Two views on re-directing cancer funds

A Toronto journalist and a Queen's professor present their views on raising money for various cancers.
Nearly 2,500 participants in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer join hands during the Opening Ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, April, 2006. (Kevin Wolf/Associated Press)

Charity Intelligence Canada, an Ontario-based non-profit that analyzes charities, released its report, Cancer in Canada, on Tuesday to highlight four cancers it says most desperately need donor support: pancreatic, stomach, lung and colorectal. 

The reports suggests that money going to some cancers, such as breast cancer, could be directed to help with prevention and treatment of other deadly cancers.

Libby Znaimer is a Toronto journalist who had breast cancer in 2006 and two years later was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She is the national spokesperson for Pancreatic Cancer Canada.

Samantha King is a professor at Queen's University. She has an interest in health issues and has written Pink Ribbons, Inc. which is her critical analysis of the marketing techniques used to raise money for breast cancer.

We present abridged interviews with Znaimer and King.