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Cancer isn’t one disease with one cure, but researchers have made significant progress in understanding and treating it.

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2020

Nearly half of Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes, according to the Canadian Cancer Society, and all of us will likely be affected by it. But what do we really know about the disease?

Cancer is not one disease with one solution, said David Eisenstat, department chair and professor in the Division of Experimental Oncology at the University of Alberta. Rather, it is a group of hundreds of diseases that all involve abnormal cell growth.

New research and therapies are being developed all the time, with many of them leading to different treatment options that can target people’s individual cancers and specific symptoms.

In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and can often spread into surrounding tissues, said Eisenstat, who is also a member of the ...

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August
2020
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How to handle digital overload

Being online all the time can be exhausting, say U of A experts who offer tips for anyone working or learning from home.

It didn’t take long for Rylee Sargeant to start feeling tired and headachy after she, like everyone
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August
2020
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$2.9 million in support removes financial barriers for Indigenous students

Indspire, CIBC help create awards for 36 Indigenous students at the University of Alberta.

Carmen Poitras always knew she could make a difference as a teacher—it was getting the degree that
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August
2020
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U of A leads project to open access to digital learning across Alberta

New service enables students and instructors to use free online resources, or create their own.

A new collaboration between University of Alberta Libraries and other post-secondary institutions
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August
2020
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COMMENTARY || Defunding the police requires understanding what role policing plays in our society

Demystifying police work is needed to increase public support for major reforms, argues U of A sociologist.

Two contrasting perspectives have emerged in response to recent calls to “defund” police. One