Cancer can be beaten

Our researchers are uncovering the molecular mechanisms of cancer in order to discover new cures.

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Finding new ways to cure cancer

We are a community of researchers, exploring how cancer develops and can be treated more effectively.

The public including patients and families are invited to our Technology, Innovation & Medicine (TIM) bit Talks in NANUC, a national lab at the University of Alberta. The events feature a reception, three short and engaging talks and a personal tour of a research lab.

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Our next TIM bit Tuesday is on March 6, 2018. You are welcome to come hear engaging scientists talk about their exciting research into cancer, tour a national lab and enjoy a reception with free food and drinks. Speakers include:

David Eisenstat, Chair of the Department of Oncology, is a pediatric oncologist who is passionate about helping children conquer cancer, and focuses on better understanding retinoblastoma, a malignant tumour of the eye, as well as other pediatric cancers and brain tumours with origins during development.

Clayton Bell is pursuing a Master of Science in Oncology and Cancer Biology at the University of Alberta, and is part of a team that is developing a therapeutic agent for bladder cancer.


Mohammad Ali, a postdoc working with Michael Hendzel and Leo Spyracopoulos, found that the protein RYBP prevents DNA repair in cancer cells, including breast cancer, which in turn could make chemo or radiation therapy more effective.

Register now at no cost or obligation, seats are limited:

Working together to tackle cancer

Our aim is to design better medicines for patients at lower cost; our ambition is to improve healthcare for everyone living with cancer.

Our members work at the CRINA and collaborate with global consortia to discover new therapeutic agents. We welcome new members and supporters to meet up or join at no cost. Our local partners include AIHS,DiscoveryLab, Edmonton River, NACTRC and NANUC.

Cure Cancer was initiated by students and cancer researchers at the University of Alberta with support from Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, and a John R. Evans Leaders Fund award from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Alberta Innovates.

The funding for NANUC, a national research facility, was announced in Edmonton by the Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan on March 14, 2016. The press included the CBC, Edmonton Journal and Sun, iNews, University of Alberta and Global News.

NANUC research lab

NANUC magnet lab used for cancer research


Supported by:

Department of Biochemistry

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
university of alberta canada foundation for innovation alberta innovates