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BC Cancer Foundation’s Inaugural Discovery Luncheon – Abbotsford raises $35,000 to improve cancer treatment options in B.C.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s inaugural Discovery Luncheon – Abbotsford raised an amazing $35,000 to support the Clinical Trials Program for the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre. The Abbotsford Centre is a key participant in the advancement of cancer clinical trials in British Columbia which will help change the future of care through more effective treatment options. The...

BC Cancer Foundation’s 2013 Discovery Luncheon raises $82,000 to advance an innovative breast cancer treatment option in the Southern Interior

KELOWNA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2013 Discovery Luncheon – Kelowna raised an amazing $82,000 to support the Breast Seed Brachytherapy Pilot Research Project at the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. The project offers patients an effective, more convenient option than traditional radiation therapy by delivering treatment precisely to the site of...

1st Annual Concrete Hero Raises Over $400,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation

Over 1,000 participants, volunteers and supporters raced 9 km and cleared 9 obstacles in downtown Vancouver to support life-saving research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Concrete Hero announced over 1,000 participants, volunteers and supporters helped raise over $400,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation on Sunday. Funds raised through the chip-timed, 9km urban obstacle challenge in downtown Vancouver to support life-saving research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency. “Thanks to this heroic community of participants, event staff,...

Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer powers life-saving Cancer Research forward in BC

Vancouver, B.C. – Participants brought their a-game for a good cause at the BC Cancer Foundation’s Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer on September 14th. Funds raised, through the generosity of event participants, will support breakthrough research at the BC Cancer Agency where researchers are changing the way cancer is prevented, detected and treated. There was something for everyone at this...

Silver Wheaton announced as Presenting Sponsor for The Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Ride to Conquer Cancer , benefitting the BC Cancer Foundation, announced an exciting new commitment from Silver Wheaton. The Vancouver-based precious metal streaming company is the Presenting Sponsor of the B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer in 2014 through to 2016—supporting the largest cycling fundraiser in B.C. history. Over five years, the Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised an...

Family Raises $90,000 to Further Understanding of Endometrial Cancer in Honour of their Mother

COQUITLAM, B.C. – A local family has raised over $90,000 to support cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency in memory of their mother. The Sarabjit Gill Memorial Fund benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation will advance research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of endometrial cancer, the fourth most common cancer among Canadian women. Mandeep and her siblings, Jag and Manpreet Gill lost their...

8th Annual Underwear Affair Raises $625,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation

2013 event draws 1,025 participants to race, walk or complete challenges in downtown Vancouver wearing underwear and outrageous attire to support leading-edge research and enhancements to care for cancers which occur below-the-belt.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The 8th annual Underwear Affair announced 1,025 participants raised $625,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation to support leading-edge research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency. Participants raced, walked and completed challenges through downtown Vancouver wearing underwear and outrageous costumes to raise funds and awareness for cancers which occur below-the-belt. “...

BC Cancer Foundation Raises Record $58 Million for Cancer Research in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation raised a record $58 million for cancer research and enhancements to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency. The momentous total, announced at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting, was made possible with contributions from 100,600 British Columbians this year. “British Columbians have shown their commitment to cancer research this year, like never before...

Changing the face of cancer treatment

Genomic research into lymphoid cancer offers new model for cancer diagnosis and treatment
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Researchers at the BC Cancer Agency will receive a $10 million investment to further their work in finding a cost-effective, genomic approach to treat lymphoid cancer patients. The substantial support from Genome British Columbia, the BC Cancer Foundation, Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will dramatically advance therapies for patients...

Statement by Doug Nelson, President and CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation

Hello everyone, Since Sunday’s tragic accident on the Ride to Conquer Cancer, the BC Cancer Foundation has been working to support Xavier Pelletier’s family and to honour his commitment to cancer research. The BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Centre is home to Canada’s only high school internship program. As a high school student who knew the meaning of giving back, it seemed only fitting for...

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