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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...

B.C. Donors bring Cancer Treatment Lab to Life

VICTORIA, B.C. – An entirely new approach to cancer treatment is one step closer to the clinic with today’s opening of Canada’s most innovative lab for T cell therapy development at the BC Cancer Agency. Built 100 per cent with philanthropic funds , the Conconi Family Immunotherapy Lab forms the hub of custom immunotherapy treatment production for cancer patients across B.C. Inside the brand new...

$49.3 million advances cancer research and care in B.C.

VANCOUVER, B.C. – At the Annual General Meeting, the BC Cancer Foundation announced $49.3 million raised for the BC Cancer Agency this year: the result of 95,000 generous individuals. Funds raised allowed the Foundation to invest a record amount into research and enhancements to care this year with donors advancing more than 400 research projects at the BC Cancer Agency. The impact is felt by...

Why Biology Matters When it comes to Conquering Breast Cancer

Building on the world’s largest breast cancer study, BC Cancer Agency scientists map the relationship between cancer mutations and clinical outcomes in 2,433 women. Dr. Samuel Aparicio co-led a study with Dr. Carlos Caldas from Cancer Research UK and these teams have shown that what lies beneath the surface is critical as no two breast cancers are alike when you dig deeper. Building on a landmark...

Pre-Detecting Prostate Cancer Treatment Resistance through a Simple Blood Test

Dr. Kim Chi, medical oncologist and senior scientist at the BC Cancer Agency, and his colleagues at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, have demonstrated the clinical value of performing genomic profiling through non-invasive blood tests to benefit patients undergoing treatment for metastatic prostate cancer. The findings, published in JAMA Oncology , prove that a blood test can provide critical...

Scientists map the spread of deadliest ovarian cancer

Vancouver – BC Cancer Agency researchers are providing critical insight into the invasive spread of the most malignant form of ovarian cancer in a landmark study, published today in Nature Genetics . This is a first in mapping two distinct patterns of ovarian cancer cell migration in high grade serous ovarian cancer. Dr. Sohrab Shah The discovery, led by Dr. Sohrab Shah, senior scientist at the...

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