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The Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute is a community of researchers and educators dedicated to achieving a cancer-free future. Charbonneau is meeting the cancer challenge through discovery and innovation in basic and applied research. The Institute brings together scientists and physicians to integrate research and care across disciplines – from understanding and preventing cancer, to transforming its detection and treatment, to improving life with and after cancer. Our members include researchers at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine and Teaching Hospitals. Learn more about how we are moving forward.

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Molecular 'switch' in protein may stop the process that helps cancer spread

Charbonneau member Dr. Hans Vogel, Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Calgary and his team of researchers identified a molecular switch in L-plastin, a calcium binding protein known to play a significant role in the metastasis, or spread, of cancer cells.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) awarded Psychosocial grants to four researchers across North America. Charbonneau member Dr. Fiona Schulte receives the Psychosocial Launch Grant for her study on factors that may be contributing to social adjustment difficulties in pediatric brain tumor survivors.

Dr. Oliver Bathe, Charbonneau member and University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine researcher, describes a new blood test that might replace current screening methods for colorectal cancer.

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