Media Releases

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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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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