Alberta Cancer Foundation

Fall 2021: Clinical Trials 101

In This Issue

Dr. Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia’s Research Looks to Bridge the Gaps in Cancer Care

Fidler-Benaoudia is examining inequalities in health care and improving care for young cancer patients.

Meet Dr. Chocolate

Cross Cancer Institute radiologist Dr. Susan Bates’ chocolate-making hobby has led to international acclaim.

A Milestone in Access

The new Grande Prairie Cancer Centre brings high-quality care and innovative technology to more Albertans.

4 Ways Your Donation To The Enbridge Tour Alberta For Cancer Made An Impact

Donor generosity is supporting everything from world-class care and research to new equipment.

Take A Fall Hike

Move your workout from the suburban sidewalks to the majestic mountains.

The Perfect Potato

Potatoes are a nutrition-packed vegetable with many lifestyle perks.

Understanding Cancer Screening Best Practices

Dr. Huiming Yang, the medical director of screening programs with Alberta Health Services, explains the latest best practices for cancer screening.

How To Protect Your Mental Health And Find The Right Resources

Dr. Nicholas Mitchell, a medical director for addiction and mental health, shares advice on how to stay mentally healthy during stressful times.

Calgary’s Clinical Research Contributions

Dr. Jose Monzon explains how clinical trial research that begins at Calgary’s Tom Baker Cancer Centre has the potential to impact cancer patients around the globe.

Jim Fiorentini’s Story

Jim Fiorentini shares his story of undergoing immunotherapy in a phase 2 clinical trial led by Dr. Monzon.

Bringing Cutting-Edge Therapies to Edmonton

Dr. Randeep Sangha shares how the international reputation of the Cross Cancer Institute’s Clinical Trials Unit can mean life-changing opportunities for local patients.

Delores Zuk’s Story

Delores Zuk shares more about how her clinical trial experience improved her quality of life.

Investigator-Initiated Trials

Investigator-initiated trials begin with researchers asking questions.

Transforming Radiation Treatment

A machine with Alberta roots is making a significant impact on patient diagnoses and outcomes.

Perserverance and Promise

Cross Cancer Institute launches trial of first homegrown drug.

Living With Cervical Cancer: Grace Chantiam

Grace Chantiam is focused on living for the now, a lesson she learned from her five-year-old son.

Research Rockstar: Dr. Gwyn Bebb

Dr. Gwyn Bebb uses precision oncology for maximum impact and minimum toxicity to his patients.

Overcoming Obstacles

United Way supported vulnerable populations impacted during COVID-19.

Trevor Campbell is Focusing on Solutions

The Jack Ady Cancer Centre radiation therapy manager has built a career around facilitating care, fostering a tight-knit team and solving problems.

In Treatment: Brachytherapy

Lorna and Roger Smith share their experience with brachytherapy, a cancer treatment that saved Lorna’s life.

Laurel Baley On Being Part Of The Solution

Through regular donations, cancer survivor Laurel Baley helps support Alberta cancer patients in a big way.

The Gold Standard In Care: Calgary Cancer Centre

:Opening in 2023, the Calgary Cancer Centre will be a hub for health care, science and research, boosting the quality of cancer treatment while bringing economic returns.