A community of donors are behind every major advancement at the QEII. People like you ensure the QEII can offer the latest treatments and therapies and execute more clinical trials. When you give, you also put the best technology in the hands of experts.



One in two Canadians will receive a cancer diagnosis. It could be you or a loved one.

If and when you or a loved one face cancer, QEII teams are ready for you. You deserve the best medical care. When you give today, you are helping to build the most innovative cancer care program in the country – right here in Atlantic Canada.



In 2012, QEII supporters helped establish one of North America’s best and most innovative radiation treatment clinics, here, at the QEII. The James and Edna Claydon Radiation Treatment Clinic houses linear accelerators, targeting tumours with arc beam radiation. Patients receive more precise therapy than ever before, with better protection of healthy tissue.


Over the years, generous supporters like you have ensured the Medical Day Unit keeps up with the growing demand for cancer care in Atlantic Canada by helping expand the unit and funding additional treatment rooms so more patients receive timely care. These compassionate donors also continue to support life-saving equipment such as chemotherapy chairs and pumps.


The Atlantic Clinical Cancer Research Unit (ACCRU) would not be able to operate at its current level of capacity without people like you. Your kindness ensures a team of physicians, nurses and administrators continue to put clinical trials in action, meaning that our loved ones are connected with world-leading treatments that aren’t yet part of standard care.


The best technology available today advances patient care and is a major factor in attracting the best minds in medicine. The donor-funded linear accelerators at the QEII allowed for the creation of a medical physics program, attracting the best and brightest to learn and grow at the QEII. The medical physics program is one of 12 of its kind in the world. Medical physicists at the QEII are responsible for the accuracy of radiation doses, determining the best pathway to access tumors through targeted radiation therapy.

Virtual tour

In 2012, the QEII Foundation celebrated the opening of The James and Edna Claydon Radiation Treatment Clinic thanks to the original Cancer Never Waits fundraising campaign, which raised over $4-million. Aimed at reducing wait times and improving treatment options, the over $20-million expansion to the cancer centre – jointly funded by government and QEII Foundation donors – transformed the care journey for patients receiving radiation therapy at the QEII.

This transformation included establishing one of North America’s best and most innovative radiation treatment clinics, here, at the QEII and funding three new linear accelerators. Targeting tumours with arcs of radiation beams like never before, the addition of three new linear accelerators significantly reduces treatment times for patients. Explore The James and Edna Claydon Radiation Treatment Clinic in our virtual tour.


Equipment has an expiration date. Technology evolves and changes. With your support, QEII teams will continue to deliver the best medical care to patients who deserve it - people like you and your loved ones.


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What is the QEII?

As the largest specialized cancer care centre for Atlantic Canadians, the QEII Health Sciences Centre delivers world-class care to address some of the country’s highest cancer rates. From radiation treatment to surgery and systemic therapy, the QEII stands on guard for Atlantic Canadian patients and their families when they need it most – providing the full spectrum of care and personalized treatments for those battling this devastating disease.

The QEII Foundation has a long-standing history of supporting cancer care priorities at the QEII, funding life-saving clinics, equipment, treatment advancements and research – helping to transform the delivery of care for the one in two Atlantic Canadians who will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.

QEII Foundation

5657 Spring Garden Road, Park Lane Mall, Suite 3005
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3R4

Tel: 902 334 1546