Alberta Cancer Foundation

Spring 2021: Exploring Survivorship


In This Issue

Julie Deleemans Explores How Healing The Gut May Also Improve Mental Health Following Chemotherapy Treatment

Julie Deleemans’ own cancer journey is guiding her research

Why Amy Reding Turned To Art During Cancer Treatment

In times of struggle, this two-time cancer survivor finds beauty through art

How The Randhawa Family Inspired Their Community To Make A Difference For Albertans Facing Cancer

Amar Randhawa and his family raised more than $50,000 for the Cross Cancer Institute during a global pandemic by focusing on the quality of their community connections

5 Ways Your Donations Are Supporting Albertans Facing Cancer During COVID-19

Donor generosity supports programs and research that help reduce stress during a time of isolation

Expert Tips To Help You Prepare For Long-Distance Cycling Events

With the 2021 Alberta-based cycling event just a few months away, we ask the experts for tips and tricks to guarantee a smooth ride

Everything To Know About Milk Alternatives

And learning what to look for when choosing the right “milk” for you

Understanding The Early Warning Signs Of Skin Cancer

Dr. Thomas Salopek, a professor in the University of Alberta’s Division of Dermatology, explains typical symptoms, common skin abnormalities and skin cancer risks

How To Preserve Fertility During Cancer Treatment

Dr. Shu Foong, medical director at the Regional Fertility Program and clinical assistant professor at the University of Calgary, details how cancer treatment may affect fertility and how it can be preserved

Empowering Young Women Facing Breast Cancer

A new study led by Dr. May Lynn Quan addresses the specific challenges faced by breast cancer patients under 40 — and Kate Bilson, a breast cancer survivor, shares why she’s supporting this research

Reaching Remote Cancer Survivors

An Alberta-based study and exercise program ensures cancer survivors living in rural and remote locations across Canada can access supportive wellness programs

Facing Cancer In A Global Pandemic

A new nation-wide study examines how COVID-19 is impacting cancer patients and survivors

Dr. Linda Watson On Defining Survivorship

Surviving cancer means adjusting to a new normal. Here, Dr. Watson explores the definition of survivorship and explains its complexities

Healing At Home

Mobili-T, a wearable exercise technology, helps head and neck cancer survivors take ownership over their post-treatment rehab

Snapshots Of The Virtual 2020 Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer Event

Hundreds of people from across the province still rode and rose to the challenge to raise funds for Albertans facing cancer

Meet Randy Thompson

Randy Thompson is living well with cancer by focusing on hope and practicing positivity

Research Rockstar: Dr. John Lewis

Dr. John Lewis is leading multiple clinical trials that promise game-changing treatment options for cancer patients

How Team Vermilion Embraced The Challenge Of The Virtual 2020 Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer

The group of cyclists shares what inspires them to keep riding

Social Worker Tricia Hutchison Puts Compassion First

Throughout her career, Cancer Care Alberta social worker Tricia Hutchison has emphasized meaningful connection, whether with patients, colleagues or the rural and remote communities she serves

Celebrating Heroes

Artist Rahmaan Hameed reflects on his late father and what inspires him to give back

Gelaine Pearman On Championing Patient Care

As a member of the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Gelaine Pearman is passionate about giving back

Movies For A Cause

ENMAX and the Alberta Cancer Foundation partner to raise funds for Albertans facing cancer