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Charbonneau Cancer Institute

Featured image for the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute. Close up image of what looks like DNA, coloured in blue.


Saturday, Sept 16 | 11am-7pm


Contemporary Calgary
701 11 St SW
Calgary, AB

The Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute is a community of problem-solvers, passionate minds and big dreamers dedicated to achieving a future less burdened by cancer. The Institute brings together researchers and clinicians to integrate research and care across disciplines, from understanding and preventing cancer, to transforming its detection and treatment, to improving life with and after cancer. From the lab to the real world, researchers right here in Calgary are dedicating their lives to limiting the impact of a cancer diagnosis for all patients and their loved ones. Come see them in the workshop at Beakerhead this year, where you can extract DNA from a strawberry and see their research in other exciting ways.

Supported by: Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Government of Alberta, SuncorFunded by the Government of Canada