Alberta Cancer Foundation

Spring 2020: Beyond Barriers

In this Issue

Bright Minds: A Passion For Precision

Dr. Warren Chan is driving more precise treatments while guiding research proposals

Ribbons Of Hope At The Calgary Cancer Centre

A new campaign invites patients to write inspiring messages

Movement As Medicine

Dr. Kerry Courneya is improving exercise guidelines for cancer survivors

Big Blue Sky Gala Celebrates The Best Of Alberta

The Alberta Cancer Foundation’s inaugural gala highlights the best of the province while supporting Albertans facing cancer

3 Ways Your Donations Are Driving Life-Saving Melanoma Research

Donor generosity is funding promising research, clinical trials and community initiatives

Strength In Numbers

When committing to an exercise routine, connecting with others can be a powerful motivator

What To Know About Allium Vegetables

Why foods like onions and leeks are so good for you, and tips to grow your own garlic

Expert Advice On Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Jennifer Spratlin weighs in on the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer

Accessing Sickness Benefits While Facing Cancer

Social worker, Sarah Hollingsworth, explains the ins-and-outs of EI sickness benefits

Redefining Palliative Care

Why palliative care services can offer an abundance of benefits for Albertans facing cancer

Let’s Talk About Sex

The stigma around cancer and sexual health is evolving thanks to programs like OASIS

The Cancer Conversation

How to best support and empower a loved one who hears the words, “you have cancer”

The Battle Metaphor

Why a common term used to describe cancer may not be the best way

Screening And Stigma

Addressing some of the barriers that may prevent patients from accessing potentially life-saving cancer screening

Bringing Results To The Bedside

How the Point-of-Care Ultrasound enables compassionate care for palliative patients

On A Highway To Help

The Motorcycles Ride Against Cancer fundraiser helps ease the financial burden for cancer patients

Meet Julie Rohr

While living with cancer, gratitude is the fuel that keeps Julie going

Research Rockstar: Dr. Tyler Meyer

Dr. Tyler Meyer is working to optimize breast brachytherapy treatments, making them more convenient and accessible for patients

Emphasizing Positive Patient Care

Sandra Guzzwell shines in her manager role at the Grande Prairie Cancer Centre by fostering a warm and friendly environment

Living Well With Cancer

Nancy Barnes shares her ongoing journey to healing, helping, and happiness

A History Of Support

The Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund operates with integrity, grace and dignity

Team Effort

EFW Radiology is committed to supporting the cancer community in and outside of the clinic