Your gifts helped build an innovative research space that is pushing the bounds of laboratory design and scientific collaboration. It took leadership and a few design risks, but pediatric cancer researchers in Calgary now have a modern, open-concept collaborative research space to call home — thanks to you.
Studying the DNA structure of GBM cells, Dr. Gallo and his research team have discovered that GBM stem cells have a characteristic way of packaging their DNA. Armed with this knowledge, Dr. Gallo hopes to develop targeted drugs, capable of altering this DNA packaging to minimize, and one day prevent, the chances of relapse.
Dr. Doug Mahoney’s lab is one of three in the world looking at a new immunotherapy combination that is showing promise for killing cancer.
I wouldn’t be here today if not for that new treatment protocol. It was tough on my body, but it saved me. That treatment would not have been possible without research. It seems almost miraculous when I think about it.
Mason was six that day in January. Telling a six-year-old he has cancer, what cancer is and what could possibly happen to him was an out of body experience for me. He’s six. How is this possible? He is only six. Our world spiraled out of control.