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Researchers identify markers that predict progression of oral lesions to cancer

VANCOUVER – A BC research team has identified a set of molecular markers that can better determine whether individuals with oral pre-cancerous lesions are at high risk of having those lesions progress to oral cancer. The findings were published today in Cancer Prevention Research and represent the only large-scale population study with long-term follow up. The study was led by Dr. Miriam Rosin,...

BC Cancer Foundation welcomes Alyssa Grace to lead Vancouver Island fundraising initiatives

VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation welcomes Alyssa Grace as senior director of development. Grace will lead fundraising activity on Vancouver Island, benefitting the BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Centre. Province-wide, the BC Cancer Foundation raised a record $50.4 million in support of research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency in 2012. Working with donors and the...

Valley First joins BC Cancer Foundation’s Golf Classic in Memory of Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins

VANCOUVER, B.C –The BC Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce Valley First as the leadership sponsor of the Golf Classic in Memory of Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins . The sponsorship will enhance the annual event’s support of life-saving cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. The BC Cancer Foundation’s Golf Classic in Memory of Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins raises funds to support cancer research and...

BC Cancer Agency library expands in Surrey

SURREY, B.C. - People in Surrey and surrounding communities looking for information about cancer now have a new resource to answer their questions. The Cancer Information Centre at the BC Cancer Agency’s Fraser Valley Centre offers books, audiovisuals and online resources on a range of topics, including cancer treatment, complementary and integrative medicine, side effects, nutrition and...

A Gift Gives Brain Cancer Care in B.C. a Major Boost

BC Cancer Agency First-in-Canada to Receive the AutoLITT Brain Cancer Surgical Technology
VANCOUVER, B.C –At the finish line of the Prospera Valley GranFondo, the BC Cancer Foundation announced a major gift of $350,000 from Eleni Skalbania, owner of the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, to support the purchase of Canada’s first AutoLITT brain cancer treatment technology. “Having hope is powerful when you’re diagnosed with a devastating disease like brain cancer, and that’s exactly what the...

Professional Cyclist Riding in the Prospera Valley GranFondo for Brain Cancer

VANCOUVER, B.C –Professional cyclist, Christian Meier has teamed up with Wedgewood Cycling and the BC Cancer Foundation to support cutting-edge brain cancer treatment technology. As a part of team AutoLITT, Meier is raising funds to improve the lives of those diagnosed with brain cancer in B.C. Meier, who recently returned from racing the Giro D’Italia, is motivated to find better treatments for...

7th Annual Underwear Affair Raises $633,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation

2012 event draws impressive 1,035 participants to race or walk in underwear and outrageous attire through downtown Vancouver raising funds for cancers that occur below the belt.
VANCOUVER, B.C–Today, the BC Cancer Foundation’s Underwear Affair announced that 1,035 participants raised $633,000 to fund breakthrough research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency for cancers that occur below the belt. “We are absolutely thrilled with the support and engagement of British Columbians who chose to take part in the Underwear Affair this year,” says Douglas Nelson,...

BC Cancer Foundation raises a record $50.4 million

Announced at 77th Annual General Meeting with introduction of new board directors
Vancouver, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation announced a record $50.4 million fundraising year at their 77 th annual general meeting, held June 21, 2012. The record funds raised are thanks to the partnership of more than 110,000 donors throughout British Columbia and will support innovative cancer research and enhancements to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency. Douglas Nelson, BC Cancer...

Students Rally around their Teacher to Support Cancer Research

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Students at Bradner Elementary cap the 2012 school year with a gift to cancer research, supporting their kindergarten teacher’s efforts to honour her mother’s memory. The elementary school children initiated a coin drive, collecting over $1,500 for the BC Cancer Foundation. Ravinder Grewal, kindergarten teacher at Bradner Elementary, started a fundraising initiative in memory...

BC Smartphone Innovation aids Ovarian Cancer Surgeons and Researchers

VANCOUVER, B.C. - A locally-created new smartphone app is enabling ovarian cancer surgeons in B.C. to record details directly from the surgical suite to the provincial database where ovarian cancer tumour information is stored, investigated and tracked— the Cheryl Brown Ovarian Cancer Outcomes Unit. The innovation has been made possible thanks to a donor to the BC Cancer Foundation. Dr. Sarah...

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