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BC Cancer Agency’s POG Program leads to a unique breakthrough in a patient’s treatment

Vancouver, B.C. – The Personalized Onco-Genomics (POG) Program at the BC Cancer Agency has identified a life-altering treatment option for a patient with advanced cancer. POG has given Trish Keating a new reason to hope as the genomic sequencing of her aggressive colorectal cancer identified a unique protein function at play. This critical detail pointed to an outside-of-the-box treatment option...

BC Cancer Agency researcher—inspired by her own family cancer experience—leads study to help those at risk of deadly hereditary stomach cancer

VANCOUVER, B.C . BC Cancer Agency researchers publish important, life-saving findings in the inaugural JAMA Oncology that will immediately impact the care for families around the world at risk of developing a deadly hereditary gastric cancer. The study, supported by the BC Cancer Foundation and led by co-authors Samantha Hansford and Pardeep Kaurah of the BC Cancer Agency and University of...

BC Cancer Foundation raises $6.5 million to secure first-in-Canada treatment technology at the BC Cancer Agency

Vancouver, BC – The BC Cancer Foundation has reached its $6.5-million fundraising target to purchase a state-of-the-art Vero™ machine to benefit cancer patients across B.C. The technologically-advanced radiotherapy system will be the first machine of its kind in Canada, as renovations get underway to accommodate the new treatment delivery system at the BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Centre. “We are...

BC Cancer Agency Researchers Co-Lead $60 Million National Initiative for Innovative Cancer Treatments

VANCOUVER – BC Cancer Agency researchers will play a key role in the first Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) devoted to cancer research, announced today with a $25 million commitment from the Government of Canada and an additional $35 million from partners across the country. The NCE, called BioCanRX, will focus on the development of new biotherapeutics – therapies derived from biological...

$905,005 raised at BC Cancer Foundation’s Jingle Mingle accelerating immunotherapy clinical trials

VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s annual Jingle Mingle , presented by Proline Property Management, raised an astounding $905,000 to directly advance immunotherapy research at the BC Cancer Agency’s Trev & Joyce Deeley Research Centre (DRC) toward the clinical trial phase. The generosity of guests shimmered throughout the enchanting evening with gifts to support T cell production...

BC Cancer Agency scientists make internationally significant discovery, mapping the evolution of breast cancer ‘avatars’

Vancouver – A just-published paper in the prestigious journal Nature highlights how researchers at the BC Cancer Agency are using human breast cancer ‘avatars’ — models of human breast cancers — to measure how complex cancers develop and change over time. The research is unprecedented because it uses single cancer cells to expose how breast cancers evolve and how to identify the cell populations...

BC Cancer Foundation Supporting BC Cancer Agency Leadership in Care + Research

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation has provided over $172 million donor dollars to our sole-partner, the BC Cancer Agency in the past ten years to accelerate cancer research and enhancements to patient care. By providing our partner with the leadership, expertise and tools needed to ensure British Columbians benefit from the world’s best cancer care. Two years ago, the Foundation was...

BC Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Discovery Luncheon—Abbotsford raises $50,000 to advance cancer treatment options in B.C.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Discovery Luncheon—Abbotsford, presented by Scotiabank, raised an amazing $50,000 to support the High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy program at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre. The second annual Discovery Luncheon celebrated the importance of research happening each year at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre. The Abbotsford Centre is a...

BC Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Discovery Luncheon—Kelowna raises $100,000 to advance local cancer care through research

KELOWNA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Discovery Luncheon—Kelowna raised an amazing $100,000 to support clinical trials research at the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. The fourth annual Discovery Luncheon celebrated the importance of discovery research happening each year in Kelowna. The generosity of Tom Budd, with the Thomas Alan Budd...

BC Cancer Foundation 2014 Inspiration Gala Provides Astounding $5 Million to Crack the Cancer Code

Vancouver, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 10 th annual Inspiration Gala , presented by Encana, raised a record-breaking $5 million in support of the BC Cancer Agency’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program (POG). Philanthropy reined over the evening of fine wines, decadent food, and luxurious auction items, ensuring that the future of integrating genomic sequencing into standard cancer care...

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