Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan Announces Completion of 4D CT Simulator Community Campaign

May 11, 2022

Saskatchewan – Just over two years after launching a $3M community campaign to raise funds for two new 4D CT simulators for the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan is announcing the project’s completion. One of the 4D CT simulators has been installed at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre and the other at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre. The Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan opened just three years ago, making the success of the campaign, launched a few short months after the opening of the Foundation, even more impressive.

“We are incredibly proud of how quickly we have been able to deliver on this campaign. It’s because of the generosity of our donors, that we now have a new 4D CT Simulator at each of the Allan Blair and Saskatoon Cancer Centres,” said Nora Yeates, CEO, Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan.

The CT simulator plays a critical role for every patient requiring radiation therapy as part of their cancer treatment. It provides a patient’s medical team with the images they need to determine the best radiation treatment plan. Nearly half of all cancer patients undergo radiation at some point in their treatment.

“The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency strives to provide world-class care to each patient who comes to us for treatment. This level of care often depends on our ability to keep pace with technology. We are grateful for the tremendous efforts of the Cancer Foundation and donors for bringing leading-edge technology like 4D CT simulation into our cancer centres,” said Dr. Jon Tonita, President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.

The fundraising campaign to support the replacement of the CT simulators at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre and the Saskatoon Cancer Centre, was initiated in September 2019. Due to urgent need, the CT simulator at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre was purchased and installed in 2019, and the Foundation raised the required funds retroactively. The CT simulator at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre was installed and operational by the end of 2021.

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