Department of Oncology

Cross Cancer Institute

Cross Cancer Institute is the comprehensive cancer centre for northern Alberta, and is one of two tertiary cancer centres in the province. The Cross Cancer Institute is a lead centre for the province-wide prevention, research and treatment program

 

 

 

If you have questions or concerns related to your treatment, call:

Days 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Telephone Triage Nurse 780-432-8919

Toll Free 1-877-707-4848

Evenings and Nights 4:00 pm - 8:30 am

HEALTHLink Alberta 811

 

Main Switchboard...................................780-432-8771

Patient Registration ...............................780-432-8779

Patient Information (Health Records).....780-432-8573

 


 History of the Cross Cancer Institute

 

Wallace Warren Cross (September 23, 1887 – August 4, 1973) was a medical doctor and long serving politician from Alberta, Canada.

Cross was elected in the 1935 Alberta general election for the Alberta Social Credit Party for the Hand Hills district. He served 6 terms in office retiring from provincial politics in 1959.

Cross became minister of health under Premier William Aberhart. During his time as minister, he opened a series of cancer clinics across the province, and actively focused the Department of Healths resources on cancer treatment. He died in Edmonton in 1973.

The Cross Cancer Institute, which opened in 1968, is named in his honor.