Survivorship is living with and beyond cancer.

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What is Survivorship?

In a sentence, survivorship is living with and beyond cancer. Survivorship covers the physical, psychosocial, and economic issues of cancer, from diagnosis until the end of life. Continue Reading »

About Us

The Alberta CancerBridges team is a large provincial collection of professionals and survivors with special interest in researching and delivering evidence-based survivorship care. Continue Reading »

Latest Blog Entries:

Integrative Oncology – Incorporation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) with Conventional Medical Care

Posted January 14th, 2018

If you’re interested in learning more about Integrative Oncology and the evidence surrounding its use, there are online resources available to help.

Integrative Oncology combines conventional medical care with Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies like Tai Chi, Yoga, Meditation, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Reiki, Imagery/Visualization, Creative Therapy, Hypnosis, Music Therapy, Massage, Chiropractic, Exercise, and Natural Health Products.  Key tenets of integrative oncology include the consideration of the mind, body, and spirit in the provision of health care, and the incorporation of complementary and alternative therapies with conventional medical care treatments.

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CancerBridges Fundraising

Posted December 7th, 2017

CancerBridges is reaching out this holiday season to ask if you can donate to our cancer survivorship efforts. We have operated in Alberta through the Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology over the last nine years. In that time we developed this website, created a half-day educational symposium that served 2000 survivors, and conducted research to document the needs of cancer survivors and to develop innovations based on those needs. At this time, our funding has run short to continue to provide these services, and to further develop our interventions. Any donations you make are accepted through the University of Calgary and are tax deductible in Canada. Just hit the “Donate Here” button at the bottom of this page to continue.

 

Any amount you can donate is appreciated!

If it is over $25.00, a tax receipt is automatically generated from the University of Calgary. If $25.00 or under, just put in the comments section that you would like a tax receipt, and it will be generated.

Thank you for your interest and support of our survivorship work!!

 

Janine Giese-Davis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Oncology

University of Calgary

Director CancerBridges

Opportunity to Participate in a Research Study

Posted November 4th, 2017

If you live in Calgary and have been diagnosed with testicular cancer, you have the opportunity to participate in a research study that aims to improve quality of life and treatment for future cancer patients.  Please see below for further details.

 

 

 

If you live in Calgary (AB), currently have testicular cancer or are a testicular cancer survivor, and are interested in taking part in research that could help improve quality of life and treatment for future cancer patients, we would like to talk with you. We are recruiting participants for a study with the hopes of gaining a better understanding of the unique challenges that testicular cancer and its treatment can present. This will be an opportunity to share your experience of testicular cancer with a qualified member of our research team while contributing valuable information to medical research. To volunteer to participate, or to learn more about this project, please contact David Mackay at 403-702-6404 or david.mackay@ucalgary.ca

 

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