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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-...

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...

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...

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