Media Releases

Alberta Cancer Foundation announces new CEO

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Alberta Cancer Foundation announces new CEO May 20, 2020 – The Alberta Cancer Foundation’s board of trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Beauchesne as CEO, effective June 22. Beauchesne has spent the vast majority of her career working in the health-care sector. She comes to the Foundation from STARS Air Ambulance, where … Read More


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Foundations to join forces to renovate Lloydminster Cancer Centre.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Foundations to join forces to renovate Lloydminster Cancer Centre. Small changes look to enhance the experience for patients, families and staff EDMONTON — Media are invited to the announcement of a planned renovation in the Lloydminster Community Cancer Centre that will see two foundations partner on an improvement to the space. The Lloydminister Region Health … Read More


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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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