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

  2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Publications 1,213 1,192 1,312 1,185 1,224
Total Researchers 333 333 373 399 376
Principal Investigators (CCRU Members) 251 251 293 315 297
Fellows, Residents and Grad Students 324 359* 656 450 528

*Princess Margaret Cancer Centre no longer counts short-term fellows in its annual calculations.

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

  2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Outpatient Clinic Visits 230,920 224,498 228,380 224,724 215,971
New Cancer Patients 17,801 17,797 17,751 18,033 17,460
Chemotherapy Treatments 50,000 47,677 37,754  34,851 34,851

Quick Facts

  • 3,200 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: 700 clinical trials involving 1 in 6 new patients at The Princess Margaret (Home to NIH Phase I and II consortia; member site for NIH Cancer Immunotherapy Network).
  • The ELLICSR centre received over 1966 visits for health, wellness and survivorship support (2017).
  • 1,500 patients visit the Gattuso Rapid Diagnostic Centre annually (2017).

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.