Donor commitment has yielded real results. And we are proud of what we have accomplished together. Our donors allow the Alberta Cancer Foundation to push for breakthroughs and discoveries for all Albertans facing cancer. And you know what? The greatest thing about the progress we have made… is that it’s just the beginning!
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Spring 2019 Progress Report
Real progress in cancer research, treatment, and care.
Thanks to your incredible support, we are proud to share some promising updates that demonstrate real progress in cancer research, treatment, and care.
Thank you for being our most important partner, as we work to make life better for patients across the province. Together, we can make a difference.
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Alberta-based company, Syantra, has the potential to change breast cancer screening protocols with their new, non-invasive blood test – known as Breast CancerScout™. Currently undergoing clinical trials, this could become a key screening tool for breast cancer and help to improve accuracy alongside traditional screening methods. Your generosity is helping to make early detection less invasive and more accessible.
Traditionally, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are the most well-known forms of cancer treatment. While they still play an important role, significant strides are being made in the field of immunotherapy – using the immune system to attack cancer cells. Now considered a “pillar” of cancer treatment, immunotherapy is giving more hope to patients and has become an established treatment option for many types of cancer. Also, nearly 80 per cent of clinical trials supported by the Foundation are focused on immunotherapy. Thank you for changing the way we treat patients across the province.
The Alberta Cancer Exercise Program (ACE) is a provincial initiative that aims to improve outcomes and quality of life for cancer “thrivers” and survivors by delivering cancer specific exercise training, closer to home. With locations all over Alberta, ACE is a free, 12-week community-based program. Thanks to donors like you, this tailor-made program is positively impacting the lives of Albertans facing cancer.
Dr. Frank Wuest is utilizing novel imaging technology to detect prostate cancer at different stages. Specifically, Dr. Wuest’s team is developing a chemical compound that will highlight cancerous cells more precisely than ever before. The innovative approach to creating this chemical compound – termed “shake & bake” – will ensure that that this imaging technique is more accessible. Thank you for accelerating progress and helping to provide patients with leading-edge treatment options.