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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...

BC Cancer Foundation’s 2015 Discovery Luncheon—Abbotsford Raises $28,000 to Support Next Evolution in Cancer Care

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2015 Discovery Luncheon—Abbotsford raised an amazing $28,000 to support the BC Cancer Agency’s Personalized Onco-Genomics (POG) Program. The third annual Discovery Luncheon celebrated the importance of research happening each year at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre and the future of cancer care through the latest advancements in treatment...

Funding positions B.C. as a leader in breast cancer research

VICTORIA, B.C. — Health Minister Terry Lake today announced $2 million for the BC Cancer Foundation to support world-leading genomic research to improve outcomes for breast cancer patients and save lives. “We recognize October as breast cancer awareness month, to bring to light a disease that affects over 3,000 British Columbians and their families each year,” said Lake. “By supporting innovation...

A New Made-in-B.C. Immunotherapy to Become a Reality

BC Cancer Foundation Funding to Launch Clinical Trials Program
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation announced an incredible $4.2 million raised to support the launch of immunotherapy clinical trials at the 2015 Inspiration Gala . Leading up to the Inspiration Gala , the Robert L. Conconi Foundation challenged British Columbians through a matching gift offer to help get immunotherapy clinical trials into the clinic, inspiring over 5,000 individuals to...

B.C.’s Conconi Family to Match Donations Dollar-for-Dollar up to $1 Million

Funds to Help Launch Immunotherapy Clinical Trials
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation and Robert L. Conconi Foundation announce an exciting opportunity that will see donations matched up to $1 million in support of an innovative new cancer treatment for B.C. patients. Robert Conconi believes he owes his life to cancer research and the hard working scientists and clinicians at the BC Cancer Agency after successful cancer treatments years...

Hope Couture raises $460,000 to Change the Landscape of Breast Cancer Care in British Columbia

Vancouver, BC – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2015 Hope Couture, presented by Peterson, announced an incredible $460,000 raised to support the Breast Cancer Research Initiative at the BC Cancer Agency. Funds will help to fundamentally change medical practice for the benefit of 3,200 British Columbians who will hear the words “you have breast cancer” this year alone. “Over the past decade, the BC...

The 7th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Silver Wheaton announces $8.4 million raised

B.C.’s largest cycling fundraiser draws 2,087 riders and supports breakthrough research and enhancements to care through the BC Cancer Foundation
VANCOUVER, August 29, 2015 - The Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Silver Wheaton announced 2,087 riders helped raise $8.4 million for the BC Cancer Foundation as the seventh annual Ride commenced in British Columbia on Saturday. Funds raised through B.C.'s largest cycling fundraiser support breakthrough cancer research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency. "One in fifteen British...

BC Cancer Foundation co-funds two Terry Fox New Investigators

Researchers aim to improve treatment and diagnostics for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients
Vancouver, BC - Two local cancer researchers will use nearly $1-million in new research funding to explore ways to treat leukemia and diagnose lymphoma using novel, non-detrimental or invasive approaches involving vitamin C and simple blood tests. Dr. Martin Hirst, University of British Columbia, and Dr. Ryan Morin, Simon Fraser University, both investigators conducting research at the BC Cancer...

$400,000 Raised for Pancreatic Cancer Research at 8th Annual Glotman-Simpson Cypress Challenge

Vancouver, B.C. – Over 600 cyclists took to Cypress Mountain in the 8th Annual Glotman Simpson Cypress Challenge on Sunday, raising an incredible $400,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation. The event has raised over $1.6 million to tackle one of the deadliest forms of cancer: pancreatic. This year’s event was held in memory of Darren Latoski, a well-known B.C. businessman who was diagnosed in 2012 and...

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