The reasons for our commitment
In August 2001, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and had a 40% chance to live my next five years. I was fortunate to be offered to participate in a clinical trial that would give me access to state-of-the-art treatment. All these years later, I am very grateful to have had access to this experimental treatment to which I attribute my survival.
My husband Charles supported me throughout this fight, and together we decided to get involved in offering the best care available to the greatest possible number of breast cancer patients in Quebec.
This is how, in October 2015, the McPeak-Sirois Group for Clinical Research in Breast Cancer was launched, a private initiative bringing together public institutions, an achievement we are particularly proud of.
The McPeak-Sirois Group is a charitable organization supported by Susan McPeak and Charles Sirois, a renowned entrepreneur and caregiver to his wife. Susan McPeak is very active in the fight against breast cancer. She took part in the documentary film Beauty and the Breast, shared her testimony in the book entitled Tu n’es pas seule, and was honorary co-chair of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation’s 20th anniversary fundraising campaign, just to name a few of her contributions.