Media Releases

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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Jim Prentice Reconsiders Charitable Tax Credit Changes

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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.

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Cancer patient shares experience of being sick in Alberta

Monday, December 29, 2014

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.

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