Alberta Cancer Foundation

Summer 2019: Leap Gets Personal

In This Issue

Exploring Cost-Effective Immunotherapy Treatments

Dr. Michael Chu Is leading the development of a clinical  trial to manufacture car-t cells in Alberta

Terwillegar Trail Run/Walk Honours Friendship And Sport

The inclusive event for all ages and activity levels celebrates its eighth year

A Day In The Life Of A Therapy Dog

Working with Calgary’s Pet Access League Society, Jennifer James and her Wheaten Terriers bring comfort to people living with cancer

Four Things You Should Know About #EndPJParalysis

Alberta Health Services is tackling the impact of relative immobility during hospital stays by encouraging patients to ditch their hospital gowns

5 Ways Your Donations Help Support State-Of-The-Art Technology And Equipment

Your investment helps the Alberta Cancer Foundation provide support to all 17 cancer centres across the province

Finding Balance With Healthy Eating

We explore the concept of balance when it comes to healthy eating, and how to make a summer salad packed with plant-based protein

How To Exercise With Cancer
Incorporating gentle exercise into your week plays an important role in managing some common side-effects of cancer

Expert Advice On Understanding The Stages And Grades Of Cancer

Dr. Safiya Karim, a medical oncologist at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, explains how they are used and why they are important

Meet A Clinical Educator

Katie Philpott, a clinical educator at Lethbridge’s Jack Ady Cancer Centre, discusses how her role benefits both patients and doctors

Finding Support During Cancer Treatment

Jyoti Mangat’s year undergoing breast cancer treatment and recovery was physically challenging, emotionally draining and filled with moments of deep gratitude

Personalized Cancer Care Plans Help Patients Get Through Treatment On Their Own Terms

Why tailored treatment plans give patients more options than ever before

How Amber Lapshinoff’s Experience With Cancer Changed Her Relationship With Her Body

Cancer treatment led to significant physical changes. Now she is getting to know herself again

Getting Personal With Dr. Xiaofu Zhu

Dr. Zhu shares his experiences practicing oncology and the patients who have made an impact

Getting Personal With Cynthia Stulp

The manager of the radiation therapy department at Calgary’s Tom Baker Cancer Centre discusses the importance of caring for all aspects of a patient’s health

How Cheryl Goodwin Gives Back

Her journey through breast cancer and beyond

Precision Care

Chris Birk, radiation therapy manager at the Cross Cancer Institute, shares some incredible advancements happening in radiation therapy



5 Ways to Live Well During Treatment

From staying active to getting organized, here are five tips to help you live well during your cancer treatment

Research Rockstar: Dr. Darren Brenner

With the help of data, Dr. Darren Brenner is increasing access to cancer screening and prevention options



Brenda Hubley: Cancer Care Visionary

CancerControl Alberta chief program officer Brenda Hubley stays true to her clinical roots while improving cancer care for all Albertans



Remembering Tegan

Mike Proudfoot honours the memory of his extraordinary wife, Tegan Carmichael

Philanthropic Visionaries

Larry and Joanne Pollock are giving back in a big way

Edson School Shows Passion with Annual Fundraiser

Students are the driving force behind Holy Redeemer School’s March 4 A Cure
 event

Paving the Way

PCL Construction Inc. are long-time supporters of the Alberta Cancer Foundation