AHS and Clinical Trials

We ignite cancer research!

Through the support of our donors, we are Alberta’s largest philanthropic investor in cancer research. We support all Alberta cancer clinical trials.

Find out more on Alberta Health Services clinical trials website.

Tomorrow’s Treatments Today

About Alberta Cancer Clinical Trials

Our mission at Alberta Cancer Clinical Trials (ACCT) is to build an efficient, robust and sustainable clinical trial system to allow more patients than ever the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.

We aim to position Alberta as a province of research excellence nationally and internationally for cancer clinical trials as we work towards advancing our knowledge of cancer control.

By providing the most efficient clinical trials operations led by research experts, we strive towards improved outcomes for current and future cancer patients in Alberta. Working hand in hand with the Alberta Cancer Foundation, we bring the treatments of tomorrow to those fighting cancer today. Learn More

Trevor's Story

Today, 53 Albertans will hear the words you have cancer. Trevor Sauer was one of those Albertans. At the Alberta Cancer Foundation, we are privileged to hear about the progress that is being made all the time. We are pushing for results that accelerate change and will improve the lives of Albertans like Trevor.

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We Stand with Patients During Their Cancer Journey

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.

My wife Jan died in February 2012. Jan was a wonderful mom, grandma, wife and a good friend to all. She would be happy with what we’re doing. I’ve already received thank you letters from people who benefited from the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Patient Financial Assistance Program and it’s heartwarming.

- Tom Crist, donor Patient Financial Assistance Program

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

Help make life better for Albertans facing cancer

We Cross Cancer

In honour of International Clinical Trials Day, please consider making a gift that will help double our capacity for life-saving clinical trials at the Cross Cancer Institute.