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September 6, 2014

Cancer Care at The Ottawa Hospital

World-class cancer care right here in town

The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre is the second-largest cancer services provider in Ontario and among the top five in Canada. It is a fully integrated outpatient clinic of The Ottawa Hospital, where 80% of all cancer surgeries in Eastern Ontario are performed. In fact, more than half of all patients at The Ottawa Hospital are being treated for cancer and cancer follow-up.

The Ottawa Hospital is the hub of cancer care in our region, delivering a full range of cancer services, including prevention, screening, diagnosis, surgery and treatment (chemotherapy and radiation), as well as palliative and supportive care. It is also among Canada’s leading sites for clinical trials into the effectiveness of alternative and emerging cancer therapies.

There is no better way to support cancer care in the Ottawa-area than through The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. We are among the top five most efficient hospital foundations in Canada*. With administrative costs of 18.5 cents on the dollar, our Foundation was also ranked second in Ontario for fundraising efficiency. This demonstrates our commitment to our riders, and those who support them, that their generosity will make the greatest impact possible on cancer patient care and research.

*According to MoneySense Magazine Top 100 Charities