Tag: cancer research

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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Scheers to you, Bill

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Guest blog post by Slade Rogers, Alberta Cancer Foundation supporter and one of the Directors of Cowboys for a Cure Over the years, many great cowboys and cowgirls have been lost to cancer. In 2013, former bareback rider and rodeo announcer Bill Scheers was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Although he was beginning his own cancer … Read More

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Investing in colorectal research

Monday, November 16, 2015

Last week, at a small reception at the Cross Cancer Institute, the Alberta Cancer Foundation announced a $3 million investment (pdf) into colorectal cancer research over the next three years. The project, led by Dr. Michael Weinfeld of the University of Alberta and Cross Cancer Institute, will develop a drug that impedes a tumour’s ability … Read More

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