A new cancer centre will be built at the Foothills Medical Centre campus.
“Cancer patients, their families and their caregivers deserve certainty that this government is committed to the Calgary Cancer Centre. We want them to know that we are there for them and that we are moving forward with the Foothills Medical Centre site. With cancer rates expected to rise in Alberta by as much as 60 per cent in the next 15 years, this new centre will be integral to meeting cancer care needs in our province.”
Sarah Hoffman, Minister of HealthThe government has identified two potential sites on the Foothills Medical Centre campus for the Calgary cancer facility. More analysis, including geotechnical testing, is required to make a final decision.
New and expanded services at the centre will include:
Myka Osinchuk, Alberta Cancer Foundation CEOProject planning is underway and further details, including a timeline and detailed project budget, will be released in the fall.
Every day, 43 Albertans learn they have cancer. By 2030, that number is expected to go up to more than 70 new cases a day.