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The Bird Dogs: Pointing for the Prostate Cancer Cure

For years, Frank Sojonky hid his battle with prostate cancer from the world. But by 2004 he could hide it no longer, as the disease metastasized and began to spread. So when he learned from his oncologist, Dr. Peter Venner, that a chair in prostate cancer research was needed in Alberta, he made his personal goal to raise the funds to do it. That is how the Bird Dogs started and thanks to them and the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Dr. John Lewis and the Alberta Prostate Cancer Research Initiative are making important discoveries to improve the lives of those with prostate cancer.

Watch a video about the Bird Dogs.

Part of the Team

“I have had the opportunity to be involved in APCaRI from the inception.  Working alongside a multi-disciplinary team and working with an international collaborative network has been a career highlight.  It is highly satisfying to know that my work will have a direct impact on health policy and the outcomes of patients living with prostate cancer in the future.”

- Leanne Deman