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
I truly believe, after my stage 4 cancer diagnosis, I would not be here in this positive physical and mental state today without the support from the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the expertise of my amazing health care team at Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
- Randy Thompson, a cancer survivor, who was diagnosed with stage 4 rectal and liver cancer at age 55.
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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