Make a difference on World Cancer Day

Over the next 15 years, Canadians will see a 40 percent increase in cancer diagnoses, with almost one in two developing cancer in their lifetime. Our ability to translate research into patient therapies, coupled with one of the best-equipped cancer centres in the country, means we are well-positioned to face this challenge head-on.

At The Ottawa Hospital, we ensure that these patients—our friends, families, and loved ones— have access to the very best doctors and therapies when they need it most. Through world leading personalized treatment and care, our physicians and researchers are working to improve the lives of each patient living with this devastating disease.

This World Cancer Day, you can have a direct impact on the lives of those who walk through our hospital walls each and every day. A small donation today can help make a big difference.

Get inspired

Read some of the incredible and inspiring stories of patients, researchers and doctors at The Ottawa Hospital.

Jillian O'ConnorFour years after metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, every day is a gift
When Jillian was 18 weeks pregnant with Declan, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She wasn’t expected to celebrate his second birthday. But she did. And, two and a half years later, Jillian celebrated his fourth birthday with him—and still living life to its fullest.


Stefany DupontCAR-T cell therapy—new hope when standard cancer treatments fail
Stefany was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) when she was 13.

Platinum SeedsPlatinum seeds planted to revolutionize Cyberknife treatment
Platinum seeds help CyberKnife robot more successfully detect and destroy inoperable tumours.

Donna JakowecMy emotional and mental journey with cancer
These are the words of Donna Jakowec, while she navigated her first battle with cancer.

Radioactive SeedsRadioactive seeds increase surgical accuracy for breast cancer patients
When a routine mammogram identified a small tumour, Rita Nattkemper was given an innovative option to mark its location for the surgery. A...



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