Foundation Matters: February 2024

First-in-World Saskatchewan-led Clinical Trial 

Saskatchewan has launched a first-ever clinical trial, focused on substantially improving the quality of life for ovarian cancer patients.

The trial has been made possible with a Next Generation Sequencer, a new piece of equipment purchased in honour of Donald E Kramer, founder of Kramer Tractor, through a very significant generational donation by his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

This Next Generation Sequencer is the first in Saskatchewan for direct patient care, and it is the first Sequencer in Canada to perform tumor testing for clinical decision-making in gynecologic cancers.

We are so very grateful to the Kramer family!

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Donald E. Kramer, 1926-2018

James Kramer and Saskatchewan Cancer Agency Researchers with the Next Generation Sequencer










You Did It!

This fall, you were invited to help ensure that Saskatchewan patients benefit from the best in personalized medicine. And wow – you answered the call!

Your gifts totaled over $124,000 in support of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, the most promising treatment for blood cancers.

But that’s not all!

Thanks to an anonymous friend of the Foundation, your donations were matched resulting in $248,000 for CAR T-cell therapy.

Thank you for supporting innovative immunotherapy in Saskatchewan! 


Take this quick quiz: Test Your Knowledge About Wills

The Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan is pleased to share a resourceful website called Will Power to show you the ease and impact of making a gift through your Will.

Visit our Future of Cancer Care webpage to learn more about the legacy you can make to support the future of cancer care in Saskatchewan.

Contact Jakki Crowe, Director of Development at (306) 552-5665 or email to connect directly with the Foundation and learn more.



Are you, or is someone you know, living with a life-threatening cancer diagnosis? Cameco and the Saskatchewan Roughriders want to help ease the burden of cancer by fulfilling your dreams!

The Cameco Riders Touchdown for Dreams program is a partnership between Cameco, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan, and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.

To apply, complete the 2024 Dream Application before midnight on March 19, 2024


Last month marked our 5-year anniversary at the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan!

As we reflect on the incredible journey we’ve shared over these past 5 years, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has been a part of this meaningful mission to enhance cancer care for patients in Saskatchewan.

Looking ahead, we’re excited for the future and the positive impact we can create together for cancer patients right here at home. Thank you!


Follow us on social media to see your gifts in action!

We share donor profiles, stories about cancer patients who have been touch by your generosity, and we’ll make sure you never miss an event happening in your community in support of Saskatchewan cancer patients.