The Alberta Cancer Foundation has invested $3 million into a colorectal research projectthat will prevent tumours from being able to repair themselves after radiation treatment, increasing the chance of success for patients facing this disease.
Every day, 43 Albertans hear the words “you have cancer.” The Alberta Cancer Foundation and its donors stand alongside Albertans facing cancer by investing in innovative research, leading-edge treatments and support services to ease the cancer journey.
Joined by members of the Calgary philanthropic and charitable community, Progressive Conservative Leader Jim Prentice said today that after hearing directly from Albertans during the course of the election campaign, he has reconsidered the reduction to the charitable donation tax credit in the budget, and a PC government will maintain the previous rate.
Last week we learned a new cancer centre was being delayed for a third time. The Tom Baker Cancer Centre reached full capacity years ago, but people like Mary Beth Eckersley continue to get sick. In this report, she shares what it’s like to be a patient in a cancer system without any room.