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ctDNA and the Future of Lymphoid Cancer Research

In part, my research since joining the SFU faculty has been a logical extension of my PhD thesis. I continue to collaborate with many scientists and clinicians at BC Cancer to study the genetic features of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs), with emphasis on research questions that will make a difference for patients.

One of the cancers I focus on is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL...

The Impact of Philanthropy at the Terry Fox Laboratory

How do BC Cancer Foundation donors support my research? The answer to be complete would take pages, literally. But let me hit the highlights:

It is now eight years ago that we were able to move our lab from the old research centre (the old bakery, as we called it) to the state-of-the-art BC Cancer Agency Research Centre. Without generous...

Stem Cell Research at the Terry Fox Laboratory

My role since joining the BC Cancer Agency has been that of a full time scientist in the Terry Fox Laboratory (TFL). Currently I am Director of the TFL, a bustling interdisciplinary research group that now numbers some 12 scientists, over 80 trainees (split between graduate students and post doctoral fellows) and a cadre of highly specialized technical and...

Hello from Dr. Keith Humphries

Hello, my name is Dr. Keith Humphries and I have had the privilege of working at the BC Cancer Agency as a researcher for just shy of 30 years.

Looking back, I still find it curious that a prairie boy raised in Edmonton and seemingly destined to pursue a career in physics ended up with an MD then a PhD and a lifelong pursuit of the mysteries...

Introducing Guest Blogger Dr. Keith Humphries

Hello everyone, 

Thank you to our January guest blogger Dr. Bernie Eigl for starting the year on a high note with a fascinating look at clinical trials - we wish Dr. Eigl great success as clinical trials research continues to expand in B.C. 

We're very pleased to have Dr. Keith Humphries join us as guest blogger for February. Dr. Humphries is the Director of the Terry Fox...

Mentorship

The process of becoming a scientist is certainly a complicated one, maybe lifelong. A key part of this process I’ve experienced, that is just as important as learning the science and research methods, is mentorship.

Mentorship has helped me transition from being a new, ‘green’ student to feeling confident in my research and contributing to the team here at the BC Cancer Agency Research...

Blood Cancers and my Hopes for Scientific Research

As my close family has, unfortunately, been affected by cancer, I can relate to that feeling of urgency and desire to accelerate research and better understand cancer. As a family member, I want to know that more effective and less toxic treatments are on the horizon. As a researcher, I want to discover the same thing. This means learning how cancers exert their effect and finding the changes...

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