SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

July 08, 2015 15:51 ET

University applauds choice of Foothills as new Calgary Cancer Centre site

Government of Alberta announces Calgary cancer facility will be developed as a single site

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - July 08, 2015) - The University of Calgary welcomes Wednesday's announcement by Alberta Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman that the new Calgary Cancer Centre will be developed as a single site at the Foothills Medical Centre campus.

"We are very excited by this announcement," says Elizabeth Cannon, president of the University of Calgary. "Academic health science centres are key to improving patient outcomes and lead to discoveries that improve the health of Albertans. We look forward to working with the provincial government to develop this new facility and ensure our researchers work toward better treatments for cancer."

Many University of Calgary medical researchers are also Alberta Health Services front-line physicians and are at the forefront of delivering state-of-the-art patient care. These clinician scientists are uniquely positioned to incorporate the latest advances into treatment at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, located at Foothills. The Tom Baker Cancer Centre, which this new facility will replace, is one of two academic cancer centres in Alberta.

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