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$405,000 Awarded to Accelerate Research at the BC Cancer Agency

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Innovation Support Fund, established in 2010 by the BC Cancer Foundation and BC Cancer Agency, is enabling cancer researchers to accelerate research discoveries throughout the province with a $405,000 investment in equipment and technology needs. The Innovation Support Fund provides province-wide funding for the purchase of new and enhanced equipment that may not otherwise...

BC updates breast cancer screening policy

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Agency is announcing BC’s revised breast cancer screening policy, emphasizing informed choice for women. The announcement coincides with World Cancer Day, Feb 4, 2014. As part of the Provincial Breast Health Strategy, the new policy was developed after a comprehensive review of scientific data and other evidence-based screening mammography materials. The changes to...

Grants awarded for homegrown game changing cancer research

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Known for being a leading recipient in international grant competitions in cancer research, the BC Cancer Agency announced the winners of their own internal competition to support game changing cancer research in British Columbia, funded by the BC Cancer Foundation. The shortlisted Agency candidates were selected by a panel of representatives from leading cancer research...

An Incredible $620,000 Raised for Life-Saving Cancer Research on Vancouver Island at the BC Cancer Foundation's Jingle Mingle and Jingle Soirée

VICTORIA, B.C. – On December 5th, the BC Cancer Foundation’s 7th Annual Jingle Mingle brought Vancouver Island supporters together at the best holiday party of the season, raising $620,000 for world class research at the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre. With 300 guests in attendance at Victoria’s landmark Fairmont Empress Hotel, the evening began with an inspirational high. The...

A “Breathtaking” $2.3 Million Raised for Lung Cancer Research at the BC Cancer Foundation’s 2013 Inspiration Gala

Vancouver, B.C. – BC Cancer Foundation Inspiration Gala guests came together in a momentous way to bring attention to one of the most underfunded cancers, raising an astounding $2.3 million for lung cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. Emotions ran high as many of the 400 guests who gathered at the Fairmont Pacific Rim ballroom have been personally affected by the much feared disease of lung...

BC Cancer Foundation Receives Imagine Canada Accreditation

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce our accreditation under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program. The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to strengthen the practices of Canadian charities and nonprofits and increase public confidence in the sector’s work through demonstrated transparency and...

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...

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