Calgary Cancer Centre Gets Green Light

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 Health

The 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:

  • additional inpatient beds;
  • outpatient services;
  • radiation therapy; and
  • systemic therapy (e.g., chemotherapy).

“The Alberta Cancer Foundation has been a strong advocate for a new cancer centre in Calgary. We are looking forward to being partners with the government as they move forward with the Foothills site and working with them to make life better for Albertans facing cancer.”

Myka Osinchuk, Alberta Cancer Foundation CEO

Project 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.