The Cross Cancer Institute is northern Alberta’s own comprehensive cancer centre and a leader in innovative cancer research, prevention, treatment and care initiatives across the province and beyond. As one of 17 cancer centres directly supported by the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the Cross Cancer Institute has been a vital part of powering change and accelerating discovery in Alberta since its inception in 1968.Alberta patients have access to innovative, groundbreaking research and discoveries leading to new cancer treatments and superior patient care, all right here in Edmonton. This year’s World’s Longest Hockey Game will directly support the purchase of a PET-MR scanner at the Cross Cancer Institute.PET-MR is the next generation of PET imaging – sophisticated technology that can provide exquisite images of cancer in its earliest stages, and offer unique insights into the behaviours of cancers, how they respond to treatment and what causes the negative side effects. This research will improve doctors’ ability to deliver the right treatment to the right patient at the right time. PET-MR will also improve the accuracy of radiation therapy delivery. Scans can be performed with 50 per cent less radiation exposure to patients. Radiation exposure is a source of concern for any patient, but must be monitored with particular care for pediatric and young adult patients, who are still growing and developing, as well as adults who need multiple scans during treatment.The continued support of participants, donors, volunteers, and sponsors of the World’s Longest Hockey Game is helping the Alberta Cancer Foundation to continue investing in the things that matter most to Albertans: earlier detection, better prevention strategies, improved treatment, and enhanced quality of life. Together, we are redefining the future for Albertans and their families facing cancer.
THIS WILL CHANGE, waiting for Info on PET/MR machine
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