The number of new cancer cases increases each year, mainly because of the aging population. Along with the disastrous consequences for patients and their families, cancer is an enormous burden on society, for its detrimental impact on both the healthcare system and the national economy. In order to reverse that trend, more and more money must be invested to support research. The financing obtained by the major funding organizations is not enough to support research. As a result, developing more effective and better adapted cancer therapies requires a collective effort.
Between now and 2021, IRIC will need your support to raise $10,900,000 ($8,600,000 for the creation of Research Chairs, the recruitment of Investigators and the maintaining of core facilities, $1,300,000 for scholarships and training the next generation of scientists, and $1,000,000 to fund innovative projects). Without you, and without acquiring new knowledge, training the next generation of scientists or maintaining the Institute’s infrastructures, IRIC cannot accelerate the discovery of new therapies.