Our purpose is to create more moments for Albertans facing cancer by inspiring our community to give to innovation in detection, treatment and care. We always ask: how can we continue to achieve on our purpose?
CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE OF CANCER IN ALBERTA
THE CALGARY CANCER CENTRE
Canada’s largest, most comprehensive stand-alone cancer care centre is under construction in Calgary this very second. Concrete walls rising to the big prairie sky will shelter 1.3 million square feet of world-leading cancer care, research and education. By gathering the right people with the right tools under one roof, this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform cancer care and treatment as we head in to the next two years. The more we own cancer, the less it owns us.
THE CROSS CANCER INSTITUTE
The Cross Cancer Institute has quietly become a powerhouse of research and innovation. It is a beloved centre, during difficult times. As more and more patients and families walk through the doors of the Cross, we want to help staff meet those growing needs. We want to help create a space as extraordinary as the care being delivered under that roof.
Our commitment reaches far beyond Edmonton and Calgary. We are dedicated to harnessing the support of rural Alberta to ensure everyone, in every part of the province, has access to the best treatment and care
PARTNERS FOR PROGRESS
In addition to always having a straight line of sight to patients facing a cancer diagnosis today, and with our strategic partners in AHS, Cancer Care Alberta and the universities, we will continue to value the importance of early detection through research projects like these that are leading to improved cancer detection:
- Radon testing in Alberta to help prevent lung cancer, led by Dr. Aaron Goodarzi of University of Calgary with support from Alberta Cancer Foundation donors for the Evict Radon Project.
- Artificial Intelligence to detect cancer earlier – Dr. Khaled Barakat at the University of Alberta leads a project that uses modelling with supercomputers. Instead of performing research in a traditional lab, Dr. Barakat uses a supercomputer to help researchers map the atomic structure of cancerous or healthy cells. This can help predict interactions between drugs and targeted cells, and has led to more thorough research that progresses much faster than it would have in the past.
Read more about programs at albertacancer.ca/for-patients
The Tour is the next generation of an iconic fundraising event, the most “Alberta” event this province has ever seen. We continue to cycle with Albertans who want to fundraise in tribute to their friends and family who have been through a cancer experience. The Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer will be held on the weekend of July 22, 2022. For a decade Albertans have been pedaling for progress in support of world-class cancer research and life-saving care.
Read more about the Tour or register for next year at touralbertaforcancer.ca