Centre for Skin Cancer

Fighting the most common and fastest growing form of cancer in Canada

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Skin cancer
Vital Initiative Description
In Numbers...
  • 95%
    Of all skin cancers are curable, provided they are detected and treated early enough
  • 90%
    Of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun
  • 2 in 5
    Number of patients in which skin cancer will recur within 5 years
  • 1 in 3
    Caucasians develop skin cancer
  • 50%
    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada, accounting for more than 50% of all cancers combined
  • 30%
    The incidence of skin cancer is now 30% higher in Canadians than 10 years ago
  • 15
    Total number of Mohs surgeons in Canada
In Brief...
Fundraising Goal: $2.5 million
  • Building of the Skin Cancer Centre 
  • Creation of the National Tumour Registry
  • Relocation of the current Skin Cancer Clinic
  • Hiring of additional human resources
  • Pathology Laboratory instrumentation and equipment
  • Teaching program for residents, family physicians and specialists 
  • Public awareness & prevention program and rapid referral service to physicians