Dollars at Work
The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer (formerly known as The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers) has made a huge impact on the work of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, as highlighted below. As we walk in the Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer, you will be supporting work to conquer all cancers, and your impact will be felt in new research discoveries, new clinical innovations, and the continuation of the important Cancer Rehab and Survivorship Program.


  •  $54.7 million to The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research led by Dr. Tak Mak, with 7 Principal Investigators and over 112 staff.
  •  $8.7 million to purchase cutting edge research equipment and support breast cancer research activities in the PMH research expansion at MaRS (Medical and Related Science).
  •  $3 million to create The Weekend to End Breast Cancer Chair in Breast Cancer Research, held by Dr. Tak Mak, a world renowned cancer research scientist.
  •  $1.5 million to the Walker Innovation Program, which supports researchers and new ideas that have the potential for advancing scientific knowledge of breast cancer.
  •  $2.1 million to support Dr. Norman Boyd’s research into breast cancer prevention, focusing on the understanding of mammographic density as a risk factor.
  •  $1.8 million to support Mass Spectrometer program
  • $500,000 to support research at The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute for equipment, lab expenses, research and staff related expenses and research operations

Clinical Enhancements

  • $3.9 million toward a comprehensive breast imaging program and the purchase of a breast MRI and digital mammography machine.
  •  $3 million toward a newly revamped and re-designed M. Lau Breast Centre that provides complete care for breast cancer patients.
  •  $2.9 million to support clinical trials for breast cancer patients. and $500,000 for fellowship program
  •  $2 million to support an extensive Tumour Bank, database maintenance and pathology renovations.
  •  $1.3 million to support Dr. David McCready’s rapid diagnosis pilot study, which is now the Gattuso Rapid Diagnostic Centre and sees up to 1,500 patients a year.
  • $550,000 to support the clinical trial of intraoperative radiation therapy, led by Dr. David McCreadyand Dr. Anthony Fyles.
  • $250,000 toward the design and creation of the new Conway Chemotherapy and Transfusion Centre, the largest centre of its kind in North America.
  • $980,000 to support the surgical robotics program for gynecological cancer patients.
  • $160,000 toward the Familial Ovarian Cancer Clinic, which now also provides genetic counselling for breast cancer patients.
  • $6.6 million for other clinical enhancements and genetics research programs
  • $2.5 million to support Princess Margaret’s Space Transformation which is a multi-phase project that will create a transformative environment for Personalized Cancer Medicine.
  • $130,000 towards grant matching program


  • $11.8 million for the establishment and continued support of the first in-hospital Survivorship Clinic and Program in Canada. This includes ELLICSR, a 12,000-square-foot innovative research centre, led by Dr. Pamela Catton, and Caring Voices, an award-winning online community for survivors and their families.
  • $1  million to provide reconstructive breast surgery for women who have had breast cancer.

PM Foundation Fund

  • $3.5 million to support the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation Fund.

*New cancer drug development is a long and risk-filled process. We are very encouraged by this discovery and reaching this major milestone. The drug discovery from Dr. Tak Mak and Dr. Dennis Slamon announced by The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation in June 2013 has been cleared by Health Canada and the University Health Network Research Ethics Board, and is in  clinical trials. For more information please visit www.canadiancancertrials.ca.