Alberta makes $10M investment in cancer therapy program

CALGARY — Health Minister Tyler Shandro unveiled new financial support for cancer care in the province during an announcement Monday morning.

 A livestream of the announcement is available here.

Shandro says the provincial government will be investing $10M to a new CAR T-cell therapy program for patients in Alberta with specific types of leukemia and lymphoma, and the Alberta Cancer Foundation will provide an additional $5M to the initiative.

The investment comes as construction continues on the new Calgary Cancer Centre that is slated to open to the public in 2023.

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