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Local Parent Association Pushes Pediatric Brain Cancer Research Ahead

VANCOUVER, B.C. – A critical research project looking at medulloblastoma— a form of childhood brain cancer—is underway at the BC Cancer Agency’s Genome Sciences Centre thanks to a generous $25,000 gift to the BC Cancer Foundation from the BC Childhood Cancer Parents Association (BCCCPA). Medulloblastomas make up 25 to 30 per cent of all childhood cancers and brain tumours are the leading cause of...

$10 Million in Philanthropic Support Transforms Cancer Centre on Vancouver Island

Victoria, B.C. – The newly-transformed BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Centre opens after an extensive 10,000 square foot expansion. The new space, funded by the BC Cancer Foundation’s Inspire the World Campaign, houses vital support services that will provide patients and their families with enhanced care. Patients receiving care at the Vancouver Island Centre will access services that range...

First-in-Canada technology helps cancer specialists to better detect lung cancer

BC Cancer Foundation donors support major enhancement to lung cancer care
Vancouver – Lung cancer specialists at the BC Cancer Agency now have access to a three-dimensional navigation system that can enhance diagnosis, staging and care for lung cancer patients in BC. The BC Cancer Foundation-funded equipment is the first of its kind to be used in Canada and is newly-installed at the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Centre. “This technology acts as a GPS, providing clear...

A $2.5 Million Gift to the BC Cancer Foundation Provides Cancer Researchers with Top-of-the-Line Tools

Vancouver, B.C. – A $2.5 million gift to the BC Cancer Foundation from the Milan & Maureen Ilich Foundation will dramatically broaden the capacity for comprehensive pre-clinical research at the BC Cancer Agency —accelerating advancements in cancer care. “The generosity of the Milan & Maureen Ilich Foundation has solidified the BC Cancer Agency’s unique research capabilities across Canada...

Local Survivor Gives Cancer Care in Abbotsford a $100,000 High-Tech Upgrade

Abbotsford, B.C. – Home-grown philanthropist Dave Holmberg made a $100,000 gift to the BC Cancer Foundation in support of cutting-edge radiation therapy equipment at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre. Cancer has deeply impacted the Holmberg family. A year-and-a-half after losing his eldest son, David Jr., to brain cancer, Holmberg received a diagnosis of multiple myeloma—a cancer of the...

One Million Dollars Raised for World Class Cancer Research on Vancouver Island at the BC Cancer Foundation’s Jingle Mingle and Jingle Soirée

Victoria, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s Jingle Mingle and J ingle Soirée kicked-off the season of giving in style with over 230 Victorians raising an outstanding $1 million for life-changing cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre. Three-time cancer patient Laurene Clark spoke to guests about the opportunity to support those embarking on a cancer journey, “I ask you...

BC Cancer Foundation’s Jingle Mingle Poised to Advance Patient Navigation Research on Vancouver Island

Victoria, B.C. - The BC Cancer Foundation’s Jingle Mingle — Victoria’s holiday cocktail party of the year— will raise funds for patient navigation research, set to improve each patient’s cancer journey on Vancouver Island. Patient navigation sees patients and families collaborating with care-givers to negotiate the maze of treatments, services and potential barriers they encounter on the cancer...

BC Cancer Foundation named Top Pick in Charity Intelligence Canada’s 2012 Report

Vancouver – The BC Cancer Foundation has been selected as one of Canada’s top-performing charities in the 2012 report produced by Charity Intelligence (Ci) Canada. Selected for its ability to provide high returns on donor investments, the BC Cancer Foundation is among forty-five outstanding charities in the country bestowed with the Top Pick ranking. “Charity Intelligence has confirmed what our...

BC Cancer Foundation 2012 Discovery Luncheon advances PREDICT project in the Southern Interior with $60,000

KELOWNA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation 2012 Discovery Luncheon raised an amazing $60,000 to support the Personal Response Determinants in Cancer Therapy (PREDICT) project expanding to the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. The PREDICT project is a unique research initiative that will enable more rapid advancements in cancer research and care. The second...

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