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Head and neck cancer can be ruthless, with a survival rate of barely 50 per cent. While surviving this type of cancer can clearly be defined as success, it is often just the beginning of a long and painful journey for these patients.
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In 2017, nearly 2500 Albertans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. These are not just statistics. These are our loved ones, our neighbours, our friends.
Every day, 6 Albertans are diagnosed with breast cancer. Many will receive Taxane Chemotherapy, an effective drug that can improve cancer survival. But it only works half the time.
Dr. Lewis and his team are pushing to accelerate new and innovative ways to align research throughout the province and solidify Alberta as a world-class prostate cancer research centre.
Thanks to you, the Alberta Cancer Foundation has supported clinical trials at the Cross Cancer Institute and turn that research into action for Albertans like Trevor Sauer.
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Because of investments in the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Patient Financial Assistance Program, hundreds of Albertan families are able to focus on healing rather than making ends meet when faced with a cancer diagnosis.
This year alone, nearly 2000 Albertans are expected to be diagnosed with lung cancer. Sadly, 1700 will die. We are impatient for progress. We know there is a need for new and effective treatment options. Together, we can make a difference by investing in Lung Cancer.
Thanks to research powered by the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Doug hassel has been given more days with his family, while enjoying a good quality of life. See how your support has impacted Doug's cancer journey.
A biobank stores biological samples for research purposes – but the Alberta Cancer Research Biobank is much more than that.
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