Alberta Cancer Foundation

Fall 2019: The Partnership Issue

In this Issue

Dr. Faisal Khan’s Bench-To-Bedside Approach
Dr. Faisal’s research aims to improve treatment options for patients with leukemia and lymphoma

Shaw Birdies For Kids Supports Children And Youth-Based Charities
Proceeds from the 2019 Shaw Birdies for Kids benefit The Alberta Cancer Foundations’ Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Patient Navigation Program

Best Practices In Lung Cancer Screening
An Alberta-based lung cancer screening initiative is providing significant returns for high-risk individuals

What You Need To Know About Radon
An Alberta project seeks to eliminate the second leading cause of lung cancer from Canadian homes

4 Ways Your Donations Are Driving Immunotherapy Advancements
Promising clinical trials, therapies, and treatments are taking place throughout the province thanks to the generosity of Alberta Cancer Foundation donors

Food Recommendations For Cancer Prevention From Healthier Together
Alberta Health Services’ new website promotes healthy eating habits to protect against esophageal, colorectal, stomach and oral cancers

Is Food Combining Just Another Fad Diet?
Alberta Health Services dietician, Caitlin Wallis weighs in

The Workout For When You Only Have A Few Minutes To Spare
Looking for a time-efficient workout for your busy schedule? Try high-intensity interval training, or HIIT

4 Tips For Effective Foam Rolling
How to roll to improve muscle function, help prevent injuries and speed up recovery

4 High-Tech Products To Elevate Your Workout
Use wearable technology to keep up with your exercise regimen, track your progress and chase those fitness goals

Expert Advice On Dealing With Caregiver Burnout
Lorna Scott, founder of The Caregiver’s Lighthouse, shares how to recognize the symptoms of caregiver burnout and offers strategies to mitigate it

An Expert Explains The Process Of Chemotherapy
Nurse clinician Stephanie Duffy explains what chemotherapy entails and what patients can expect while receiving treatment

The Power Of Partnerships: The Inspiring Connection Between A Mentor And A Mentee
Oncologist and cancer care visionary Dr. Tony Fields models professionalism and leadership with Dr. Jennifer Spratlin

Partnering With Patients To Design The Calgary Cancer Centre
The Patient and Family Advisory Council gives patients a vital voice

A High-Tech Partnership With HAnalytics Solutions
The Alberta Cancer Foundation and Calgary tech start-up HAnalytics Solutions are working together to offer Albertans facing cancer an empowering digital alternative to the patient journal

Collaboration Is The First Step In The Complex World Of Cancer Research
Canada’s first national gioblastoma multiforme research project harnessed the bright minds of researchers from across the country

Meet Team One Aim
This Calgary-based Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer team is partnership-powered

How The Provincial Breast Health Initiative Is Improving Care For Breast Cancer Patients
The Provincial Breast Health Initiative is streamlining the diagnostic pathway for breast cancer patients

Meet Scott Gammer
In our new photo series, we capture the bravery, strength, honesty, hope and resilience of Albertans living with cancer

Research Rockstar: Dr. Lynne Postovit
Dr. Lynne Postovit and her team are improving outcomes for women with breast and ovarian cancer

Dr. Sveta Silverman Finds Her True Calling In Learning, Teaching And Healing
After a successful career in Pathology Dr. Silverman hopes to leave a legacy that promotes health advocacy and education

With Open Arms
Jamila Mooloo shares how she welcomed help during her breast cancer journey

Strides In Sarcoma Research
Ron Daye and Rob Pearson join forces to give back and honor loved ones

Albertans Helping Albertans
Doull Site Assessments Ltd. and Capstone Oilfield Services Ltd. work hard to give back