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Cancer Guidelines (CancerControl Alberta)

The Guideline Resource Unit (GURU) coordinates the development of guidelines for cancer treatment and follow-up care in collaboration with the thirteen Provincial Tumour Teams in Alberta.  The recommendations contained in these guidelines are a consensus of the relevant Provincial Tumour Team synthesis of currently accepted approaches to treatment, supportive care and follow up, which have been derived from a review of relevant scientific literature.

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Alberta Health Services Palliative and End of Life Care

Learn more about palliative care, find services in your Zone, view additional resources, and hear stories of how palliative and end of life care is making a difference for Albertans.

Go to AHS Palliative and End of Life Care website

Bridges: Janet's Story

“Every day, I make sure that people understand they can prepare, and they can make choices, and they can live well with their advanced disease as the end of their life unfolds.” – Janet Vandale

Check out a new PaCES-inspired digital story called Bridges: Janet's Story. Janet Vandale, Clinical Nurse Specialist, is the early palliative care consultant for the PaCES program. In this story, Janet shares her professional and personal reflections on how palliative care, delivered early in the trajectory of a person’s serious illness, contributes to meaning, comfort and calm as they live the last part of their life.

Watch Bridges: Janet's Story

PEP Talks: Palliative Care with Sadia Ahmed

Listen to Episode 3 of "PEP Talks", Alberta SPOR Support Unit's patient engagement podcast, featuring Sadia Ahmed, Master of Science candidate in the Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary. In this episode, Sadia reflects on her research into early palliative care with the PaCES project, engaging patients in health research, and her graduate school experience.

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Palliative care tip sheets


Elements of an Early Palliative Approach to Care

Palliative Care Fact of the Month, April 2019

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