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BC Cancer Foundation Welcomes Sarah Roth as President & CEO

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The BC Cancer Foundation Board of Directors has appointed Sarah Roth as President & CEO, effective April 18, 2016. Sarah Roth joins the Foundation with an extensive twenty-year career in fundraising and a track record of success. Sarah Roth, BC Cancer Foundation President & CEO “On behalf of the BC Cancer Foundation Board, I welcome Sarah to the team. We are thrilled to...

Researchers Find Cause of Rare Gastric Cancer

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Today, families around the world have answers as to what’s causing a long history of stomach cancer. The international study involved BC Cancer Agency researchers and has discovered the genetic cause of a rare gastric condition that can lead to stomach cancer. The team, including Dr. David Huntsman, Distinguished Scientist at the BC Cancer Agency and Professor in the Departments...

$325,000 Raised at 2016 Workout to Conquer Cancer™

RICHMOND, B.C. – Hundreds of participants took to the gym floor on Saturday April 2 nd to Workout to Conquer Cancer TM , raising an inspiring $325,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation. The funds will support priority cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency, kick-starting projects with the most promise to dramatically improve cancer outcomes. In four years, Workout has raised an incredible $1.3...

Lose the Booze™ Raises Over $62,000 for Cancer Research

With the pop of a cork, Booze Losers across the province are rejoicing. After going alcohol-free for 29 days in February, participants in BC Cancer Foundation’s Lose the Booze are ready to break their happy hour ban and put the dry month behind them. Over 230 people from across B.C. traded their wine for water and pints for pop and fundraised an amazing $62,137 in the process, which will directly...

Breaking Ground on the Next Generation of Cancer Treatment

VICTORIA, BC – With the strike of a hammer, Robert and Alex Conconi ceremoniously begin construction of a lab where life-saving cancer treatments will be made. Victoria is a scientific hub for cancer immunotherapy research in Canada, and today’s milestone takes the research team one giant step closer to bringing customized Adoptive T Cell Therapies to the clinic. This new lab, called a clean room...

$1.5 Million Bridges Lab Discovery and Clinic with new BC Cancer Foundation Clinical Investigator Awards

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation and BC Cancer Agency announce new BC Cancer Foundation Clinical Investigator Awards with $1.5 million. The funding provides two BC Cancer Agency clinician-researchers the opportunity to dramatically alter cancer care for patients in B.C. Dr. Aly Karsan and Dr. Jessica McAlpine recipients of the BC Cancer Foundation Clinical Investigator Awards The five-...

Supporting miracles with Personalized Onco-Genomics

VANCOUVER, BC – It's not every day a miracle happens. With government funding of $3 million to the BC Cancer Foundation, the Personalized Onco-Genomics program and high priority cancer projects are receiving a boost from the BC Cancer Foundation to help the BC Cancer Agency continue to find unique cures for the hardest to beat cancers, Premier Christy Clark announced today. "The future of cancer...

BC Cancer Foundation’s Jingle Mingle Raises Record-Breaking $1.3 Million

VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation announced that the 9 th annual Jingle Mingle , presented by Proline Property Management, raised a record-breaking $1.3 million. These critical funds will launch a made-in-Victoria immunotherapy cancer treatment into clinical trials. The Fairmont Empress Hotel ballroom was transformed into a chic winter chalet where over 350 guests gave the greatest gift...

A made-in-B.C. prostate cancer drug entering clinical trials

VANCOUVER, BC – A prostate cancer drug developed by researchers at the BC Cancer Agency and the University of British Columbia is entering human clinical trials. The drug is specifically designed to target and shut down metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (m-CRPC) when other treatments have failed. "Today represents a significant milestone as we witness the fruits of our labour in the...

BC Cancer Foundation’s 2015 Discovery Luncheon - Kelowna Raises $104,000 to Support Next Evolution in Cancer Care

KELOWNA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2015 Discovery Luncheon - Kelowna raised an amazing $104,000 to support the BC Cancer Agency’s Personalized Onco-Genomics (POG) Program. The fifth annual Discovery Luncheon celebrated the importance of discovery research happening each year in Kelowna at the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. “While over 26,000...

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