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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...

The Ride to Conquer Cancer Announces $10.4 Million Raised as 2,642 Riders Commence the 5th Annual Ride in British Columbia

Largest cycling fundraiser in B.C. history helps the BC Cancer Foundation to fund life-saving research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Ride To Conquer Cancer announced 2642 riders helped raise $10.4 million for the BC Cancer Foundation as the fifth annual Ride commenced in British Columbia on Saturday. Funds raised through B.C.’s largest cycling fundraiser support life-saving research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency. “We are extremely grateful to this incredible community of Riders, Crew...

BC-developed prostate cancer drug holds out hope for clinical trials

VANCOUVER, B.C. – A new potential prostate cancer drug developed by the BC Cancer Agency offers hope where other drugs have failed. EPI-001 was developed by Dr. Marianne Sadar, distinguished scientist, BC Cancer Agency, and Dr. Raymond Andersen, distinguished professor, University of British Columbia. Research published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation confirms that Dr. Sadar’s team...

First Annual Concrete Hero Ultimate Urban Obstacle Challenge to be held September 29th in Downtown Vancouver

Innovative fundraiser will draw thousands of British Columbians to scale massive obstacles and race along Vancouver’s streets and alleyways in support of the BC Cancer Foundation and leading-edge cancer research in BC.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – First annual Concrete Hero Ultimate Urban Obstacle Challenge will take place on September 29th in downtown Vancouver. The innovative fundraiser will draw thousands of British Columbians to scale massive obstacles and race along Vancouver’s streets and alleyways in support of the BC Cancer Foundation and leading-edge cancer research in BC. “We are absolutely thrilled about our...

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