Role of USask scientist Sylvia Fedoruk

Credit: USask Research Profile and Impact, and Dr. Merle Massie
A 2020 biography of Sylvia Fedoruk, entitled A Radiant Life: The Honorable Sylvia Fedoruk, Scientist, Sports Icon, and Statewoman, includes a focus on Fedoruk's key role in the development of cobalt-60 cancer treatment at the University of Saskatchewan.
The book is written by USask-trained historian Merle Massie who co-ordinates undergraduate research in the USask Office of the Vice-President Research.

The Cancer Bomb (Online Exhibit)

The Cancer Bomb exhibit project—Cobalt-60 at 60—celebrated the 60-year legacy of the cobalt-60 cancer therapy technology. The project was a partnership of the Saskatoon Western Development Museum and USask Research Profile and Impact, with sponsorship from Nutrien (formerly Potash Corp).



Thanks to a history of excellence in medical physics and accelerator technology at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan has long been a leader in cancer research and treatment.

From planting gold radon seeds, to the first radon plant in Western Canada, to the revolutionary Cobalt-60 cancer bomb, the legacy of innovation continues to today.