Media Releases

The Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® presented by Evraz Announces $5.9 Million Raised in Annual Event, Collectively Raising over $80.9 Million in 11 Years

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Alberta’s largest cycling fundraiser draws 1,255 Riders in the 11th annual event, cycling over 200 kilometres in two days and supporting breakthrough cancer research and care at the Alberta Cancer Foundation and 15 other centers across Alberta. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CALGARY, August 17, 2019 – The Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® presented by Evraz announced … Read More


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Calgary-made blood test could revolutionize breast cancer detection

Thursday, March 14, 2019

CALGARY – Detecting cancer as early as possible is important to achieving the best possible treatment success. This year, more than 800 women in Calgary will undergo a liquid (blood) biopsy, alongside their regular mammogram as part of an international clinical trial designed to test a new way of detecting breast cancer. Alberta Innovates, the … Read More


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You are invited to attend: Immunotherapy: Game Changing Research in Alberta

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Alberta Cancer Foundation and BioCanRx are pleased to invite the public and the media to public symposia in both Edmonton and Calgary on lmmunotherapy, a new type of cancer treatment that boosts the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. The goal of these events is to bring together Albertans and the brightest Canadian minds in lmmunotherapy to talk about emerging research in the area of cancer diagnosis and treatment. As well, patients will share their stories and the impact that has already been made right here at home.


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Funding to develop technology that will detect prostate cancer earlier

Monday, May 28, 2018

Alberta Innovates, the Alberta Cancer Foundation and DynaLIFE have joined together to help commercialize Alberta-owned innovations that will detect cancer earlier and improve treatment for Albertans. The challenge was part of Alberta Innovates’ Alberta Small Business Innovation and Research Initiative (ASBIRI) program and included insight from Alberta Health Services.


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Community Fundraiser to Show the Love to Cross Cancer Institute

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

For 50 years, the Cross Cancer Institute has been delivering world-class treatment and care to Albertans facing cancer. A passionate group of community business leaders has come together to celebrate this facility by launching a lofty fundraising campaign that will continue to support the Cross Cancer Institute for years to come.


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Making (sound) waves in the fight against cancer

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Each year, thousands of Canadian men with prostate cancer undergo biopsies to help their doctors better understand the progression and nature of their disease. It provides vital, sometimes life-saving information, yet cancer researcher John Lewis knows it can be a difficult test to ask of anyone.


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Drugs prevent heart damage during breast cancer treatment, study shows

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Heart medication taken in combination with chemotherapy reduces the risk of serious cardiovascular damage in patients with early-stage breast cancer, according to results from a new landmark clinical trial.Existing research has shown some cancer therapies such as Herceptin greatly improve survival rates for early-stage breast cancer, but come with a fivefold risk of heart failure—a devastating condition as life-threatening as the cancer itself.


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