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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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Why the Doirons chose to make a gift in their will

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Jill and Charlie Doiron are longtime supporters of the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Driven by the impact clinical trials have had on Jill’s own cancer journey, Jill and Charlie are committed to supporting local advancements and Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials for the future of cancer care. This commitment is promised beyond their lifetime. Here, Jill Doiron shares … Read More


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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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