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Every Ride helps transform the way we look at cancer care here in Canada and around the world. The funds raised directly support over 1,300 researchers and scientists at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre who show up each day and push the boundaries of cancer care.
Every Ride has the potential to help save a life.
In fact, The Princess Margaret is home to several hundred “world-firsts” in cancer research thanks to your hardworking fundraising dollars.
Dr. Vera Peters’ groundbreaking work showed that patients with early Hodgkin disease, then considered incurable, could be cured if given extended field radiotherapy.
Drs. James Till and Ernest McCulloch discovered stem cells and how they function, which changed the course of cancer research.
Dr. Hans Messner performs first allogeneic bone marrow transplant at Princess Margaret, now one of the largest blood and marrow transplant programs in the world.
Dr. Tak Mak cloned the T-cell receptor that pioneered work in the genetics of immunology and in 1988 Dr. Ian Tannock discovered important mechanism by which cancer cells become resistant to chemotherapy.
we installed full-field digital mammography enabling earlier diagnosis of breast cancer with less radiation.
Dr. John Dick identified colon cancer stem cells.
we became the first site in Canada to use a robot to produce chemotherapy doses for patients.