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e-512 (Ovarian cancer)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Kelly Grover from Toronto, Ontario, on August 17, 2016, at 8:20 a.m. (EDT)
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Government assistance
Medical research
Ovarian cancer
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Health

Whereas:
  • Ovarian cancer is the most fatal women’s cancer in Canada; and this year, 2,800 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 1,750 will die from the disease;
  • Outcomes for ovarian cancer have not changed in 50 years, treatments have not advanced significantly since the 1990s;
  • Despite these facts, investment in ovarian cancer research lags well behind that of other cancers;
  • In 2013, only $13.8M was invested in ovarian cancer research in Canada, while $74 million was spent on breast cancer research and $36.5 million on prostate cancer research;
  • Cancers such as breast and prostate cancer have seen great advances in prognosis and treatment and these gains are largely attributed to the significant investments in research; and
  • Unfortunately, insufficient research funding for ovarian cancer continues to stall scientific progress, leading to the loss of far too many lives.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to make an immediate additional investment of $10 million in ovarian cancer research to help save the lives of thousands of Canadian women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Oakville
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on February 24, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01171)
Government response tabled on March 24, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : August 17, 2016, at 8:20 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : December 15, 2016, at 8:20 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
320
British Columbia
516
Manitoba
239
New Brunswick
48
Newfoundland and Labrador
45
Nova Scotia
233
Nunavut
2
Ontario
1842
Prince Edward Island
5
Quebec
732
Saskatchewan
130
Yukon
2
Other Countries
38
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