there will be 19,300 new cases.