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Our blog features stories from some of the 53 Albertans and their familes who hear the words “you have cancer.” every day.

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Lance Hartman on living with cancer

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Lance Hartman is a husband, father, and grandfather from Drayton Valley. Growing up, he spent a lot of time raising horses and working on the farm. But in early 2019, pressure in his stomach disrupted his regular work and routine – he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Lance started his treatment with three different chemotherapy … Read More

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The Impact of Images on Enhanced Patient Care

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Dianne and Irving Kipnes, well-known Edmonton philanthropists, are outstanding leaders in advancing research and medical care in Alberta. In 2008, Dianne and Irving Kipnes made a $5 million gift to create an endowment with the Alberta Cancer Foundation to fund the Dianne and Irving Kipnes Chair in Radiopharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Frank Wuest, originally from Germany, … Read More

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Giving Through Generations

Saturday, January 15, 2022

As children growing up in the mid-1940s, Phil and Harriet Libin learned about the importance of giving back from their respective families. The couple’s parents, Saul and Sonia Libin and Leo and Goldie Sheftel, donated whatever time or money they could afford to people in need. As a result, Phil and Harriet began volunteering in … Read More

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The Impact of Clinical Trials – Candace Cook Shares her Story

Friday, December 3, 2021

Candace has been living with cancer for over a decade. She was first diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer over ten years ago and then stage 4 over seven years ago. In that time, she has been through various treatments and clinical trials. She emphasizes how important these trials are, as she has been out … Read More

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