Tag: Colorectal Cancer

Jodie Tilley on her colon cancer journey

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Born and raised in Australia, Jodie Tilley moved to Canada in 1996 after falling in love with the Rocky Mountains during a ski trip. After living in Halifax for several years, Jodie has been a resident of Calgary since 2005, and has made Canada her home for more than half of her life. It would … 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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FIT colorectal cancer screening test

FIT test helps to detect colorectal cancer sooner

Friday, January 17, 2014

Screening tool now available for average-risk Albertans EDMONTON – A new, easy-to-use colorectal cancer screening test is now available across the province, aimed at saving lives by detecting cancer earlier. The Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) – a home stool test with no dietary restrictions – is now the primary screening test for average-risk Albertans between … Read More

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