BCC Announces $2.5 Million to McPeak-Sirois Group

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Breast Cancer Canada Grants $2.5 Million to McPeak-Sirois Group
to Expand Access to Clinical Research

Breast Cancer Canada and McPeak-Sirois Group unite to advance clinical research in Quebec, marking Breast Cancer Canada’s first multi-million dollar research investment in the province.

Breast Cancer Canada, a national charity dedicated to saving lives through breast cancer research, announced a new and innovative partnership with McPeak-Sirois Group for Clinical Research in Breast Cancer, one of the largest breast cancer clinical research consortiums in Canada, to expand access to clinical research in breast cancer throughout Quebec. This funding marks Breast Cancer Canada’s first major investment in Quebec research. 

The $2.5 million commitment to McPeak-Sirois Group will be granted over the next five years and will support the Programme Accès-recherche Dr. André-Robidoux aiming at making clinical research more accessible to patients living outside major urban areas. The funding will amplify the geographical reach and impact of the Group while enabling regional hospitals to offer more clinical trials for the benefit of their patients.

“We would like to thank Breast Cancer Canada for this partnership which represents a major milestone for our Group. Breast Cancer Canada’s funding will allow for growth in the number of Quebec hospitals offering breast cancer clinical trials and improve access to innovative treatments to patients,” shared Dominique Johnson, Managing Director of the Group. “Our objective is to double our reach from 10 to more than 20 hospitals. This funding infusion is empowering us to reach a broader patient base and bring clinical research closer to patients.” 

“We are extremely proud to partner with McPeak-Sirois Group,” said Kimberly Carson, CEO of Breast Cancer Canada. “Together, we are amplifying access to clinical trials and reaching more Canadian breast cancer patients. This partnership represents a significant step forward in our ongoing mission to improve outcomes and transform the breast cancer landscape to be personalized to each individual.”

The partnership between Breast Cancer Canada and McPeak-Sirois Group brings together the expertise and resources of two esteemed Canadian not-for-profit organizations. By leveraging their combined strengths, the aim is to drive tangible progress to increase access to state-of-the-art treatments for patients living in all regions of Quebec. Since the beginning of this partnership, the CISSS de Lanaudière has joined the Consortium as its 11th member.

Susan McPeak, co-founder of the McPeak-Sirois Group, comments: “This funding will catalyze substantial growth for our consortium, enabling the expansion of clinical trial offerings across the province of Quebec. As a former patient and clinical trial participant myself, I know how important it is to be given access to research that cares, regardless of where you live.”

Earlier this year Breast Cancer Canada launched PROgress Tracker. McPeak-Sirois Group was an early advocate for the release of the national, first-of-its-kind knowledge registry that will collect experiences over the next 10 years from people with breast cancer. The intention is to use the data to inform policy and future breast cancer management. BCC is now accepting participants who have or have had any stage of breast cancer, at any time during their journey, to register in PROgress Tracker available in both French and English.

About Breast Cancer Canada:
Breast Cancer Canada (formerly the Breast Cancer Society of Canada) is a national charity dedicated to saving lives through breast cancer research. With a focus on precision oncology (personalized care), it is the only national breast cancer organization in Canada that has a clear mandate to raise money for research. The organization receives no government funding, meaning all research is funded through the generosity of donors. For more information visit, breastcancerprogress.ca.

About The McPeak-Sirois Group:
The McPeak-Sirois Group is a charitable organization whose mission is to fight breast cancer more effectively by increasing patients’ access and participation in clinical trials. The Group’s scientific committee is made up of internationally renowned scientists who oversee the selection of clinical studies offered to the consortium’s member hospitals. Co-founded in 2015 by Susan McPeak, a breast cancer survivor, and Charles Sirois, a well-known entrepreneur, the McPeak-Sirois Group is committed to promoting research that cares by bringing it closer to breast cancer patients throughout Quebec.
https://mcpeaksirois.org/en

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Cancer du sein du Canada accorde 2,5 millions $ au
Groupe McPeak-Sirois pour élargir l’accès à la recherche clinique

Cancer du sein du Canada et le Groupe McPeak-Sirois s’unissent pour faire progresser
la recherche clinique au Québec, marquant le premier investissement en recherche de plusieurs millions $ de Cancer du sein du Canada dans la province.

Cancer du sein du Canada, un organisme de bienfaisance national voué à sauver des vies grâce à la recherche sur le cancer du sein, a annoncé aujourd’hui un nouveau partenariat innovant avec le Groupe McPeak-Sirois, l’un des plus grands consortiums de recherche clinique en cancer du sein au Canada, afin d’élargir l’accès à la recherche clinique en cancer du sein partout au Québec. Ce financement constitue le premier investissement majeur de Cancer du sein du Canada dans la recherche au Québec.

L’engagement de 2,5 millions $ envers le Groupe McPeak-Sirois sera accordé au cours des cinq prochaines années et appuiera le Programme Accès-recherche Dr André-Robidoux qui vise à rendre la recherche clinique plus accessible aux patients résidant à l’extérieur des grandes zones urbaines. Ce financement élargira la portée géographique et l’impact du Groupe tout en permettant aux hôpitaux régionaux de proposer davantage d’essais cliniques au bénéfice de leurs patients. 

« Nous tenons à remercier Cancer du sein du Canada pour ce partenariat qui représente une étape majeure pour notre Groupe. Le financement de Cancer du sein du Canada va augmenter le nombre d’hôpitaux québécois offrant des essais cliniques en cancer du sein et améliorer l’accès des patients à des traitements innovants », a partagé Dominique Johnson, directrice générale du Groupe. « Notre objectif est de doubler notre portée au Québec en passant de 10 à plus de 20 hôpitaux membres. Ce financement nous permet d’atteindre une base de patients plus large et de rapprocher la recherche clinique des patients en région. »

« Nous sommes extrêmement fiers de nous associer au Groupe McPeak-Sirois », a déclaré Kimberly Carson, PDG de Cancer du sein du Canada. « Ensemble, nous élargissons l’accès aux essais cliniques et atteignons davantage de patientes canadiennes atteintes du cancer du sein. Ce partenariat représente une étape importante dans notre mission visant à améliorer les résultats et à transformer le traitement du cancer du sein pour qu’il soit personnalisé à chaque individu. »

Le partenariat entre Cancer du sein du Canada et le Groupe McPeak-Sirois rassemble l’expertise et les ressources de deux organismes à but non lucratif canadiens reconnus. En tirant parti de leurs forces combinées, l’objectif est de favoriser des progrès concrets afin d’accroître l’accès aux traitements de pointe pour les patients vivant dans toutes les régions du Québec. Depuis le début de ce partenariat, le CISSS de Lanaudière s’est d’ailleurs joint au Consortium à titre de 11e membre.

Susan McPeak, cofondatrice du Groupe McPeak-Sirois, commente : « Ce financement entrainera une croissance substantielle de notre consortium, permettant ainsi l’expansion de l’offre d’essais cliniques à travers la province du Québec. En tant qu’ancienne patiente et participante à un essai clinique, je sais à quel point il est important d’avoir accès à la recherche qui soigne, quel que soit son lieu de résidence ».

Plus tôt cette année, Cancer du sein du Canada a lancé le registre du cancer du sein PROgress. Le Groupe McPeak-Sirois a été l’un des premiers à relayer l’annonce de ce premier registre national de connaissances en son genre qui recueillera les expériences des personnes atteintes d’un cancer du sein au cours des 10 prochaines années. L’intention est d’utiliser les données pour éclairer les politiques et la gestion future du cancer du sein. Cancer du sein du Canada invite désormais les participantes qui ont ou ont eu un cancer du sein, à n’importe quel stade ou étape dans leur parcours, à s’inscrire au registre PROgress, disponible en français et en anglais

À propos de Cancer du sein du canada
Cancer du sein du Canada (anciennement la Société du cancer du sein du Canada) est un organisme de bienfaisance national qui se consacre à sauver des vies grâce à la recherche sur le cancer du sein. En mettant l’accent sur l’oncologie de précision (soins personnalisés), il s’agit du seul organisme national de lutte contre le cancer du sein au Canada qui a clairement pour mandat de recueillir des fonds pour la recherche. L’organisme ne reçoit aucun financement gouvernemental, ce qui signifie que toute la recherche est financée par la générosité des donateurs. Pour plus d’informations, visitez cancerduseinprogres.com

À propos du Groupe McPeak-Sirois
Le Groupe McPeak-Sirois est un consortium d’hôpitaux de toutes les régions du Québec ayant pour mission d’améliorer la lutte contre le cancer du sein en augmentant l’accès et la participation des patients aux protocoles de recherche clinique. Doté d’un comité scientifique composé de chercheurs reconnus à l’échelle mondiale, le Groupe veille à la sélection des études cliniques offertes aux hôpitaux membres. Cofondé en 2015 par Susan McPeak, survivante d’un cancer du sein, et son conjoint, l’entrepreneur Charles Sirois, le Groupe McPeak-Sirois s’engage à améliorer l’accès à la recherche qui soigne. https://mcpeaksirois.org/en

Contact Media
Anne-Marie Tremble
Gestionnaire de compte
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Contact pour le Groupe McPeak-Sirois
Marine Baillie, Conseillère aux communications
Groupe McPeak-Sirois
[email protected]
C : 514-945-2803

 

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