We ignite cancer research.

Going forward, don’t think that the only measure of success is a cure for cancer. This type of research will make treatments easier for people like me and improve our chance of success. That’s all I can ask for.

- Seven-time Ironman triathlete, Colin Hacket, diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer at age 34.

We take a bold approach to providing Albertans with access to the best cancer treatment and care.

My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer when she was 50 and she lived with it until she was 81. When people are faced with a diagnosis, they inevitably have a lot of questions. Being able to reach out to a patient navigator just brings people peace of mind and that makes me and my family feel good.

- Keith MacPhail, Donor Patient Navigator Program

We are a partner in Alberta's health system.

You’ve got a talent pool of medical staff at the Cross Cancer Institute who work very hard,” says Charlie. “There are a lot of good things being done there using conventional sources of health care funding, which covers current standard treatments. Private donations help the Institute to go beyond the basics to explore the newest treatments and participate in world-wide clinical trials.

- Jill and Charlie Doiron, Donors, Clinical Trials

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Making an Impact

Over

4,400

Patients

in rural Alberta will access their local ACF Patient Navigator each year

Up to

60%

Improvement

in survival rates for late-stage melanoma due to clinical trials in immunotherapy

Over the past 5 years, more than

6,000

Albertans

have taken part in 500 cancer clinical trials

Almost

60,000

patients

visit Alberta's cancer centres every year

Every Year

600

Albertans

survive cancer that would not have survived 25 years ago

One in Six

Alberta Men

will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime

Last year alone, over

25,000

patients

visited the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton

Every year

800

patients

visit the Tom Baker Cancer Centre

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Investment Announcement

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