Cancer research in Edmonton
CureCancer was formed by a group of researchers at the University of Alberta in 2016. We aim to engage the public in order to support fundamental and applied research that improves cancer detection and treatment.
Events organized in our first year include 9 talks, 3 lab tours and an interactive display at the Festival of Health. We volunteer at Edmonton Prospects baseball games and work with local businesses to fundraise for the Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta (CRINA).
Our vision is to make Edmonton a leader in training the next generation of cancer researchers by finding support within the community.
We offer a collaborative space to develop mutual understanding from the perspectives of the patient, carer and researcher.
Hundreds of people who are studying many different forms of cancer from across Edmonton have partipated so far, and you are warmly invited to join us to share your ideas.
Students and trainees are asked to give an engaging short talk, like a TED talk, about their journey and what they are most passionate about in their cancer research.