Alberta Cancer Foundation

Winter 2020: The Inclusion Issue

In this Issue

Madison Wickenberg Is The Youngest Member Of An Innovative Cancer Research Project
The third-year science student is part of a large new research project hoping to improve the use of immunotherapy to treat a variety of cancers

More Moments
The Alberta Health Services’ 2019 Report on Cancer Statistics in Alberta shows the latest numbers in survival rates for the four most common types of cancer

Running On Empty
Understanding how recreational marathon runners deal with fatigue could help cancer patients better manage their own

The Pedal The Path Stationary Bike Marathon Raises Funds And Awareness
The 12-hour bike marathon in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation took place at the Fort McMurray Community Cancer Centre

4 Ways Your Donations Are Making Life Better For Albertans Facing Cancers Of The Blood
Donor support is contributing to advancements in research, more treatment options and enhanced care programs that ease the cancer journey for patients across the province

5 Winter Sports To Try
Embracing the winter weather for an outdoor workout is not just good for your health — it’s also a lot of fun. Here are five winter sports to try and some essentials to wear while you’re out

The Benefits Of Flavonoids
Learn more about this group of phytonutrients and its potential connection to cancer prevention

Expert Advice On Cancer And Common Ailments
Dr. Margaret Churcher explains why a cold or flu virus is a concern for those undergoing cancer treatment and what they can do to avoid getting ill

Expert Advice On Donating To Charity
The Alberta Cancer Foundation breaks down how your donation dollars are used

Indigenous Albertans: Building Understanding And Trust
The Indigenous Cancer Patient Navigator supports Indigenous Albertans impacted by cancer

Rural Albertans: Reaching Out
Wellspring initiatives aim to support all Albertans through the cancer experience

Young Adults: The Best Laid Plans
After a cancer diagnosis, the AYA Patient Navigator program helped Cara Bradfield get back to her road map — and learn when to let someone else take the wheel

LGBTQ2S+ Communities: You Are Safe Here
LGBTQ2S+ initiatives in health care can have life-saving results

New Canadians: Feeling Heard
The AHS Interpretation and Translation Services Program helps health-care teams and new Canadians communicate

Outdoor Experiences Can Play An Important Role In The Well-Being Of Cancer Patients
Quality of life improves for patients and care teams when provincial parks and health-care systems work together

Meet Daina Kvisle Aldous
A passionate fundraiser, corporate lawyer and mom, Daina is also living with brain cancer

Research Rockstar: Dr. Carrie Shemanko
Dr. Carrie Shemanko is working to identify breast cancer patients at risk of bone metastasis sooner to get them the live-saving treatment they need

Fostering A Community Of Care
Naree Ager’s nurturing qualities have been central to her career in cancer care

Family First
Don Wood is an advocate and champion for his wife, Sherry, who is living with cancer

Great Loss To Greater Purpose
Two incredible organizations have big reasons to give back

Teeing Off For Change
For the past two decades, the Annual Women in Seismic Golf Tournament has contributed to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in a big way

Coming Together For The Cause
Boston Pizza is committed to supporting cancer research