Foundations

Alberta Cancer Foundation

Fostering deeper collaboration in cancer research

The Alberta Cancer Foundation is a registered charity whose mission is to make progress in cancer research, prevention, treatment and care through community investment. It represents some 200,000 donors, and invests more than $15 million a year on average, to support world-class cancer researchers.

Challenge

The challenge was to set broad research objectives for lung and prostate cancer, and identify collaboration opportunities between researchers and care providers.

Solution

Integral Strategy™ was used to develop collaborative strategies for lung and prostate cancer research, working with donors, researchers, surgeons, pathologists, clinicians, palliative care specialists, and other care providers.

Impacts

New opportunities for collaborative research were identified, involving two of Alberta’s research universities, and two major cancer treatment centres.