Social Results Reporting

Our Results in Stories

Our personal stories of hope illustrate some of the most rewarding aspects of working at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Read stories from cancer patientsdonors and researchers who all share the common goal – to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime.

Our Results in Numbers

Research at the Princess Margaret, Year-Over-Year

  2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Publications 1,185 1,224 1,135 937 872 815
Total Researchers 399 376 361 300 262 245
Principal Investigators (CCRU Members) 315 297 280 220 182 165
Fellows and Graduate Students 450 528 549 483 381 433

Clinical Care at the Princess Margaret, Year-Over-Year

  2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Outpatient Clinic Visits 230,000 n/a n/a 429,608 368,240 201,673
New Cancer Patients 18,033 17,460 16,952 17,999 18,585 12,328
Chemotherapy Treatments 34,851 34,851 n/a 31,025 30,881 29,801

Quick Facts

  • 3,000 employees are involved in our patient care and research programs.
  • Our research enterprise is comprised of more than 1,200 people.
  • We run Canada's largest clinical trial program: 600 clinical trials involving 1 in 5 new patients at The Princess Margaret (Home to NIH Phase I and II consortia; member site for NIH Cancer Immunotherapy Network).
  • Nearly 900 visitors visit ELLICSR for health, wellness and survivorship support  (2015).
  • 1,283 patients visit the Gattuso Rapid Diagnostic Centre annually (2015).

Discovery Milestones

We have a rich history of discovery and innovation, including Drs. James Till and Ernest McCulloch’s discovery of stem cells at The Princess Margaret in 1961.  We celebrated another major breakthrough in stem cell research when Dr. John Dick identified colon cancer stem cells in 2006.  Milestones such as these reflect the remarkable progress being made in conquering cancer at The Princess Margaret.

Please read more of our discovery milestones.