Cracking the Cancer Code

Community Events and News

Community Events

The Riddell Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy is committed to engaging the local community, raising awareness about the role the immune system can play in fighting cancer, and spreading knowledge about the research process. To do this, we participate in and host community events where researchers can engage with the general public.

 

Previous Events


Calgary Public Library: Cracking the Cancer Code

Title: Cracking the Cancer Code - Part 5: Precision Cancer Medicine

Date: November 8, 2023

Description: This discussion focuses on tailor-made therapeutics for each patient's unique disease, and how they are transforming the landscape of cancer treatment. You will get first hand insights into the ground-breaking research that underpins these innovations, as researchers delve into the molecular intricacies of cancer. You’ll have a unique chance to hear from individuals who have been instrumental in this journey, as their tissue donations paved the way for these revolutionary therapies.

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Calgary Public Library: Cracking the Cancer Code

Title: Cracking the Cancer Code: Part 4: The Power of Microbes

Date: April 11, 2023

Description: From the lab to the real world, researchers right here in Alberta are dedicating their lives to limiting the impact of a cancer diagnosis for all patients and their loved ones. The six-part speaker series brings researchers, clinicians, and the public together to talk about the future of cancer care. Part 4 shed light on the relationship between microbes and health, followed by insights into the power of microbes in cancer care, and the relationship between microbes, the immune system and cancer. 

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Calgary Public Library: Cracking the Cancer Code

Title: Cracking the Cancer Code: Part 3: The Gene Therapy Revolution

Date: February 3, 2023

Description: From the lab to the real world, researchers right here in Alberta are dedicating their lives to limiting the impact of a cancer diagnosis for all patients and their loved ones. The six-part speaker series brings researchers, clinicians, and the public together to talk about the future of cancer care. Part 3 explored the history of gene therapy, how it is being used right here in Alberta to improve patient outcomes, and looked forward at its promise for cancer patients and beyond. 

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Calgary Public Library: Cracking the Cancer Code

Title: Cracking the Cancer Code: Part 1: Cancer, Immunity and Evolution

Date: October 17, 2022

Description: From the lab to the real world, researchers right here in Alberta are dedicating their lives to limiting the impact of a cancer diagnosis for all patients and their loved ones. The six-part speaker series brings researchers, clinicians, and the public together to talk about the future of cancer prevention, treatment, and beyond. Part 1 explored the history of cancer, its evolution with our immune system and delved into novel treatments at the forefront of the war against cancer.

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Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade

Title: WICC Alberta 2nd Annual Learning Breakfast

Date: June 16, 2022

Description: The Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade host their 2nd Annual Learning Breakfast where they showcase the impact of their funding efforts. 

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Kids Cancer Care

Title: You're making a new life-saving research possible

Date: May 12, 2022

Description: Dr. Franz Zemp is part of ACTION (the Alberta Cellular Therapy Immune Oncology Initiative) at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute at the University of Calgary. Led by Dr. Doug Mahoney, this team of doctors and scientists are developing next-generation immunotherapies that train the patient’s immune system to target and kill cancer.

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OWN.Cancer Campaign

Title: How CAR T-cell therapy is changing the landscape of cancer care in Alberta

Date: February 4, 2022

Description: Video that is part of the OWN.Cancer video campaign. "Nothing can prepare you to hear the words, “You have cancer”. At just 27 years old, that was Donato Bernardo’s reality. He went through five years of treatment, including chemotherapy, radiation and a stem cell transplant. The cancer just kept coming back. Thanks to immunotherapy research happening right here in Alberta, Donato and patients like him and renewed hope. 

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OWN.Cancer Campaign

Title: How we will OWN.CANCER

Date: October 6, 2021

Details: Canada’s largest, most comprehensive stand-alone cancer care centre is coming to life in Calgary this very second. Concrete walls rising to the big prairie sky will shelter 1.3 million square feet of world-leading cancer care, research and education. The Alberta Cancer Foundation and the University of Calgary are partnering together with one mission — to raise $250 million in support of improved cancer research, treatment and care at the new Calgary Cancer Centre when it opens its doors in 2023.

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University of Calgary

Title: Idea Exchange: Transforming Cancer Care - Research, Innovation, and Collaboration

Date: June 10, 2021

Description: Video that is part of the University of Calgary's Idea Exchange program. One in two Canadians is expected to develop cancer in their lifetimes, but cancer’s impact is not limited to the individual patient – it touches our families, friends and loved ones.

 

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Calgary Public Library: Mini Medical School

Title: Cellular therapy for chronic diseases. 

Date: May 3, 2021

Description: Podcast episode featuring Dr. Douglas Mahoney for the Mini Medical School 2020 - 2021 series on cellular therapy for chronic diseases. 

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Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

Title: Charbonneau Late Night Lab: Causes to Cures

Date: June 21, 2019

Description: The Charbonneau Cancer Institute at the University of Calgary hosted a free lecture, Late Night Lab at Studio Bell, on May 31st. The lecture titled, "Cancer 101: Causes to Cures", was hosted by Dr. Jennifer Chan. We heard from cancer experts about cutting edge research taking place here in Calgary. 

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News

Check out the latest news from the Riddell Centre.


Groundbreaking cancer immunotherapy research and care advances with $25 million donation from Riddell family

Alberta Cancer Foundation

Date: November 30, 2023

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Calgary family donates $25 million to tackle treatment-resistant cancers

Calgary Herald

Date: November 30, 2023

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Calgary’s Riddell family makes $25M donation to advance cancer research

CTV News

Date: November 30, 2023

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Family makes $25M donation to cancer research

CTV News

Date: November 30, 2023

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New cancer research centre open in Calgary

CTV News

Date: November 30, 2023

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GCAR1 CIHR funding announced to study CAR T-cell therapy for patients with GPNMB-Expressing solid tumors

Canadian Cancer Trials Group

Date: August 2, 2023

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Alberta research team has promising treatment for rare cancer, thanks to rare gift

Global News

Date: December 22, 2022

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A personalized approach to CAR-T therapy

BioCanRx

Date: September 29, 2022

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Alberta hockey players to face off for 261 hours in fundraiser for children's cancer

Calgary Herald

Date: March 30, 2022

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Bachelor of Health Sciences student at the Cumming School of Medicine turns cancer diagnosis into opportunity to help advance research

OWN.Cancer

Date: January 31, 2022

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Gift enables lab's work to modify immune system, to better fight cancer and save lives

UCalgary News

Date: October 26, 2021

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UCalgary participates in co-ordinated effort to amplify cancer immunotherapy across Canada

UCalgary News

Date: March 5, 2021

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New research on childhood cancer

Global News

Date: September 11, 2020

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New immunotherapy combination kills cancer

Believe in the Gold News

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New immunotherapy combination effective at killing cancer cells

ScienceDaily

Date: August 29, 2017

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Researchers discover new immunotherapy combination effective at killing cancer cells

UCalgary News

Date: August 28, 2017

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