Fall 2023: The Alberta Advantage Issue

Albertans are diverse and that is our strength. We come together to give back to our communities, attract incredible talent, cultivate cutting-edge research and encourage conversations that connect us.

In this Issue

A Legendary Ride

The Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer celebrated 15 years this past July, making it the longest-running fundraising event in Alberta

Bright Mind: Dr. Kirstie Suderman

A love of exercise and a challenging personal experience drove Dr. Kirstie Suderman to become both a physical therapist and researcher in cancer exercise and rehab

The Four Most Common Cancers in Alberta

These four cancers account for 50 per cent of all new cancer cases in the province

The Happiest Hour

Why Canada’s alcohol guidelines changed and how liquor consumption affects cancer risk

Exercise O’Clock: How to Exercise Any Time of Day

Whether you like to get your workout in as soon as you wake up, after the sun sets or somewhere in between, here are tips to keep you moving

Advances in Bladder Cancer Research and Treatment

Dr. Nimira Alimohamed shares a decade of insights, including novel and Alberta-made bladder cancer treatments and research

Let’s Talk

We spoke to four Albertans from various cultural groups who share how their different backgrounds affected their experiences with cancer

Recruiting the Best to Alberta

Dr. Jongbok Lee is ready to help Calgary push the boundaries of T-cell immunotherapy

Made-in-Alberta Innovations

These are just a few of the incredible advancements that started as ideas in local universities and hospitals before making their way into Albertans’ cancer treatment plans

Dr. Bireswar Bose: A Story of Albertan Altruism

Dr. Bireswar Bose gave back to his community in the form of a generous legacy gift

Meet Torey Erdman

Torey Erdman and Lorne Miller both lived with a rare cancer and now give back to others

Research Rockstar: Dr. Mona Shafey

This clinician and researcher is offering hope to patients with lymphoma, leukemia and other blood cancers

Taking Action Early

Two 11-year-old students in Calgary raised nearly $3,000 for the OWN.CANCER campaign as a way to support their loved ones

The Nurse Practitioner Will (Virtually) See You Now

Tristin Hamilton helped implement a virtual model to make cancer care more accessible in rural communities

A Tale of Two Survivors

Tyra Langille and Rick Campbell share their experiences with oral cancer

Eva Wong: Leaving a Legacy

After witnessing the support a friend received during their cancer journey, Eva Wong became both a monthly and legacy donor to the Alberta Cancer Foundation

The Best and the Brightest

A moment of gratitude for those who make endowed chair positions possible

Ensuring Care Close to Home

A charity partnership ensures that Grande Prairie and area patients can receive cancer care without travelling

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