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Due Diligence – A Path to Reciprocal Confidence

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Spend just five minutes speaking with someone at the Alberta Cancer Foundation, and you might find yourself engaged in a conversation about opportunity development, due diligence, value-added activities, portfolio management, and risk-return ratios. Whaaaaaat??? Is the Alberta Cancer Foundation a charity or an investment firm? Well, the short answer is – both! While we do … Read More

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Daryl Silzer

Putting “Our” Best Foot Forward

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Cancer… When I started my career at the Alberta Cancer Foundation in December of 2008 I was excited to be contributing to an organization that was investing in so many impactful projects in cancer research, prevention and screening programs, and enhancing patient care within cancer centres across Alberta. I was helping others. “Others” I say … Read More

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Weight Management

Tips for Weight Management

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight is important for overall health. It decreases our risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, and a plethora of other health conditions. But did you know that it also impacts our cancer risk? Being overweight or obese puts us at increased risk for breast, … Read More

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Spotlight on Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It has been a year since I started in my position as a pediatric, adolescent and young adult oncologist in Edmonton. The area of adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology is a relatively new sub-specialty. It was born from concerns being raised that the cancer survival rates for the AYA population were not improving to … Read More

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Nutrition and Cancer: What’s the Link?

Friday, September 12, 2014

It has been suggested that about one-third of all cancers can be prevented by eating well, being active, and maintaining a healthy body weight. In other words, if we all strive to lead the healthy lifestyle described above, we can prevent one out of every three cancer patients from ever having to endure the struggles … Read More

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