Research

Clinical Trial Research

Funding clinical research to help develop new ways to prevent, diagnose, treat and control cancer.

Head and Neck Cancer Clinical Trial

Head and neck cancer causes serious damage that affects quality of life. A research team out of the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM) and the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine is hoping to change that.

International Clinical Trials Day – Anita

It was spring when Anita Julseth went to her doctor to have a mole on her neck checked. The mole was quickly removed, biopsied and by March Anita found out she had cancer.

We Stand with Patients During Their Cancer Journey

Going forward, don’t think that the only measure of success is a cure for cancer. This type of research will make treatments easier for people like me and improve our chance of success. That’s all I can ask for.

- Seven-time Ironman triathlete, Colin Hacket, diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer at age 34.

My wife Jan died in February 2012. Jan was a wonderful mom, grandma, wife and a good friend to all. She would be happy with what we’re doing. I’ve already received thank you letters from people who benefited from the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Patient Financial Assistance Program and it’s heartwarming.

- Tom Crist, donor Patient Financial Assistance Program

My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer when she was 50 and she lived with it until she was 81. When people are faced with a diagnosis, they inevitably have a lot of questions. Being able to reach out to a patient navigator just brings people peace of mind and that makes me and my family feel good.

- Keith MacPhail, Donor Patient Navigator Program

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