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10th Annual Jingle Mingle kicks off fundraising to bring innovative PET-CT scanner to Vancouver Island

An astonishing $1.74 million raised at this year’s holiday event
VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 10th annual Jingle Mingle, presented by Proline Property Management, has raised an incredible $1.74 million to bring state-of-the-art imaging closer to home for patients in need. Thanks to the generosity of guests at this year’s festive and sophisticated evening, funds have been kick started to bring a critical piece of equipment – a PET-CT scanner – to...

BC Cancer Foundation’s 2016 Discovery Luncheon - Kelowna Raises $100,000 to Support Improved Treatment in Gynaecological Cancer

KELOWNA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2016 Discovery Luncheon - Kelowna raised an amazing $100,000 in support of an expanded treatment program for women with gynaecological cancers at the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. The sixth annual Discovery Luncheon celebrated the importance of discovery research happening each year in Kelowna at the BC Cancer...

BC Cancer Foundation’s 2016 Discovery Luncheon - Abbotsford Raises Over $40,000 to Improve Outcomes for Lung Cancer Patients

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2016 Discovery Luncheon - Abbotsford raised over $40,000 to support the acquisition of a critical piece of equipment that will provide better patient outcomes and create clinical efficiencies for lung cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy at the BC Cancer Agency’s Abbotsford Centre. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death in both...

Innovative cancer treatment program to launch in British Columbia

Made-in-B.C. ‘NETRACER’ will bring neuroendocrine cancer care closer to home
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation announced a spectacular $3.05 million raised to support the launch of NETRACER: Compounds to Conquer Cancer at its annual black tie Inspiration Gala on Saturday evening at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. NETRACER is a world-class radionuclide therapy program that benefits patients with neuroendocrine cancers (NETs) and will be developed to benefit other...

Tru Value Foods Helps Fuel Local Cancer Care With $50,000 Gift

Left to right: Dr. Brad Nelson, BC Cancer Agency; Sonia Edwards, Investors Group Financial; Phil Greenhalgh, Tru Value Foods; Bruce Williams, CTV; Dean Clarke, Tru Value Foods; Darcy Manners, Tru Value Foods Campbell River , B.C. – A generous $50,000 gift from Tru Value Foods to the BC Cancer Foundation will help ensure local patients continue to have access to the latest in cancer care...

Hope Couture raises $900,000 for Personalized Lymphoma Cancer Research and Care in British Columbia

Vancouver, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2016 Hope Couture , presented by CDN Jade Mine Resources, today announces an incredible $900,000 raised to support important research into personalized lymphoma care at the BC Cancer Agency’s Centre for Lymphoid Cancer. Thanks to all donors and a generous gift of $500,000 from Samuel and Frances Belzberg by way of the Bel-Fran Charitable Foundation,...

New genetic tests become standard of cancer care in BC

Vancouver – New multi-gene analysis panels are now available to oncologists and haematologists across British Columbia as provincial diagnostic tools, meaning a more personalized approach to treatment for thousands of eligible cancer patients. The OncoPanel and Myeloid Panel are clinical tests that can detect multiple different mutations in several genes simultaneously associated with solid or...

The Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Silver Wheaton announces $7.1 million raised as 8th annual Ride commences in British Columbia

B.C.’s largest cycling fundraiser draws 1,687 riders, supporting breakthrough research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency
VANCOUVER: August 27, 2016 - The Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Silver Wheaton announced 1,687 riders helped raise $7.1 million for the BC Cancer Foundation as the eighth annual Ride commenced in British Columbia on Saturday. Funds raised through BC's largest cycling fundraiser support breakthrough cancer research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency. Overwhelming support from...

Cypress Challenge Breaks $2 Million for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Vancouver, B.C. – A record 750 cyclists took part in the 9 th annual Glotman Ÿ Simpson Cypress Challenge this Sunday to advance critical research in pancreatic cancer. More than $400,000 was raised this year benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. The timed 12km ride up Cypress Mountain draws cyclists of all levels who want to make a difference in the lives of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer...

Leading-edge VERO™ Installed at BC Cancer Agency

Vancouver, B.C. – The generosity of 4,000 BC Cancer Foundation donors has made a major milestone in cancer care possible with the installation of the leading-edge VERO™ treatment system at the BC Cancer Agency. VERO, the most cutting-edge radiotherapy technology installed in Canada, will soon benefit patients diagnosed with rare and hard-to-treat cancers and improve the standard of cancer care in...

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