Cancer can be beaten

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

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Finding new ways to cure cancer

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

The public including patients and families are invited to our Technology, Innovation & Medicine (TIM) bit Talks in NANUC, a national lab at the University of Alberta. The events feature a reception, short engaging TIM talks and a tour of a research lab.

Our next TIM bit Tuesday is on November 6, 2018. You are invited to come hear engaging scientists talk about their research into how cancer develops and can be tackled, tour a national lab and enjoy a reception with free food and drinks. Please share the poster.

Speakers on November 6, 2018 include:

OlenaBilyk Olena Bilyk is a Postdoctoral Researcher in experimental oncology working with Dr. Lynne Postovit and will present Embryonic protein Nodal as a novel marker of progression and drug resistance in ovarian cancer.

Rashmi Panigrahi is a Postdoctoral Researcher from Mark Glover's lab in the Department of Biochemistry, and is working towards gaining structural insights into DNA damage repair pathway.

Jingjie Xiao will present on the importance of measuring body composition in cancer patients, and is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Departments of Oncology and of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences working in Dr. Carla Prado's lab.


Register soon at no cost or obligation, as seats are limited:

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