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IMPACT & USE OF FUNDS
Since 2009, The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised over $42.6 million for Alberta Cancer Foundation.
Funds raised through The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer enable Alberta Cancer Foundation to support breakthrough research and the discovery of new cancer therapies at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer Institute and 15 other centres across Alberta.
As the largest cancer foundation in Alberta, The Alberta Cancer Foundation’s mission is to achieve a cancer-free future, so they invest in cancer prevention and screening, enhanced care and research across Alberta.
Funds raised through 2014 Ride to Conquer Cancer are powering Clinical Trials and Research Programs.
- Clinical Trials Alberta is a national leader Clinical Trials and funds raised through The Ride enable the continuity of promising clinical trials which enable patients access to promising new cancer treatments, drugs and therapies. Trials underway are examining the efficiency of: hormone therapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy; combinations of treatments; and exploring new, less invasive methods of surgery.
- Tomorrow Project The Tomorrow Project large-scale research program to determine what causes cancer. The program is Alberta’s largest research project, and one of the largest of its kind in the world. Funds raised through The Ride are powering this program which involves over 50,000 Albertans providing biological samples and responding to questionnaires over the course of 50 years.
- Alberta Cancer Research Biorepository Researchers at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer Institute and 15 other centres across Alberta are collecting samples, identifying genetic profiles and finding patterns and linkages that otherwise would be impossible. This vital information enables medical teams to screen and treat individuals with these patterns more aggressively which leads to better outcomes for more Albertans. Funds raised through The Ride ensure this life-saving genetic research can continue.
Funds raised through the Ride also support:
- Over 2,000 Albertans - Who are currently participating in more than 200 clinical trials around the province, spanning all cancer types.
- Expansion of The Alberta Cervical Cancer Screening Program - To increase screening rates leading to more. The program encourages women across the province ages 21 to 69 to be screened, and the results mailed along with reminders to follow up.
- Next Generation PET/CT Scanner - At Edmonton’s Cross Cancer Institute will is the first scanner of its type in Canada. The PET/CT Scanner provides high-resolution images, which enables medical teams to scan more patients and detect smaller tumours, earlier and with more precisions.
- Colorectal Cancer Surveillance Research Program To identify methods to detect reoccurring cancer before it’s too late.
- Ocular Brachytheraphy Program - Enables treatments for eye cancer patients to be offered here in Alberta.
- Patient Journal Giveaways - Provides newly diagnosed cancer patients with a journal containing important cancer information and resources.
- Provincial Patient Navigator Program - Provides assistance to cancer patients by connecting them to resources and cancer care services.
- Glioblastoma Research To discover more about the deadliest form of brain cancer.
- Trainee, Fellowship Programs & Grants Program To support cutting-edge research and help develop the next generation of cancer researchers.