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Cancer can be beaten

Our researchers are uncovering the molecular mechanisms of cancer in order to discover new treatments.

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Finding new ways to tackle cancer

We are a community of researchers who are exploring how cancer develops and can be treated more effectively.

Through the work of many scientists and clinical trials teams, there are better treatment options for many types of cancer including breast, prostate, testicular, cervical, and thyroid cancer, melanoma and Hodgkin lymphoma.

With over 200 types of cancer, our research is ongoing.

Everyone can contribute to the ongoing effort to reduce cancer rates. Up to 4 in 10 cancer cases could be prevented by having a nutritious diet, being physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking and practising sun safety based on the ComPARe study.

Our public events feature a series of short, engaging presentations akin to TED talks by scientists including students about their cancer research.

The Cure Cancer teams offers DiscoveryLab meetings for cancer researchers to find support for clinical trials of new therapeutics, diagnostics and devices, as well as  Technology, Innovation & Medicine (TIM) bit Talks at the University of Alberta. Our events feature a reception, engaging talks and a lively panel discussion.

Our TIM bit Tuesday  events provide accessible talks about research into how cancer develops and can be tackled, tour a lab and enjoy a reception with free food and drinks.

Speakers include:

Courtney Mowat is a member of CRINA and a graduate student in Cancer Science within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on immunotherapy and the genetic instability of colorectal cancer.

Nicholas Ruel is a member of CRINA and a graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology and is studying how transporters interact with purine nucleobases like adenine, hypoxanthine, as well as 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP), which is used during the maintenance phase of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Working together to tackle cancer

Our aim is to design better medicines for patients at lower cost; our ambition is to improve healthcare for everyone living with cancer.

Our members work at the CRINA and collaborate with global consortia to discover new therapeutic agents. We welcome new members and supporters to meet up or join at no cost. Our local partners include AIHS,DiscoveryLab, Edmonton River, NACTRC and NANUC.

Cure Cancer was initiated by students and cancer researchers at the University of Alberta with support from Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, and a John R. Evans Leaders Fund award from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Alberta Innovates.

The funding for NANUC, a national research facility, was announced in Edmonton by the Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan on March 14, 2016. The press included the CBC, Edmonton Journal and Sun, iNews, University of Alberta and Global News.

NANUC research lab

NANUC magnet lab used for cancer research