Together, we are exploring new ways to treat cancer and improve health
Every day, our researchers, clinicians and investigators explore innovation and push boundaries to elevate excellence in cancer prevention, detection, treatment and support.
One of the ways that we are leading the fight against cancer is precision medicine. Precision medicine means that, instead of one-size-fits-all treatments, we treat individuals and cancers based on their unique characteristics.
It’s allowing us to look at the unique genetic information found in each of us, and in cancers, to better prevent, diagnose, treat and support those with the disease.
Our collaborative approach across disciplines and faculties is changing cancer outcomes here in our community and around the world, across every stage of the cancer continuum:
- Patient and Family Support
The advancements we make today will save lives tomorrow.
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Living with the effects of cancer treatments
Cancer treatment as an adult is difficult. Receiving treatment as a child can have a physical ripple effect that lasts a lifetime.
A group of researchers at UCalgary are digging deeper into the lifestyle habits of young cancer survivors to help them live full and productive lives.
“Once you’re cured from cancer, you’re not done,” says Fiona Schulte, a member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) and the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute and assistant professor at the Cumming School of Medicine in the departments of Paediatrics and Oncology. “These survivors live with long-term difficulties and we need to be aware of that and advocate for their health and well-being.”
Through the collection of data from children and their families about physical activity, weight and their lifestyle and health behaviour, researchers are looking to identify variables affecting body mass index (BMI), with an eye to developing interventions in schools and the community.