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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...

BC Cancer Agency Researchers Develop Prognostic Test for Follicular Lymphoma

Vancouver – BC Cancer Agency researchers have published important findings with the power to predict patient response to existing treatment regimens. The results were released in The Lancet Oncology . The study, carried out in collaboration with scientists at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians, University Munich, and collaborators at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston...

A New Chair in Cancer Survivorship for British Columbians

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Simon Fraser University and the BC Cancer Agency announce that Dr. Stuart Peacock will hold the new Leslie Diamond Chair in Cancer Survivorship. With advancements in early detection, diagnostics and treatments, nearly 185,000 British Columbians are part of a growing legion of cancer survivors. The Leslie Diamond Chair in Cancer Survivorship is supported with $5 million in...

Cancer Research in BC Celebrates a Decade of Discovery

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Agency Research Centre celebrates its tenth birthday and a decade of discovery from its labs. “From humble roots as a basement lab to a state of the art facility that has helped develop treatments that have saved countless lives, together we celebrate 10 years of the BC Cancer Agency’s Research Centre,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “The work conducted through...

BC Cancer Foundation Announces $52.2 Million for Life-saving Cancer Research in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation announced $52.2 million raised in support of life-saving cancer research. Through the generosity of 100,000 British Columbians the Foundation is the largest funder of cancer research in B.C., supporting breakthrough discoveries that result in life-saving advancements for those facing cancer. “This year, our donors rallied with overwhelming support to...

Significant childhood cancer discovery made by scientists at the BC Cancer Agency

Vancouver B.C. – Research published today by scientists at the BC Cancer Agency in Cancer Cell brings new hope for the treatment of high-risk childhood sarcomas – a type of cancer that has seen almost no treatment improvement in the last 20 years in spite of intense research efforts. Sarcomas are malignant – meaning they are cancerous – tumors of the connective tissues, including bones and...

$360,000 Raised at Workout to Conquer Cancer

Vancouver, B.C. – the BC Cancer Foundation’s Workout to Conquer Cancer will power life-saving cancer research with $360,000 raised through the day-long fitness challenge. Five-hundred men and women converged to sweat-it-out in the most meaningful workout of their lives. In three years, Workout has raised an incredible $1,050,000 providing researchers at the BC Cancer Agency with the platforms,...

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